Bowdoin Struggles From Long Distance in First Loss of Season at Southern Maine

GORHAM, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season in a 63-49 setback to the University of Southern Maine on Tuesday evening. The Polar Bears, ranked 10th in the latest national poll, stand a 3-1 this season. The Huskies improve to 3-2 with its first win over Bowdoin since 2008.

Bowdoin was led by by 16 points and seven rebounds from Jill Henrikson while Anna Prohl added 13 off the bench with seven caroms. Three Southern Maine players saw double figures, led by 18 points and nine rebounds from Haley Jordan. Courtney Cochran had 18 rebounds for the Huskies.

The Polar Bears struggled from the field, hitting just 35% of their shots, and connected on just 3 of 24 shots from three-point range. USM carried a 25-19 lead into intermission, but Bowdoin opened the second period on an 8-2 run to tie the contest at 27 apiece with 17 minutes remaining. The Polar Bears could not take the lead, however, and the Huskies answered with a 13-3 surge, capped by a Nicole Garland steal and lay-in to make it a 10-point game, 40-30, with 13:30 left.

Bowdoin used a 15-3 rally of its own, sparked by eight points from Jill Henrikson, to take its only lead of the second half, 45-43 after an Anna Prohl lay-in with 8:13 to go. The Polar Bears would score just four points over the final eight minutes, though, as the Huskies iced the game with 20-4 run. USM's final eight points came via free throws to put the game out of reach.

USM held a 42-34 edge on the glass and connected on 15 free throws to just four for Bowdoin.