Women's Basketball Races Past Maine Maritime For Bowdoin Invitational Crown

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

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.

Game Highlights

  • 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.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will open NESCAC play next weekend as they head to Lewiston to play at Bates at 7:00 p.m.