Women's Basketball Rounds Out Semester With Convincing Win at Farmington

Lydia Caputi scored a career-high 11 points in Wednesday night's win at UMF
Lydia Caputi scored a career-high 11 points in Wednesday night's win at UMF

FARMINGTON, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team never trailed in a dominating 75-49 non-conference victory at the University of Maine-Farmington on Wednesday evening.

The Polar Bears close out their first semester with a victory and improve to 7-2 on the season. The Beavers drop to 3-5 overall with the loss. 

Shannon Brady led four Bowdoin players in double figures with 15 points and eight rebounds. Sara Binkhorst (12) and Marle Curle (11)  also reached double digits while Lydia Caputi pitched in a career-high 11 off the bench for the Polar Bears. Meghan Smith was the high scorer for UMF with 15.

Bowdoin came out the gate with full-court defensive pressure and the Beavers could not respond. The Polar Bears opened the game on a 10-0 run and extended their lead to 18-6 midway through the opening frame. UMF scored five straight points to close the gap to seven points, 18-11, but Kate Kerrigan nailed a three-pointer, pushing the lead back to double digits and sparking a 19-9 run to close out the half as Bowdoin led 40-20 at the break.

The Polar Bears led by as many as 30 points in the second half and forced 35 turnovers by Farmington, cashing in 34 points off of the miscues. Bowdoin held a 43-34  edge in rebounding and connected on 42%  of its shots for the game, including nine three-pointers. UMF hit just 33% from the field in the loss.

Bowdoin will return to action by hosting the Coastal Maine Classic on December 30-31 at Morrell Gymnasium. The action begins with Bates vs. MIT on Dec. 30 at 2:00 p.m. Bowdoin will host Clark at 4:00 p.m. that afternoon. The following day, Bates and Bowdoin switch opponents, with the Bobcats facing Clark at 2:00 p.m. and Bowdoin hosting MIT at 4:00 p.m.