Women's Hoops Pulls Away In Second Half For Road Win at MIT

Photo courtesy of www.CIPhotography.com
Photo courtesy of www.CIPhotography.com

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The Bowdoin College women's basketball team dominated the second half of a 66-40 road win at MIT on Saturday afternoon.

The fourth-ranked Polar Bears improve to 6-0 this season while the Engineers drop to 1-5 on the year.

Game Highlights

  • Bowdoin actually trailed MIT at halftime, 25-21, after shooting just 31% from the field in the opening 20 minutes. The Engineers owned as many as an 11-point lead in the first half.
  • The Polar Bears hit their stride in the second half, connecting on 55% on their shots, including eight three-pointers.
  • Bowdoin opened the second half on an 11-1 run and outscored the Engineers 18-8 in the period.
  • The Polar Bears poured it on in the fourth quarter, outscoring the hosts 27-7 en route to the win.

By The Numbers

  • Samantha Roy posted 20 points, six rebounds and two steals in the victory while Maddie Hasson racked up 17 points and five caroms to go with two steals.
  • After the slow start, Bowdoin finished at 43% shooting from the field and used a suffocating defensive effort that held MIT to just 27% from the field.
  • The Polar Bears also owned a 47-29 edge in rebounding for the contest.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will return to action on Thursday night when they travel to play at Bates at 7:00 p.m.