Simonds Scores 27 To Lead Men's Basketball Over Brandeis

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WALTHAM, Mass. – The Bowdoin College men's basketball team returned from break with an impressive 64-58 road victory at Brandeis on Sunday afternoon.

The Polar Bears improve to 7-3 while the Judges drop to 7-3.

Game Highlights

  • The Judges came out firing, taking an early 14-6 advantage following a Chandler Jones three-pointer.
  • Brandeis maintained the lead throughout the first half, closing the period on a 7-0 run to take a 32-23 edge into the break.
  • The hosts extended their lead to 11 points early in the second half before Jack Simonds took over for the Polar Bears.
  • Simonds scored 21 of his game-high 27 points in the second half, including five three-pointers to spark the Polar Bear comeback.
  • A Simonds trifecta capped 10-2 run for Bowdoin, closing the gap to 46-45 with 8:15 on the clock.
  • Following a Brandeis layup, Simonds buried another three-pointer to tie the game at 48 with 7:13 to go.
  • A 5-0 Polar Bear surge gave Bowdoin their first lead since early in the opening half, but Brandeis rallied to tie the score at 53 apiece with 3:27 on the clock.
  • Out of a Bowdoin timeout Stephen Ferraro hit a layup and Jack Simonds netted another three-pointer to make it 58-53 with two minutes to go.
  • Bowdoin iced it with four free throws in the final minute to seal the victory.

By The Numbers

  • Simonds finished with 27 points on 8-16 from the field, including 5-8 from three-point range. He also grabbed four rebounds and had two steals.
  • Hugh O'Neil added 16 points with 14 rebounds for Bowdoin.
  • Brandeis was led by 16 points from Eric D'Aguanno.
  • Bowdoin finished at 45% shooting for the game and locked down Brandeis, who connected on just 36% from the field.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will return to action on Friday night when they host Bates at 7:00 p.m.