Big First Half Leads Men's Basketball To Runaway Win at UNE

Hugh O'Neil had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds in the win at UNE
Hugh O'Neil had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds in the win at UNE

BIDDEFORD, Maine – The Bowdoin College men's basketball team scored 69 points in the first half and coasted to a 114-94 win at UNE on Tuesday evening.

The Polar Bears improve to 2-1 with the win while the Nor'easters fall to 1-3.

Game Highlights

  • With UNE holding an early 7-4 lead, Bowdoin used a 10-0 run, led by four points from Zavier Rucker, to take the lead for good.
  • After the Nor'easters cut the lead to 14-9, another 10-0 Bowdoin surge, capped by a Hugh O'Neil layup, pushed the lead to double figures.
  • The Polar Bears were on fire in the opening twenty minutes, going 25-36 and going 16-18 from inside the three-point arc. They also connected on nine trifectas to post 69 points in the period and own a 69-38 lead.
  • Bowdoin owned as much as a 35-point lead on their way to the win.

By The Numbers

  • David Reynolds continued his hot play, scoring a game-high 26 points, including 6-8 from three-point range, and five rebounds.
  • Zavier Rucker added 23 points, eight assists and five rebounds for Bowdoin.
  • Hugh O'Neil had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds while Sam Grad added 15 points off the bench.
  • Bowdoin finished at 58% shooting for the contest and held a 55-30 advantage in rebounding,

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears head to Massachusetts on Sunday as they return to action at Babson at 2:00 p.m.