BRUNSWICK, Maine – The top-ranked Bowdoin College women's basketball team overwhelmed Maine Maritime Academy in a 94-43 victory to win the Bowdoin Invitational on Sunday afternoon at Morrell Gymnasium.
The Polar Bears improve to 10-0 on the season with the victory while the Mariners fall to 7-3 with the setback. The 51-point loss was the worst for Maine Maritime since 2014.
Abby Kelly, who finished with a game-high 19 points, was named the Tournament's Most Valuable Player. Maddie Hasson was named as an All-Tournament selection. Alayne Felix (Maine Maritime), Mikayala Pucci (Wheaton), and Geminii Cabrera (Cedar Crest) were the other All-Tournament selections.
- The Polar Bears never trailed, jumping to an 8-2 lead on the strength of three-pointers from Abby Kelly and Taylor Choate.
- The Mariners stayed within striking distance thanks to six early points from Alayne Felix as Maine Maritime trailed just 15-10 after one quarter.
- Bowdoin took command in the second quarter, opening the frame on a 17-2 run to push the lead into double figures.
- The Polar Bears owned a 36-19 advantage at halftime and poured it on in the second half, scoring 58 points in final 20 minutes.
- Bowdoin connected on 18-28 of their shots in the second half (64%) and their 51-point margin of victory matched their largest lead of the contest.
By The Numbers
- Bowdoin shot 48% for the game, including 10-22 (45%) from three-point range.
- The Polar Bears stifled the Mariners, holding them to just 27% from the field and forcing 28 turnovers while blocking five shots.
- Abby Kelly led all players with 19 points and five steals while Hannah Graham pitched in 13 points off the bench for the Polar Bears.
- Taylor Choate also saw double figures with 10 points and five rebounds.
- Maine Maritime was led by 17 from Alayne Felix, who also had seven rebounds.
- Bowdoin owned a 40-34 edge in rebounding and cashed in 20 second-chance points while also converting 28 points off turnovers in the win.
- Bowdoin will open NESCAC play next weekend as they head to Lewiston to play at Bates at 7:00 p.m.