Men's Basketball Tips Pine Manor To Earn First Home Win

Stephen Ferraro had nine points and seven assists in the win over Pine Manor
Stephen Ferraro had nine points and seven assists in the win over Pine Manor

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College men's basketball team held off a late charge by Pine Manor to take a 70-66 win on Saturday afternoon at Morrell Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears even their record at 3-3 this season while the Gators fall to 1-8 with the loss.

Game Highlights

  • After Pine Manor took the initial 3-0 lead on a game-opening three-pointer from Carlos Martins, the Polar Bears took command with a 13-2 run, capped by a Jack Simonds three-pointer.
  • Bowdoin pushed its lead to 18 points, 50-32, at halftime and extended their advantage to as many as 22 points in the second half.
  • A Zavier Rucker three-pointer gave Bowdoin its largest lead, 68-46, with 6:00 minutes remaining, but the Gators closed the game on a 20-2 run, including five three-pointers and closed the gap to as few as four points in the closing minute.
  • The Gators had an opportunity to cut it to a single-possession game, but a missed layup with 11 seconds to go sealed the win for Bowdoin.

By The Numbers

  • After shooting 62.5% from the field in the first half, Bowdoin cooled to 20.7% in the second half and finished at 42.6% for the game.
  • Jack Simonds finished with 17 points and eight boards while Hugh O'Neil recorded a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.
  • David Reynolds (14) and Zacier Rucker (11) also saw double digits while Stephen Ferraro had nine points, seven assists and five steals.
  • Pine Manor got 34 points from its bench, including a team-high 17 from Shaun Miller and 13 from Rasheed Bell.
  • Bowdoin owned a slim 42-41 edge in rebounding for the game.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin continues its non-conference slate on Monday against Anna Maria at home at 6:00 p.m.
  • The Gators return to action at home on Tuesday against Green Mountain College.