Courtesy of Bowdoin Sports Information
BRUNSWICK, Maine – The second-seeded Bowdoin College women's basketball team advanced past seventh-seeded Williams in the NESCAC Quarterfinals at Morrell Gymnasium Saturday afternoon.
The Polar Bears (22-1) continue their historic NESCAC tournament run, advancing to the conference semifinals for the 18th consecutive season, every year of the championship. The Ephs finish the year with a record of 12-13.
- After the teams traded early baskets, Bowdoin closed out the first quarter on a 18-0 run, leading Williams 22-4 after one period.
- Bowdoin's 22 points tied the NESCAC tournament record for points in a single quarter.
- The Polar Bears held Williams scoreless for almost eight minutes, which included forcing 16 first half turnovers, netting 18 points from Williams' mishaps.
- Back-to-back made three-pointers from Lauren Petit and Lydia Caputi sparked Morrell Gymnasium during the big Bowdoin run.
- A 7-0 surge by the Ephs brought Williams back to within 20, 36-16, midway through the second quarter.
- Kate Kerrigan hit a jump shot with little time left in the half, giving the hosts a 41-18 lead at the break.
- Bowdoin saw their lead increase to as many as 42 points in second half on their way to the victory.
By The Numbers
- Kerrigan led the way in scoring for Bowdoin with 16 points. She also had five rebounds and four assists.
- The Polar Bears added 36 points from their bench, including nine from Hannah Graham and eight apiece from Maddie Hasson and Annie Maher.
- Bowdoin forced 29 turnovers in the game (17 steals), converting those into 31 points.
- Kristin Fechtelkotter (six points and six rebounds) and Lydia Zaleski (six points and four rebounds) led the way for the Ephs.
- Bowdoin finished at 48% shooting for the game while Williams connected on just 26% from the field.
- The Polar Bears advance to the NESCAC Semifinals to play Tufts University at Amherst. Game times will be announced on Monday.
- Williams ends their season with a record of 12-13.