Hot First Half Leads Babson Over Men's Basketball

Jack Simonds had 26 points and 11 rebounds against Colby
Jack Simonds had 26 points and 11 rebounds against Colby

BABSON PARK, Mass. – The Bowdoin College men's basketball team couldn't overcome an early deficit in an 84-63 setback to Babson on Sunday afternoon.

The Polar Bears fall to 2-2 this season with the loss. The Beavers improve to 3-2 overall.

Game Highlights

  • Tied at two apiece in the early going, the Beavers went on a 16-2 run over the next five minutes to take a commanding 18-4 lead early in the first half
  • The Beavers hit eight three-pointers in the first half and held a commanding 25-13 advantage in rebounding over the first twenty minutes to take a 54-27 edge at the break.
  • Bowdoin used a 10-2 run to cut the lead to 17 points, 76-59, with 5:30 to go, but an Andrew Jaworski three-pointer pushed the lead back to 20 points and the Polar Bears got no closer for the remainder of the game.

By The Numbers

  • Babson connected on 13 three-pointers in the game, hitting on 44% from long range. Bowdoin could only net 2-14 from beyond the arc.
  • Jack Simonds led Bowdoin with 19 points and seven rebounds while David Reynolds had 16 points and seven boards. Zavier Rucker added 12 points for the Polar Bears.
  • Frank Oftring led all scorers with 22 points and added ten rebounds for the Beavers.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin heads to Farmington to play Maine-Farmington on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. before returning to Brunswick for their home opener on Thursday night against Colby (7:00 p.m.)