Women's Basketball Never Trails In Victory Over Conn. College

Abby Kelly was named the Bowdoin Invitational Most Valuable Player
Abby Kelly was named the Bowdoin Invitational Most Valuable Player

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Bowdoin College women's basketball team got out to an early lead and held off a surging Connecticut College in a 84-63 victory Friday night. 

The third-ranked Polar Bears never trailed as they improve to 22-1 (8-1 NESCAC). Connecticut College falls to 14-8 (3-6 NESCAC).

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin got the scoring going early as they took a 15-4 lead over Conn. midway through the first quarter.
  • The Polar Bears' aggressive defense led to six early Camel turnovers, resulting in eight quick points for Bowdoin.
  • Bowdoin kept the pressure on throughout the half, resulting in 17 forced Conn. turnovers, which the Polar Bears capitalized on for 18 points.
  • A 10-3 first quarter-closing run saw Conn. diminish the Bowdoin lead to 19-13.
  • Bowdoin was able to make a late second quarter 10-0 run, increasing their lead to 37-20 with 4:15 left in the half.
  • The Polar Bears had great production off the bench in the first half with 22 points, led by Abby Kelly with 13, taking a 44-29 lead into the break.
  • Conn. used a 16-2 run to close the gap to five points late in the third quarter.
  • Bowdoin saw their lead increase to as many as 21 points on their way to victory.

 By The Numbers

  • Abby Kelly was the game-high scorer with 26 points off the bench for the Polar Bears. She also added six rebounds.
  • Cordelia Stewart pitched in 17 points from 7-8 shooting to go along with eight boards for Bowdoin.
  • Kylie Caoette was the leading scorer for the Camels with 20 points, snagging five rebounds as well.
  • Mairead Hynes added 13 points and nine rebounds.
  • The Polar Bears were able to take advantage of 29 Conn. turnovers, converting those into 32 points. 

Up Next

  • Bowdoin returns to action for a 3:00pm Saturday conference game at Wesleyan.
  • Next up on the schedule for Connecticut College they will play Colby at home, scheduled at 3:00pm.