BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College women's basketball team completed the second unbeaten regular season in school history, defeating Wesleyan 92-75, on Saturday afternoon at Morrell Gymnasium.
The top-ranked Polar Bears (24-0, 10-0 NESCAC) match perfect regular season mark set by the 2004 squad and will host Connecticut College in the NESCAC Quarterfinals next Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Wesleyan will be the seventh seed and will head to second-seeded Amherst in the quarterfinals next Saturday.
- The Cardinals came out firing as ten early points from Caleigh Ryan gave the visitors a 17-9 lead late in the period.
- Sparked by five straight points from Taylor Choate, Bowdoin closed the period on an 10-2 surge, tying the game on a Samantha Roy three-pointer in the final minute of the frame.
- Bowdoin took control in the second quarter, connecting on 5-7 from long distance, including a pair from Hannah Graham, to take a 43-34 lead at halftime.
- The teams combined for twenty free throw attempts in the third quarter as Bowdoin maintained a double-digit lead heading in the final quarter.
- The Polar Bears extended their lead to as many as 22 points in the final quarter on their way to the win.
By The Numbers
- Taylor Choate celebrated Senior Day with a career-high 27 points with three steals. She was joined in double figures by four other Polar Bears, including 19 points and eight rebounds from Maddie Hasson and 17 points with nine boards with Abby Kelly.
- Hannah Graham (11) and Samantha Roy (10) also saw double figures for Bowdoin.
- Olivia Gorman (23) and Caleigh Ryan (22) led the way for the Cardinals.
- Bowdoin finished at 45% shooting for the game, but went 9-17 (52%) from three-point range.
- The Polar Bears also owned a 46-43 edge in rebounding and scored 27 points off 19 Cardinal turnovers.
- Bowdoin will host Connecticut College on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. in the NESCAC Quarterfinals. More information about the game will be announced next week.
- Wesleyan will travel to play at Amherst in the opening round with additional information to follow in the coming days.