BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College men's basketball team picked up a 78-60 win over Husson in its final regular season home game on Tuesday evening.
The Polar Bears improve to 14-8 overall while the Eagles fall to 13-9 this season.
- Bowdoin set the tone early, getting a game-opening three-pointer from Jack Simonds and building a 12-2 lead after 4:30 of play.
- The Polar Bears led by as many as 19 points in the first half, 29-10, following a Jack Bors three-pointer with 7:41 left in the opening period.
- Husson made a late push and got a buzzer-beating put-back from Justin Martin to trim the Bowdoin lead to 37-25 at halftime.
- Bowdoin shot 54% from three-point range in the first half (6-11) and got 17 points from Simonds.
- Husson made a push to get back into the contest early in the second half, rolling off a 10-2 run to close the gap to just four points, 39-35, after a D.J. Bussey three-pointer with 16:47 remaining.
- Jack Simonds took over from there for Bowdoin, scoring eight points in a 10-0 run for the Polar Bears, extending the lead back to double digits.
- The lead stayed in double figures for the rest of the game as the Polar Bears led by as many as 21 points on their way to the win.
By The Numbers
- The Polar Bears finished at 55.2% shooting for the game, including 9-16 (56.3%) from three-point range.
- Bowdoin held Husson to 35% shooting for the game. The Eagles went 0-13 from three-point range in the opening half and ended 5-24 for the contest.
- Jack Simonds led the way for Bowdoin, totaling 31 points on 12-18 shooting (including 4-6 from three-point range) for the Polar Bears.
- Hugh O'Neil had 12 points and 14 rebounds.
- DJ Bussey led Husson with 17 points while Justin Martin had 11 points and nine boards in the loss.
- Bowdoin held a 42-34 edge in rebounding in the game.
- Bowdoin closes its regular season with a pair of NESCAC road games this weekend, at Connecticut College on Friday (7:00 p.m.) and at Wesleyan on Saturday (3:00 p.m.)