Late Surge Lifts Men's Basketball Past Maine Maritime

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CASTINE, Maine – The Bowdoin College men's basketball team pulled away in the second half for an 84-63 non-conference win at Maine Maritime Academy on Monday evening.

The Polar Bears improve to 12-7 this season while the Mariners drop to 9-9.

Game Highlights

  • The Polar Bears shot 53% from the field in the first half but couldn't pull away from the Mariners.
  • Bowdoin entered the half with a 37-33 lead thanks to 11 first-half points from Jack Simonds.
  • The Mariners stayed within four points early in the second half, trailing 42-38, before a 7-1 Bowdoin run, capped by a David Reynolds three-pointer, pushed the lead to double-digits, 49-39.
  • The Mariners wouldn't go away, however, closing to within three points following a Nicholas DePatsy three-pointer, 61-58, with 6:16 remaining.
  • Bowdoin hit the throttle from there, as seven straight points from Jack Simonds sparked a 14-0 run for the Polar Bears.
  • David Reynolds capped the run with a three-pointer that made it 75-58 with 2:33 remaining, icing the win for Bowdoin.

By The Numbers

  • Bowdoin finished at 56% shooting for the game but the Mariners hit eight three-pointers to stay within shouting distance for most of the contest.
  • The Polar Bears owned a 36-24 edge in rebounding and scored 18 points off 11 MMA turnovers.
  • David Reynolds had a game-high 21 points while Jack Simonds ended with 20 points and ten rebounds.
  • Hugh O'Neil (10 points, seven boards, three steals) and Zavier Rucker (11 points, five boards) also saw double figures for Bowdoin.
  • The Mariners were led by 18 points from Nicholas DePatsy.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin returns for a three-game homestand at Morrell Gymnasium, beginning with a big NESCAC home game on Friday evening against Middlebury at 7:00 p.m.