Comeback Falls Short as Men's Hoops Drops at Trinity

Zavier Rucker had a team-best 14 points for Bowdoin against Trinity.
Zavier Rucker had a team-best 14 points for Bowdoin against Trinity.

HARTFORD, Conn. – The Bowdoin College men's basketball team couldn't mount a comeback in a 66-56 loss to Trinity on Friday night.

The Polar Bears fall to 8-5 (1-2 NESCAC) with the loss while the Bantams improve to 10-5 (1-2 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Both teams struggled offensively in the first half as the Bantams clung to a 27-20 lead at intermission.
  • The Polar Bears recovered from an early deficit to take a 20-15 lead on a Zavier Rucker jumper with five minutes left in the opening period.
  • But the Bantams held Bowdoin scoreless from there and went on a 12-0 run to carry the seven-point edge into the second half.
  • Trinity quickly pushed the lead to double figures in the second half and built as many as a 21-point lead with 9:54 remaining, 53-32.
  • Bowdoin answered with a 10-0 run to climb back into the contest, and came within six points after a Jack Simonds layup, 62-56, with 2:03 remaining.
  • The Bantams held Bowdoin scoreless for the remainder, however, to walk away with the win.

By The Numbers

  • Trinity's Kyle Padmore led all players with 20 points while Donald Jorden had 13 points and ten rebounds for the Bantams.
  • Zavier Rucker was Bowdoin's lone player in double digits with 14. Hugh O'Neil had ten rebounds.
  • Trinity held Bowdoin to just 34% shooting from the field and forced 15 turnovers. The Bantams only connected on 40% from the field, but converted 17 points off turnovers in the win.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin returns to Maine to face Saint Joseph's in Standish on Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m.