NESCAC Quarterfinal: No. 3 Bowdoin 72, No. 6 Connecticut College 47

NESCAC Quarterfinal: No. 3 Bowdoin 72, No. 6 Connecticut College 47

Courtesy of Bowdoin Sports Information
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BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin women's basketball team dominated the second half of a 72-47 victory over Connecticut College in the quarterfinals of the NESCAC Championship on Saturday at Morrell Gymnasium.

The third-seeded Polar Bears (21-3) advance to the NESCAC Semifinals for the 17th consecutive season. Bowdoin is the only team to reach at least the semifinals of the conference tournament in every year it has been held, dating back to 2001 and improve to 26-0 all-time in NESCAC Tournament home games in Morrell Gymnasium. Connecticut College ends its season with a record of 16-9.

Game Highlights

  • The Camels held an 18-15 lead after the first quarter and extended their lead to as many as five points, 27-22 following a Kylie Caouette lay-up with 4:48 left in the opening half.
  • Bowdoin ended the half on a 11-2 surge, sparked by five points from Abigail Kelly, to take a 33-29 advantage at the break.
  • The late Polar Bear run was a preview of things to come in the third quarter as Bowdoin forced 11 Connecticut College turnovers in the period while connecting on 50 percent from the field.
  • Bowdoin outscored the Camels 21-6  overall in the third frame, getting five points apiece from Marle Curle and Ally Silfen and received a buzzer-beating lay-up from Sam Roy to take a 54-35 edge into the fourth.
  • The Polar Bears continued to pour it on in the fourth quarter, extending the lead to as many as 29 points en route to the victory.

By The Numbers

  • After shooting just 34 percent in the first half, Bowdoin connected on 51 percent of their shots in the second half to finish at 41 percent for the contest.
  • The Camels cooled after a hot start to connect on 32 percent for the game, and committed 27 turnovers in the contest, leading directly to 34 Bowdoin points.
  • Curle led Bowdoin with 13 points while Choate scored 10. Kate Kerrigan had eight points, five rebounds, five assists and three steals in the win for the Polar Bears.
  • Meg Corcoran scored 11 points in the loss for the Camels, who also got 10 points from Liz Malman. Corcoran led all players with eight rebounds.

Up Next

  • Bowdoin will face Tufts in the NESCAC Semifinals at Amherst College on Saturday, February 25.