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