Women's Basketball Clinches Top NESCAC Seed With Win Over Conn. College

Maddie Hasson had 17 points and five rebounds against Conn. College
Maddie Hasson had 17 points and five rebounds against Conn. College

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College women's basketball team clinched the top seed for the 2019 NESCAC Tournament with a 69-58 win over Connecticut College on Friday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.

The top-ranked Polar Bears (23-0, 9-0 NESCAC) pulled away from the Camels (12-10, 3-6 NESCAC) in the second half to win the conference's top seed for the first time since 2009.

Game Highlights

  • Hot shooting by Conn. College gave the Camels a first quarter lead. The Camels connected on a trio of three-pointers and shot 46.7% from the field to take a 17-15 advantage after ten minutes.
  • Bowdoin hit their stride in the second quarter, out-scoring the Camels by nine and hitting on 69% from the field. Sparked by seven points from Abby Kelly, the Polar Bears extended their lead to 37-30 at the break.
  • Conn. College stayed within striking distance in the third period, cutting the Bowdoin lead to 41-36 following a Margaret Corcoran three-pointer.
  • But the Polar Bears answered with a 8-1 run to push the lead to double figures as Maddie Hasson tallied seven points in the period to give the hosts a 55-42 lead.
  • Bowdoin led by as many as 19 points in the fourth quarter on their way to the win.

By The Numbers

  • Bowdoin dominated the boards, holding a 49-23 edge in rebounding, scoring 15 second-chance points.
  • The Polar Bears finished at 45% from the field and held Conn. College to 39% for the game.
  • Abby Kelly had 18 points and five rebounds while Samantha Roy posted 16 points, eight rebounds and two steals.
  • Maddie Hasson scored 17 points with five caroms while Cordelia Stewart racked up seven points, seven rebounds and three blocks.
  • Caroline Pangallo led all scorers with 20 points for the Camels on 8-14 from the field.
  • Kyle Caouette had 14 points for the Camels.

Up Next

  • Both teams will close out their regular season schedule on Sunday as Bowdoin hosts Wesleyan at 3:00 p.m.
  • Connecticut College will head to Waterville to play Colby in a de facto play-in game for the NESCAC Tournament at 3:00 p.m. Saturday.