BRUNSWICK, Maine – The top-seeded Bowdoin College women's basketball team set a conference tournament scoring record in a 96-75 win over Connecticut College in the NESCAC Quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Morrell Gymnasium.
The Polar Bears (25-0) will host the NESCAC Championship next weekend on Saturday and Sunday at Morrell Gymnasium. The Polar Bears will play in the semifinals against the lowest remaining seed at 2:00 p.m. Saturday with the second semifinal scheduled for 4:00 p.m. Sunday's NESCAC title game is scheduled for noon. Connecticut College finishes its year with a record of 13-11.
- The teams traded blows in the highest-scoring quarter in NESCAC Tournament history with the Polar Bears jumping to a 13-4 lead, only to see Conn. College storm back into the contest. Bowdoin owned a slim 26-25 edge heading into the second period.
- Bowdoin began pulling away in the second quarter, opening the period on an 8-2 surge.
- The Camels stayed within striking distance, but a Taylor Choate three-pointer keyed a late run by Bowdoin that gave the hosts a 45-36 edge at the break.
- The Polar Bears scored 51 points in the second half, quickly pushing the lead to double-digits on a Samantha Roy trifecta early in the third quarter.
- Bowdoin maintained a 14-point lead entering the fourth quarter and extended their lead to as many as 26 points in the fourth quarter on their way to the win.
By The Numbers
- Bowdoin was red-hot from the field, connecting on 53% for the game, including 57% from three-point range (11-19).
- The Polar Bears set a new NESCAC Tournament record for points in a game (96) and in a quarter (26 in both the first and fourth quarters).
- All five Bowdoin players were in double digits, led by 22 with three steals from Taylor Choate and 20 points with seven rebounds from Maddie Hasson.
- Samantha Roy had 18 points and four assists while Abby Kelly (15) and Hannah Graham (10) also saw double figures.
- Conn. College was led by 29 points from Sami Ashton, who tied the NESCAC Tournament record for points in a game.
- After a hot first quarter by the Camels, Connecticut College was held to just 38% shooting over the final three quarters and turned the ball over 12 times.
- Bowdoin owned a 40-30 edge in rebounding and cashed in for 15 second chance points.
- Complete information about the NESCAC semifinals will be available early next week, including game time and ticket information.