Balanced Attack Lifts Men's Basketball Past Connecticut College

Jack Bors had eight points off the bench in Bowdoin's win at Conn. College
Jack Bors had eight points off the bench in Bowdoin's win at Conn. College

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Bowdoin College men's basketball team picked up a big conference road win on Friday night, 76-68, at Connecticut College.

The Polar Bears (15-8, 4-5 NESCAC) head into the final day of NESCAC play with hopes for a conference tournament berth still alive. Bowdoin is currently in a three-way tie with Colby and Tufts for the final spot and needs a win at Wesleyan tomorrow to guarantee a spot in the field.

Game Highlights

  • The Polar Bears never trailed on Friday night against the Camels, jumping to an 8-0 lead out of the gate thanks to six early points from Jack Simonds.
  • Bowdoin shot 50% from the field in the first half and connected on five three-pointers, getting two each from Simonds and Jack Bors, to take a 39-30 edge at the break.
  • The Camels made a surge out of halftime, cutting the lead to five points on two occasions early in the second half, including 48-43, with 15:18 to go.
  • Bowdoin answered with a game-deciding 11-0 run, capped by an old fashioned three-point play from Sam Grad that made it a 16-point game, 59-43, with 13:16 remaining.
  • That proved too big of a hole for the Camels, who got no closer than seven points the rest of the way.

By The Numbers

  • A balanced Bowdoin attack saw four players in double digits, led by 17 apiece from Jack Simonds and Zavier Rucker.
  • David Reynolds had 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists while Hugh O'Neil carded 10 points.
  • David Labossiere had a game-high 24 points for the Camels.
  • Bowdoin hit on 50.9% from the field in the win and hit ten three-pointers while holding Conn. College to just 41.3% shooting.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will play Wesleyan on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. with numerous scenarios still in play for NESCAC Tournament possibilities.