LEWISTON, Maine – Maddie Hasson scored a game-high 25 points to power the top-ranked Bowdoin women's basketball team to a 65-49 win at Bates on Friday evening.
The Polar Bears remain unbeaten at 11-0 (1-0 NESCAC) and will head to Medford, Mass., to play at fourth-ranked Tufts on Saturday. The Bobcats fall to 4-5 (0-1 NESCAC) with the loss.
- After losing to the Polar Bears by 55 points in Brunswick just three weeks ago, the Bobcats were able to hang with Bowdoin for most of Friday night's contest.
- Bowdoin owned just a 14-12 lead after one quarter, but opened the second period on a 9-3 run to create some distance.
- A pair of buckets by Moira Train pushed the Bowdoin lead into double figures, 29-16, where it would stay for the remainder of the contest.
- The Polar Bears led 33-22 at halftime and suffocated the Bobcats in the third period, holding the hosts to just six points.
- Bowdoin led by as many as 22 points in the second half before settling on the 16-point margin of victory.
By The Numbers
- Both teams struggled from the field on the evening with Bowdoin connecting on 38% compared to 30% for Bates.
- Bates became the first team to out-rebound Bowdoin this year, owning a 46-41 edge on the glass.
- But the Polar Bears forced 21 Bobcat turnovers, leading directly to 20 points, that proved to be the difference.
- Maddie Hasson led all players with 25 points on 10-14 shooting from the field to go with ten rebounds.
- Abby Kelly added 15 points, nine rebounds and three assists while Taylor Choate posted 11. Samantha Roy had nine assists in the win.
- Bates was paced by 15 points from Ariana Dalia.
- Bowdoin will travel to play at fourth-ranked Tufts in a battle of top-five teams tomorrow in Medford. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.