Women's Hoops Builds Early Lead On Way To Bridgewater Tip-Off Title

Women's Hoops Builds Early Lead On Way To Bridgewater Tip-Off Title

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. - Senior forward Maddie Hasson earned MVP honors to lead the fifth-ranked Bowdoin women's basketball team to a 85-73 victory over Bridgewater State University in the championship game of the 2019 BSU Cave Classic Tip-Off Tournament on Saturday.

The Polar Bears move to 4-0 on the season while Bridgewater State falls to 1-3.

Game Highlights

  • The final score was much closer than the game itself, as the Polar Bears entered the fourth quarter with a 34-point lead, only to see Bridgewater bury six three-pointers and outscore Bowdoin 33-11 in the final frame.
  • Bowdoin shot 47% from the field in the first half and netted five three-pointers to open a commanding 48-27 lead at intermission.
  • The Polar Bears then shot an eye-popping 76% from the field in the third quarter, including seven points apiece from Hasson and Moira Train, to lead by as many as 37 points before the late Bridgewater State surge.

By The Numbers

  • Tournament MVP Maddie Hasson tallied a game-high 23 points to go along with nine rebounds (four offensive), four assists and five steals in the championship game. She connected on 9 of 10 field goals and was a perfect 4-for-4 at the free throw line. Hasson shot 86% (12-14) from the floor for the tournament.
  • Moira Train also garnered All-Tournament honors for the Polar Bears. Train notched 16 points, four rebounds and three assists in the championship game, and averaged 15 points and 4.5 rebounds during the tournament.
  • Annie Maher added 12 points for the Polar Bears, who shot 48% for the game, compared to 38% for Bridgewater State. BSU did shoot 58% (10-17) from three-point range in the game.

Up Next

  • The Polar Bears will return to action on Tuesday evening when they play their home opener against UNE at 7:30 p.m.