Big Third Quarter Pushes Women's Basketball Over MIT

Shannon Brady led Bowdoin with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the win at MIT
Shannon Brady led Bowdoin with 18 points and 10 rebounds in the win at MIT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team used a big third quarter to pull away for a 69-55 win at MIT on Wednesday evening.

The Polar Bears claim a victory in their final contest of 2015 and improve to 7-2 this season. The Engineers fall to  6-4 overall with the setback.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin held a thin 25-22 lead at halftime thanks to a late surge, keyed by an Aly Silfen three-pointer right before the break
  • MIT trimmed the lead to a single point on two occasions early in the third quarter before Bowdoin mounted its decisive run
  • After MIT's Kristen Ngan cut the Bowdoin lead to 27-26 with 8:12 left in the third quarter, Bowdoin rolled off an 11-0 run to take command
  • Kate Kerrigan sparked the surge with seven points in the run, including a three-pointer, that gave the Polar Bears a 38-26 lead with five minutes to play in the third period
  • Bowdoin's lead stayed in double digits for the remainder of the contest as the Polar Bears would lead by as many as 18 points

By The Numbers

  • Shannon Brady led Bowdoin with 18 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in the win while Kate Kerrigan added 12 points, eight assists and seven rebounds
  • MIT's Sabrina Dammis led all players with 20 points and 13 rebounds in the loss
  • Bowdoin held a 35-29 edge in rebounding for the game and got 23 points from their bench compared to six for MIT
  • The Polar Bears also converted 22 points off MIT turnovers in the win

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will return to action on Saturday, January 2 as they travel to play at Bates at 2:00 p.m.