Women's Basketball Improves to 20-0 For Second Time in Program History

Sela Kay scored 12 points for Bowdoin off the bench against NEC
Sela Kay scored 12 points for Bowdoin off the bench against NEC

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College women's basketball team remained unbeaten with a 93-42 non-conference win over New England College on Tuesday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.

The top-ranked Polar Bears improve to 20-0 for just the second time in program history, matching the start posted by the 2003-04 squad, which went on to win its first thirty games. The Pilgrims fall to 11-8 on the campaign.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin scored the first seven points of the game and never trailed in the contest.
  • Abby Kelly scored nine early points to spark the Polar Bears, who pushed the lead to double-figures five minutes into the game, 15-5.
  • The Polar Bears led 26-12 after one quarter and carried a 48-29 lead into intermission.
  • Bowdoin dominated on both ends of the floor in the third quarter, outscoring the Pilgrims 28-4. The Polar Bears held NEC to 7% shooting in the frame and forced nine turnovers.
  • The Polar Bears' 51-point margin of victory matched their largest lead of the game.

By The Numbers

  • Taylor Choate scored a game-high 18 points, connecting on 5-7 from the field and 7-7 from the free throw line in the win. She also added five assists.
  • Three other Polar Bears saw double digits, including Abby Kelly (15), Maddie Hasson (12) and Sela Kay (12).
  • Rene Hudson led New England College with 17 points. Daleia Boutwell had 10 points for the Pilgrims.
  • Bowdoin finished at 45% shooting for the game and owned a 52-37 edge in rebounding. The Polar Bears scored 16 second-chance points and tallied 30 points off 27 NEC turnovers.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin returns to NESCAC action with a road game at Middlebury on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.
  • New England College will play a NECC game at Eastern Nazarene on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.