BRUNSWICK, Maine – Sela Kay went 6-6 from long distance as the Bowdoin College women's basketball team connected on 13 three-pointers to dispatch the University of Southern Maine on Saturday evening, 90-55.
The top-ranked Polar Bears improve to 15-0 with the victory while the Huskies fall to 9-3 with the setback.
- USM came out firing, connecting on 46% of their shots and 7-7 from the free-throw line to take a commanding 20-13 lead seven minutes into the game.
- The Huskies still led by seven, 22-15, after one quarter of play.
- Bowdoin used a second-quarter onslaught to take control of the contest. The Polar Bears scored the first eight points of the second quarter to quickly regain the lead and used a 18-2 run to close the quarter to take a 44-31 lead at halftime.
- Sela Kay sparked the surge with four three-pointers as Bowdoin hit on 68% of their shots in the second quarter and went 7-9 from long distance.
- The Polar Bears continued to roll in the third quarter, hitting on 62% from the field, and stretched the lead to as many as 37 points on their way to the win.
By The Numbers
- Sela Kay went 6-6 from three-point range and ended with 18 points for Bowdoin. Her six three-pointers finish one shy of the school record, held by Sara Binkhorst and Lauren Petit.
- Hannah Graham had 15 points while Samantha Roy finished with 14 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Polar Bears. Taylor Choate also added 13 points, seven boards and four steals.
- USM was led by 11 points each from Jackie Luckhardt and Victoria Harris.
- The Polar Bears owned an astounding 45-14 edge in rebounding for the game and cashed in for 20 second-chance points in the victory.
- Bowdoin shot 59.7% from the field in the game, just shy of their season-high of 60.3% against UNE on November 20. USM was held to 37.6% from the field.
- Bowdoin will play a non-conference game at Maine-Presque Isle on Monday afternoon at 3:00 p.m.
- Southern Maine will host Husson on Monday evening at 6:00 p.m.