NESCAC Quarterfinal: No. 2 Bowdoin 77, No. 7. Williams 35

NESCAC Quarterfinal: No. 2 Bowdoin 77, No. 7. Williams 35

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. 

 Game Highlights

  • 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.

 Up Next

  • 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.