BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College women's basketball team had four players in double figures in a 85-51 win over Hamilton on Friday night at Morrell Gymnasium.
The top-ranked Polar Bears improve to 18-0 (5-0 NESCAC) in advance of Saturday's showdown with fourth-ranked Amherst. The Continentals drop to 10-6 (0-4 NESCAC).
- Bowdoin never trailed, but the teams traded early baskets until an 11-0 Polar Bear run, capped by a layup from Samantha Roy, gave the hosts an 18-6 edge.
- The Polar Bears maintained an eight-point lead heading into the second quarter thanks to a six-point flurry by Cordelia Stewart, 24-16.
- Bowdoin took complete command in the second stanza, outscoring Hamilton 23-8 to take a 47-24 edge at the break.
- The Polar Bears shot 52% from the field in the period, out-rebounded Hamilton 13-5 and got six points from Taylor Choate to put the game out of reach without taking a free throw in the quarter.
- Bowdoin extended their lead to as many as 37 points in the second half on their way to the win.
By The Numbers
- Samantha Roy had a game-high 15 points to go with three assists while Maddie Hasson added 12 points and seven rebounds.
- Taylor Choate had 10 points, four steals, five assists and four rebounds for Bowdoin, who also got 12 points and five rebounds off the bench from Annie Boasberg.
- Hamilton was led by 11 points from Kelcie Zarle.
- Bowdoin connected on 47% from the field and held Hamilton to just 30% while owning a 48-30 rebounding advantage.
- The Polar Bears scored 23 points off Hamilton turnovers and scored 12 second-chance points in the victory.
- Bowdoin will host Amherst in a rematch of last year's NCAA Division III Championship game on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. The Polar Bears enter the game ranked first in the nation while Amherst is ranked fourth.
- Hamilton heads to Waterville to play Colby at 3:00 p.m. Saturday afternoon.