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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Mar 02, 2015 1:15 pm

NESCAC Women's Basketball Final: Tufts 68, Bowdoin 52

MEDFORD - The Tufts University women's basketball team won its second consecutive NESCAC title on Sunday, pulling away from Bowdoin College in the second half of a 68-52 victory at Cousens Gym.

Top-seeded Tufts (26-1) earns the conference's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament. The second-seeded Polar Bears (23-4), who were playing in their 10th NESCAC title game, are very likely to receive an at-large bid when selections are announced Monday afternoon.

Bowdoin was led by 15 points and 12 rebounds from junior Shannon Brady. Four Jumbos scored in double digits, led by 16 points from junior Emma Roberson.

The Jumbos never trailed in the game, but weren't able to pull away until well into the second half. Bowdoin was within seven, 41-34, on a jumper by senior Siena Mitman with 12:33 remaining in regulation. Tufts used a 12-4 run over the next five minutes to lead by 15 (53-38) on a lay-up by North.

The Polar Bears whittled the margin down to 10, 54-44, when senior tri-captain Sara Binkhorst scored a lay-up with 5:48 on the clock. Roberson, on her way to matching a career-high for points, hit a three in response. Tufts would push the margin to 17, and Bowdoin's last gasp came on a three ball by sophomore Marle Curle that put them down 14 (63-49) with two minutes left.

Tufts had an early 15-8 lead on Roberson's lay-up at the 14-minute mark. Bowdoin was never too far behind, and closed to 17-14 on a pair of free throws by Mitman at 11:42. The teams then went six minutes without scoring until Lee's lay-up with 5:49 to play until halftime. A Brady jumper had Bowdoin within 21-18 with 4:17 remaining in the half, but Tufts would go to the locker room with a 28-22 advantage after senior tri-captain Kelsey Morehead beat the buzzer with a floating lay-up.

First-year Kate Kerrigan had nine points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals for Bowdoin. The Polar Bears out-rebounded Tufts by seven, 36-29. Curle and Mitman also scored nine points for the visitors.

The NCAA Division III basketball committee will announced the field and pairings on Monday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Fans can watch the selections live at ncaa.com/liveschedule

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Re: Bowdoin basketball - women:

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Mar 03, 2015 7:16 am

Bowdoin to Host NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Regional

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team will host an NCAA Division III regional this weekend at Morrell Gymnasium.

Weekend Schedule
Friday
5:00 pm - Ithaca (22-5) vs. Mount St. Vincent (22-5)
7:00 pm - Bowdoin (23-4) vs. Babson (20-8)

Saturday
7:00 pm - Winners meet

Ticket Information
Tickets will be available for purchase at Morrell Gymnasium one hour prior to game time each day - 4:00 p.m. on Friday and 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. There will be no pre-sale of tickets.

Prices:
Adult - $6
Senior/Student/Child - $3
Children under 2 years of age - Free

One of the most decorated teams in Division III women's basketball history, Bowdoin will be making its 15th appearance in the national tournament and 14th showing in the last 15 years. The Polar Bears have advanced to the "Sweet Sixteen" on ten occasions, including five "Elite Eight" appearances and a trip to the Division III Championship game in 2004.

All three games this weekend will be carried live by the Northeast Sports Network.
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Re: Bowdoin basketball - women:

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Mar 06, 2015 9:17 am

Binkhorst and Brady Named First Team All-NESCAC

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Shannon Brady (Scituate, Mass.) and Sara Binkhorst (West Hartford, Conn.) have been named First Team selections to headline All-New England Small College Athletic Conference honors announced on Wednesday.

Brady and Binkhorst are joined by first-year Kate Kerrigan (Wellesley Hills, Mass.), who was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year in the conference.

Binkhorst is a repeat first-team all-conference selection, and ranks seventh among league players with 14.5 points per game and fourth with 3.4 assists per game. Binkhorst is also one of the top shooters in the league, ranking second in Division III with a 87.3 free throw percentage and ranking among the NESCAC leaders with a 41.7 three-point percentage.

Brady moved up to the First Team after being a 2014 Second Team All-NESCAC pick and the 2012 Rookie of the Year. She is sixth in the NESCAC in scoring at 14.6 points to go along with 6.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game for the Polar Bears, who are making their 15th overall NCAA appearance.

Kerrigan caps a sensational rookie campaign by being named Co-Defensive Player of the Year. She led the NESCAC in steals with 60 and is one of the top rebounding guards in the league at 5.4 caroms per contest. Kerrigan is the third Polar Bear to be selected along with three-time honoree Justine Pouravelis (2004-06) and Katie Cummings (2007).

Bowdoin will host an NCAA Division III Women's Basketball Regional this weekend at Morrell Gymnasium. The Polar Bears open on Friday night against Babson at 7:00 p.m.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Mar 07, 2015 5:00 am

NCAA Division III Women's Basketball First Round: Bowdoin 70, Babson 57

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team never trailed en route to a 70-57 victory over Babson in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears improve to 24-4 and advance to Saturday's second round game against Ithaca at 7:00 p.m. The Beavers end their campaign with a record of 20-9.

Sara Binkhorst came alive in the second half for Bowdoin, scoring 13 of her game-high 19 points to help the Polar Bears pull away. Marle Curle had 16 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Polar Bears, who got a big 13 points and six rebounds off the bench from Aly Silfen.

Giovanna Pickering led Babson with 17 points while Linnett Graber had 14. Jennifer Narlee added eight points and nine rebounds while Taylor Russell pitched in 12 off the bench.

Bowdoin scored the first five points of the game and maintained a first-half lead despite shooting struggles by both teams. Babson was able to draw within three points following a layup by Narlee, 16-13, but Curle immediately answered for Bowdoin with a three-pointer to push the lead back to six. Binkhorst followed with a three-pointer of her own as the Polar Bears took a seven point edge, 29-22, into the half.

Babson was able to stay within striking distance early in the second period thanks to three buckets from Taylor. But Binkhorst got hot for the Polar Bears, scoring six straight points to spark a 10-2 Bowdoin run that ended with a Silfen trifecta that pushed the lead to 48-34, with 11:55 to go.

The Beavers did not go away and used a quick 9-0 surge, keyed by seven points from Pickering, to close the gap to just five points, 52-47, with 7:50 on the clock. But Bowdoin replied with a 9-0 spurt of its own, highlighted by three-pointers from Curle and Lauren Petit, that increased the lead to 61-47 with five minutes to play. The Beavers made a late push, but could get no closer than six points for the remainder of the game and Bowdoin connected on seven late free throws to clinch the win.

Bowdoin held a 43-32 edge in rebounding and shot 39% for the game. Babson connected on just 36% of its shots, and struggled from long-distance, hitting just 2 of 14 from beyond the arc.

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Re: Bowdoin basketball - women:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:45 am

Bowdoin ousts Babson from NCAA tournament
The Polar Bears advance to the second round with a 70-57 victory.

Sara Binkhorst scored 16 of her game-high 19 points and Marle Curle added 10 of her 16 in the second half to lead the Polar Bears’ charge. “We just talked about how we’re not ready for this season to be over,” said Binkhorst, who scored seven consecutive points in one streak to help Bowdoin build a 14-point lead. “Just, really, using the loss from last year as fuel and learning from it that you have to go into the tournament with a whole new attitude, with a sense of focus and intensity.” The Polar Bears (24-4) will play Ithaca (23-5) at 7 p.m. Saturday in the second round, also at their home gym. The Bombers defeated the College of Mount Saint Vincent 82-72 in the other game Friday...

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Re: Bowdoin basketball - women:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:19 am

NCAA Division III Second Round: Bowdoin 71, Ithaca 66

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team closed the game on a 11-0 run to shock Ithaca College, 71-66, in the Second Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Saturday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.

Sophomore Marle Curle hit a pair of huge three-pointers to help the Polar Bears (25-4) rally from a seven-point deficit with under four minutes to play to advance to their 11th "Sweet Sixteen" and first since 2012. The Bombers finish a fantastic season with a record of 23-6.

Bowdoin advances to play Montclair (N.J.) State in the Sectional semifinals next Friday evening. Sectional sites will be announced on Sunday.

Curle hit a game-tying and go-ahead three-pointer to finish with a career-high 23 points. She also had five rebounds and four steals, including a swipe with under two minutes to go with the game tied at 66. Shannon Brady scored 21 points and had five rebounds and five blocks in the win for Bowdoin while Kate Kerrigan had 11 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

Ithaca featured a balanced attack that was led by 14 points from Samantha Klie, who also had four assists. Alex Gilligan and Keri Steele had a dozen points for the Bombers while Ally Mnich had 11.

After the teams traded seven-point runs to open the game, the squads settled into a back-and-forth rhythm with neither team taking command of the contest. Bowdoin was able to open up an eight-point lead late in the first half, only to see Ithaca rally to tie the game with a 10-2 run. Curle connected on a three-pointer with 38 seconds left in the period to give Bowdoin a 38-35 lead at the break.

Bowdoin pushed their lead to eight again early in the second half, but Ithaca wouldn't go away, drawing within one point on a Gilligan three-pointer with 9:58 to play. After Bowdoin regained a three-point lead, Gilligan nailed another three-pointer to deadlock the contest at 58 apiece with 7:50 to go. After the teams exchanged scoreless possessions, Ithaca took their first lead since the opening half when Mnich hit a pair of free throws to give the visitors a 60-58 advantage. Mnich continued the run for Ithaca with a three-pointer and Klie hit a running lay-up to cap a 10-0 Bomber run, forcing a Bowdoin timeout with 4:03 remaining, trailing 65-58.

Ithaca maintained a six-point lead, 66-60, with under three minutes to play before Bowdoin began its decisive run. The surge started quietly with a free throw from Shannon Brady and two from Curle that trimmed the lead to 66-63 with 2:37 to go. Klie missed a jumper for Ithaca and Brady grabbed the rebound. Bowdoin brought the ball down court to Curle, who set up from well beyond the three-point line and buried the game-tying shot, 66-66, with 1:13 to go.

With a chance for Ithaca to regain the lead, Curle stepped up again for Bowdoin, swiping the ball. With the shot clock running down and the game clock under 1:15 to play, Curle set up from the top of the arc and swished another long three-pointer to give the Polar Bears a 69-66 lead. Ithaca had several chances to cut into the Bowdoin lead, but missed a pair of free throws. Keri Steele stepped up for a potential game-tying three-pointer, but Shannon Brady blocked the shot and gained the rebound. Bowdoin sealed the win at the free throw line to advance to the Sweet Sixteen.

Ithaca out-rebounded Bowdoin 44-37 and the Polar Bears shot 42% for the game, holding the Bombers to 36%. Both teams connected for seven three-pointers in the contest.

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Re: Bowdoin basketball - women:

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:23 am

Bowdoin Women's Basketball Sectional Round Preview

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team will play Montclair (N.J.) State in the Third Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday evening at 7:00 p.m.

The Polar Bears (25-4) and Red Hawks (28-1) will follow the 5:00 p.m. game between Amherst (25-3) and Salisbury (27-2). Friday's winners will play on Saturday at 6:00 p.m. for a trip to the Division III Final Four.

Montclair will provide a live video webcast and live statistics of all games this weekend. Visit goubears.com for complete coverage.

For a video preview of the Sectional, visit here:
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Bowdoin Notes
The Bowdoin College women’s basketball team qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the 14th time in the last 15 seasons as a Pool C selection... The Polar Bears have advanced to the “Sweet 16” on 11 occasions, including five “Elite Eight” appearances and a trip to the Division III Championship game in 2004...this is Bowdoin’s first “Sweet 16” appearance since 2012... The Polar Bears reached the 20-win plateau for the 13th time in the last 15 seasons against a strength of schedule that ranked 6th among all Division III programs... The Polar Bears are one of three New England Small College Athletic Conference teams in the “Sweet Sixteen” - the most of any Division III conference - along with Amherst College and Tufts University... Junior forward Shannon Brady and senior guard Sara Binkhorst were recognized as First Team All-NESCAC selections...first-year Kate Kerrigan was named Co-Defensive Player of the Year... In her seventh season at Bowdoin, head coach Adrienne Shibles has led Bowdoin to six NCAA Tournament bids and owns a 151-47 record with the Polar Bears (.762 winning percentage)

Bowdoin vs. Regional Opponents
vs. Montclair - played once. Bowdoin defeated Montclair 86-46 in a regular season meeting in 2006.
vs. Salisbury - have never played
vs. Amherst - Have met 31 times, Bowdoin leads 19-12. Bowdoin has won both meetings this season: in Brunswick on Jan. 31 and in the NESCAC semifinals at Tufts on Feb. 28.
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Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:08 pm

Binkhorst, Shibles Lead All-State Honors for Women's Basketball

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin senior Sara Binkhorst (West Hartford, Conn.) has been named Player of the Year and head coach Adrienne Shibles has been named Coach of the Year in All-State honors announced by the Maine Women's Basketball Coaches Association on Wednesday.

Binkhorst was also named First Team All-State along with junior Shannon Brady (Scituate, Mass.) while Kate Kerrigan (Wellesley Hills, Mass.) was named to the All-Rookie Team.

Binkhorst becomes the third Polar Bear in the last five years to earn MWBCA Player of the Year honors, joining Kaitlin Donahoe '13 and Katie Bergeron '11. A two-time First Team All-NESCAC selection, Binkhorst is averaging 14.4 points and 3.3 assists this season while connecting on a phenomenal 85.4% from the free throw line and 41.2% from three-point range. She surpassed 1,000 career points earlier this season and also set a new program record with seven three-pointers in a victory over Bates. Her 142 career three-pointers are fourth all-time at Bowdoin.

Brady was also a First Team All-NESCAC selection this year following a fantastic junior campaign that saw her average a team-high 14.5 points to go with 6.4 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game. She led the Polar Bears in scoring on 13 occasions and reached double figures in 25 of Bowdoin's 29 games.

Kerrigan earns a nod for the All-Rookie team after being named NESCAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year. The first-year guard was one of just three Polar Bears to start all 29 games this season, the most starts by a Bowdoin first-year since Lora Trenkle '04 started all 29 games in 2000-01. Kerrigan is averaging 7.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.2 steals per game this winter.

Shibles collects her fourth Maine State Coach of the Year award since becoming the Bowdoin head coach in 2008-09. The Polar Bears currently own a 25-4 record against the nation's sixth-toughest schedule and have advanced to the NCAA Tournament in six of her seven years at the helm. Shibles owns a 151-47 record (.762 winning percentage) at Bowdoin.

The Polar Bears will face Montclair State in the "Sweet Sixteen" of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at 7:00 p.m.
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Re: Bowdoin basketball - women:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:37 am

NCAA WBB Third Round: Montclair 61, Bowdoin 54

MONTCLAIR, N.J. - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team couldn't battle back from a 15-point halftime deficit as they fell to Montclair State University, 61-54, in the Third Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Friday evening.

The Polar Bears finish a fantastic season with a record of 25-5, reaching the 25-win plateau for the first time since 2007 and their 11th "Sweet Sixteen" appearance. Montclair (29-1) advances to play Salisbury on Saturday evening for a trip to the Division III Final Four.

In her final collegiate contest, Bowdoin senior Sara Binkhorst recorded 15 points. Marle Curle had 13 with eight rebounds while Shannon Brady scored eight points and grabbed eight caroms. Ally Silfen had nine points off the bench for the Polar Bears.

Montclair was led by 17 points from Janitza Aquino and 10 points with 17 rebounds from Mellisa Toble.

Neither team lit up the scoreboard offensively, but the Red Hawks were able to muster enough offense in the opening period to create a sizeable margin by intermission. Aquino had 10 first-half points and Rachel Krauss hit a three-pointer in the final minute to give Montclair a 33-18 lead at the break.

The hosts extended their lead to 17 points midway through the second half, 43-26, before Bowdoin mounted a furious comeback. Sparked by five straight points from Sara Binkhorst, the Polar Bears rolled off a 11-0 run to close the gap to 43-37 with 9:17 to go.

Bowdoin cut the lead to five points on four occasions over the next six minutes and drew within four points, 54-50, following a Curle free throw with 1:34 to go. Bowdoin got an offensive rebound and had a chance to cut into the lead further, but missed three shots to cut into the advantage. Aquino hit four free throws to extend the lead back to eight points with under a minute to go to seal the win for Montclair.

Both teams finished an identical 21-59 from the field, but Montclair connected on 17-21 from the free throw line compared to an uncharacteristic 9-17 for the Polar Bears, who entered the game as one of the top free-throw shooting teams in the nation. Bowdoin finished with a 44-42 lead on the glass.

The loss finishes the fantastic career of Bowdoin seniors Sara Binkhorst, Megan Phelps and Siena Mitman, who led the Polar Bears to 81 wins, three NCAA Tournament appearances and two "Sweet Sixteen" showings over their four years in Brunswick.

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Re: Bowdoin basketball - women:

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:41 am

Binkhorst and Brady Earn NEWBA Honors

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin senior Sara Binkhorst (West Hartford, Conn.) has been named the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA) Player of the Year in selections announced on Sunday.

Binkhorst was joined by junior Shannon Brady (Scituate, Mass.) as a NEWBA First Team All-Region selection.

A two-time First Team All-NESCAC selection, Binkhorst capped a sensational career by averaging 14.4 points, 3.2 assists and 1.1 steals this season while connecting on a phenomenal 85.4% from the free throw line and 41.5% from three-point range. She surpassed 1,000 career points earlier this season and and finished with 1,075 in her career to sit 11th all-time at Bowdoin. Binkhorst also set a new program record with seven three-pointers in a victory over Bates on February 13 and her 145 career three-pointers are fourth all-time at Bowdoin.

Brady continued to establish herself as one of the top forwards in New England as a junior, also earning a First Team All-NESCAC selection this year following a campaign that saw her average 14.3 points to go with 6.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. She led the Polar Bears in scoring on 13 occasions and reached double figures in 25 of Bowdoin's 30 games while connecting on 51.2% of her shots from the field.

The Polar Bears finished the year with a record of 25-5, reaching the "Sweet Sixteen" of the NCAA Division III Tournament.
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