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Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:14 am

Bowdoin 76, Southern Maine 61

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Senior John Swords recorded a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Bowdoin College men's basketball team to a 76-61 win over Southern Maine on Sunday evening.

The Polar Bears earn their first victory of the calendar year and improve to 7-3 on the season. Southern Maine falls to 3-8 this year.

John Swords finished 7-8 from the field and grabbed six offensive and defensive boards in the win. He was one of four Polar Bears in double figures, including Bryan Hurley, who totaled 17 with eight boards and six assists. Lucas Hausman had 14 and Matt Palecki posted 12 for Bowdoin.

The loss ruined a fantastic performance by Southern Maine's Jacob Littlefield, who posted a game-high 23 points. Zach Leal was the next leading scorer for the Huskies with eight points.

The visitors jumped ahead 15-9 in the early going thanks to a pair of three-pointers from Cole Libby and Littlefield, but Bowdoin battled back to tie the game at 19 apiece. The Polar Bears closed the half on a 9-4 spurt, capped by a driving Hurley lay-in, to take a 36-31 lead at the break.

Swords took over in the opening minutes of the second half, scoring eight early points to spark a 10-2 Bowdoin surge that extended the lead to 12 points. The Huskies stayed within striking distance and whittled the lead down to just four points, 55-51, following five straight points from Alex Fraser, but the Polar Bears answered with a 7-0 spurt that pushed the lead back to double figures with under five minutes to play.

The Polar Bears shot 50% from the field in the victory while holding USM to just 39.7%. The Polar Bears owned a 42-29 edge in rebounding and, thanks in great part to Swords, scored 42 points in the paint to seal the victory.

Bowdoin will return to action at Bridgewater State on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. Southern Maine will host Salem State Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m.

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Re: Bowdoin basketball - men

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:36 am

Bowdoin 84, Bridgewater State 78

BRIDGEWATER, Mass. – Junior guard Lucas Hausman poured in a game-high 28 points to lead the visiting Bowdoin College men’s basketball team to an 84-78 overtime victory over Bridgewater State University on Tuesday night at the Tinsley Center.

Hausman connected on 11 of 16 field goal attempts and added five rebounds and a pair of assists. Junior forward Matt Palecki added 16 points, seven boards, two assists and two blocked shots for the visiting Polar Bears who improve to 8-3 on the season. Senior forward Keegan Pieri chipped in 11 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three blocks, while senior center John Swords notched 12 points, seven boards, two assists and three blocks.

The host Bears also had four players finish in double-figure scoring led by 19 points from senior forward Michael Lofton. Lofton also paced BSU with nine rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals.

Bowdoin opened up an 18-point first half lead, only to see Bridgewater State use a 12-3 run before halftime to cut the lead to 43-34 at halftime. Hausman tallied 14 first half points for the Polar Bears, while Palecki added ten. Clark paced the Bears in the opening stanza with 13 points on 4 of 5 shooting including 3-for-4 from behind the arc. Lofton scored ten of his 19 points over the first twenty minutes.

Bridgewater carried the momentum into the second half as the Bears outscored the Polar Bears 14-4 over the first four minutes and took their first lead of the game, 48-47, on a DeMelo three-pointer at the 16:04 mark. Hausman reclaimed the lead for the Polar Bears with a short jumper and Bowdoin would maintain the lead until the final minutes.

Trailing 68-59 with under five minutes remaining, Bridgewater came roaring back. DeMelo buried a jumper and followed that up with a three-pointer to cut the deficit to 68-64. Following a turnover, Freshman guard Rocky DeAndrade drained a three-pointer to make it a one-point game, 68-67, with under three minutes remaining.

After each team exchanged scoreless possessions, Pieri made one of two free throws to give Bowdoin the 69-67 lead. A Gibson jumper tied the score at 69-all with 1:13 left in regulation. Palecki answered with an uncontested layup, but Gibson responded by knocking down a pair of free throws with just 28 seconds on the clock. The Polar Bears looked as though they might win the game at the free throw line as a foul was called as time expired. After a brief conversation among the officials, the foul was determined to be on the floor and the Bears were under the limit as the game headed to overtime.

Bowdoin tallied the first four points of the extra session, but the BSU responded with a DeMelo trifecta and a Lofton layup to give the Bears their first lead (76-75) since early in the second half.

A three-pointer by Hausman was answered by a Gibson layup as the game was knotted at 78-78 with under a minute and half remaining. The Bears, however, would not score again. Swords knocked down a layup to put the Polar Bears back on top, 80-78 with 1:06 left to play. The Bears had two chances to either tie the game or take the lead, but a DeMelo runner was blocked by Swords and a long three-pointer with the shot clock winding down was short.

The Bears fouled right away and got the break they needed as the front end of a one-on-one was missed. Swords, however, corralled the offensive rebound and laid it in to give the visitors the 82-78 lead with just 26 seconds on the clock. After a missed BSU three-pointer, Palecki knocked down a pair of free throws to ice the game.

The Polar Bears travel to NESCAC foe Connecticut College on Friday night to take on the Camels at 7:00 p.m.

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Re: Bowdoin basketball - men

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:00 am

Bowdoin 77, Conn. College 48

NEW LONDON, Conn. - The Bowdoin College men’s basketball team collected a 77-48 victory at Connecticut College in the conference opener for both teams played at Luce Field House Friday night.

The Polar Bears improved their record to 9-3 (1-0 NESCAC) with their fifth straight win, while the Camels fell to 7-5.

Junior Lucas Hausman poured in a game-high 22 points for the visitors, shooting 9-for-16 from the field and 3-for-3 from the foul line. Senior Keegan Pieri chipped in with 21 points and 11 boards en route to a double double. Senior center John Swords was 6-for-8 from the field and finished with 12 points and 10 boards for the Polar Bears. Connecticut College sophomore forward Zuri Pavlin finished with 13 points and seven rebounds for the hosts.

Bowdoin jumped out to an early advantage, taking a 15-7 lead when Swords collected an offense board and tipped one in with 14:22 remaining. The lead ballooned to 11 when Matt Palecki finished on a feed from Bryan Hurley with 7:21 remaining to make it a 24-13 game.

The Camels closed to within four points, but Bowdoin ended the half with a high low feed from Hurley to Swords in the paint for a lay up that pushed Bowdoin’s lead to 32-26 at the break.

In the early stages of the second stanza, Bowdoin mounted a 15-to-6 run to take a 16 point lead. Pieri buried a jumper from the top of the key with 12:02 remaining before Hausman capped the rally with 9:20 to go with a hoop in the paint that pushed the Polar Bears lead to 52-36.

Henton assisted Pavlin for a jumper with 6:04 to play that trimmed the deficit to 58-45 with 6:04 to go but the Camels could not get any closer and Bowdoin continued to pull away for the 77-48 win.

Both teams will play tomorrow afternoon at 3:00 p.m. The Polar Bears will visit Wesleyan while the Camels will host Colby College here in New London.

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Re: Bowdoin basketball - men

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:27 am

Wesleyan 77, Bowdoin 62

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team saw its five-game winning streak snapped in a 77-62 setback to Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon.

The Polar Bears dip to 9-4 (1-1 NESCAC) while the Cardinals improve to 11-3 (1-1 NESCAC).

Lucas Hausman continued his hot play with a game-high 26 points, but no other Polar Bear saw double figures. The Cardinals countered with five players in double digits, including 18 points apiece from Jack Mackey and Joe Edmonds.

Tied at 31-31 at halftime, Bowdoin opened a four-point lead early in the second period. The Cardinals buried three consecutive three-pointers to turn the tables, taking a 40-35 lead with under 15 minutes to play. The Cardinals extended their lead at the charity stripe, connecting on 17-18 in the second period to push their lead to double digits. Wesleyan also hit seven second-half three-pointers to pull away.

Bowdoin connected on just 33% from the field, including 4-24 (16.7%) from long distance. Wesleyan held a thin 36-33 lead on the glass and hit 47% of their shots in the victory.

The Polar Bears will return to action next Friday with a game at Williams at 7:00 p.m.

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Re: Bowdoin basketball - men

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Jan 17, 2015 11:11 am

Bowdoin 67, Williams 60

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Keegan Pieri scored 20 points and grabbed ten rebounds to lead the Bowdoin College men's basketball team to a 67-60 win over Williams at Morrell Gymnasium on Friday night.

The Polar Bears, who jumped to an big lead and held off a late rally by the Ephs, improve to 10-4 (2-1 NESCAC). Williams falls to 10-5 (1-2 NESCAC) with the setback.

Pieri paced a balanced Bowdoin attack with his fourth 20-point scoring game of the campaign and finished with 10 caroms and four assists in the victory. Lucas Hausman put home 17 points and eight rebounds while Bryan Hurley scored 14 with eight assists and six rebounds for the Polar Bears.

Williams' Daniel Aronowitz led all players with 22 points while Daniel Wohl pitched in 14 and seven rebounds. Ryan Kilcullen also saw double figures with 11 for the Ephs.

Bowdoin's red-hot shooting, combined with early struggles for the Ephs, saw the hosts sprint to a 17-point halftime lead. The Polar Bears knocked down six first-half three-pointers while the Ephs went 4-19 from long distance in the opening stanza.

The Polar Bears pushed their lead to as many as 20 points early in the second half and still maintained a double-digit lead, 57-45, with under six minutes to play. Three pointers from Aronowitz and Kilcullen sparked a 7-2 run for the Ephs that trimmed the lead to a single possession, 61-58, with under a minute to go.

The Ephs would get no closer, however, as the Polar Bears netted six free throws over the final 41 seconds to seal the victory. Bowdoin finished at 43% shooting for the game and went 8-16 from three-point range. Williams buried just 31.7% of its shots and struggled to a 12-43 (27.9%) performance from long range. Bowdoin held a 44-33 edge on the glass.

Both teams are back in action on Saturday afternoon as Bowdoin hosts Hamilton and Williams travels to Colby. Both games are scheduled for 3:00 p.m. tip-offs.

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Re: Bowdoin basketball - men

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:36 pm

Bowdoin 89, Hamilton 74

BRUNSWICK, Maine - For the second straight night, the Bowdoin College men's basketball team used hot shooting to dispatch a NESCAC foe, defeating Hamilton on Saturday 89-74 in Morrell Gymnasium.

The streaking Polar Bears have won seven of their last eight games and improve to 11-4 (3-1 NESCAC) with the win. The Continentals remain winless in league play as they dip to 10-6 (0-4 NESCAC).

Lucas Hausman spearheaded the Bowdoin offense on Saturday, equaling his career high with 28 points, thanks in great part to a 17-17 performance from the free throw line, the most by a Polar Bear since 1999. Matt Palecki recorded a double-double, scoring 14 points and grabbing 13 rebounds to go with five assists. John Swords had 16 points, nine rebounds and six blocks while Keegan Pieri pitched in 16 points as well for Bowdoin. Bryan Hurley sparked the offense with eight assists.

Hamilton was paced by 21 points off the bench from Kyle Pitman - all of which came on his seven three-pointers. Joseph Lin added 20 points and eight assists for the Continentals.

Bowdoin never trailed, opening up an early 8-2 lead. Hamilton stayed within striking distance, closing to within five points, 32-27, with seven minutes remaining in the opening period. But the Polar Bears rolled off a quick 15-2 spurt over a three-minute span, sparked by a pair of Palecki three-pointers, to open up an 18-point lead. Bowdoin would carry an 18-point lead into halftime, 51-33.

Hamilton tried to get back into the game early in the second half as Pitman scored 18 of his team's first 21 points over a ten-minute span. The Continentals could not cut the lead into single digits, however, as Bowdoin answered every rally to coast to victory.

Bowdoin finished at 54.7% shooting for the game and held a 38-28 lead on the boards, scoring 18 big second-chance points in the victory.

The Polar Bears will return to action with a Wednesday evening game against Maine-Presque Isle at 7:00 p.m. Hamilton will host Williams in its next game on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 3:00 p.m.

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Re: Bowdoin basketball - men

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jan 22, 2015 6:16 am

Bowdoin 78, Maine-Presque Isle 57

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College men's basketball team used a huge second half run to pull away from the University of Maine-Presque Isle on Wednesday evening at Morrell Gymnasium, 78-57.

The Polar Bears have won eight of their last nine outings and improve to 12-4 on the season. The Owls have lost four of their last five games and fall to 9-8 this year.

Bryan Hurley scored 17 points, dished eight assists and had three steals to spark the Polar Bears. Matt Palecki added 15 points and six rebounds while John Swords had 12 points and eight caroms. Lucas Hausman also saw double figures with 11 points for Bowdoin.

The Owls were paced by a game-high 18 points from Kevin Collins. Chase Vicare pitched in 12 points while Maurice Harris had 10 for the visitors.

Presque Isle came out firing, sprinting to an early 10-2 lead. Bowdoin chipped away at the advantage, taking the lead for good, 22-21, on a Jake Donnelly lay-up with under six minutes remaining in the half. The Polar Bears closed the half on a 16-7 run, getting a buzzer-beater from Hurley to take a 36-28 lead into the break.

After Vicare trimmed the lead to 36-31 on a three-point play immediately after halftime, Bowdoin took command with an authoritative 28-4 run to put the contest out of reach. Hurley sparked the run with 12 points as the Polar Bears extended their advantage to 62-35 with 12:03 to go. Bowdoin led by as many as 29 points down the stretch on their way to the win.

The Polar Bears shot 57.7% for the contest, holding UMPI to just 39% from the field. Bowdoin owned a 36-18 edge on the glass.

Bowdoin will return to action on Saturday with a NESCAC contest at Colby (3:00 p.m.). Presque Isle will return to action on Saturday when they host Southern Maine Community College (3:00 p.m.).

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Re: Bowdoin basketball - men

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:12 am

Final: Bowdoin 68, Colby 65

WATERVILLE, Maine - Lucas Hausman and Bryan Hurley combined for 47 points as the Bowdoin College men's basketball team overcame a nine-point halftime deficit on the way to a 68-65 win over Colby College for a big NESCAC win on Saturday afternoon.

Bowdoin moved to 13-4 overall and 4-1 in conference play, while the Mules are 11-7 overall and 3-2 in the league.

Hausman had 24 points, including a 7-for-7 effort from the foul line, six rebounds, and four assists. Hurley added 23 points and dished three assists. Matt Palecki had eight points and John Swords pulled down 10 rebounds.

Chris Hudnut led Colby with 19 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, and two blocked shots. Sam Willson added 14 points, including 4-for-7 from 3-point range, Luke Westman had 11 points, six rebounds, and five assists. The Mules also received 10 points and nine boards from Ryan Jann.

Bowdoin had slight edges in field goal shooting (39.7 to 38.3) and rebounding (39-38). The Polar Bears helped their cause with a 16-for-18 effort from the free-throw line to Colby's 10-for-15.

In front of one of the biggest crowds in several seasons in Waterville, Colby came out strong and never trailed in the opening half. The Mules scored the final five points of the half to go up 36-27 at the break. The final two points came on a breakaway slam dunk by Westman.

Bowdoin's defense clamped down on Colby in the opening 10 minutes of the second half. The Mules had trouble getting off quality shots, but still led 43-38 with 14:39 to play.

With the score 47-42, Bowdoin nailed back-to-back 3-point shots to go ahead. Hausman hit the first one to make it 47-45 and Liam Farley followed with the second with 10:09 to play for a 48-47 Polar Bear lead.

After Westman went 1-for-2 from the foul line to make it a 48-48 game, Hausman and Farley each scored four points to open up a 56-50 margin with 5:30 to go.

Bowdoin led by as much as eight points with 28 seconds left. The Mules hit a pair of late three-pointers to cut into the final margin.

The Polar Bears will return to action on Tuesday evening at home against Husson at 7:00 p.m.

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Re: Bowdoin basketball - men

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:37 am

Bryan Hurley Named NESCAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin senior captain Bryan Hurley (Watertown, Mass.) has been named NESCAC Men's Basketball Co-Player of Week.

Hurley averaged 20.0 points, 5.5 assists and 2.0 steals last week as the Polar Bears won a pair of games, including a NESCAC road win over rival Colby. Hurley was outstanding against the Mules, scoring 23 points, including 13 in the second half to help Bowdoin erase a nine-point halftime deficit. He also made five free throws in the final 28 seconds, as the Polar Bears held on for the win. For the week, the senior guard shot 52.0 percent from the field (13-25) and connected on 50.0 percent from three-point range (7-14).

Despite missing most of his junior season due to injury, Hurley stands fourth all-time at Bowdoin with 413 career assists. This season Hurley is averaging 10.9 points, 5.4 assists and 1.8 steals per contest.

The Polar Bears will return to action on Friday when they play at Trinity (7:00 p.m.). Bowdoin's game against Husson scheduled for Tuesday night was postponed due to the winter storm. The teams will play their rescheduled game on Monday, February 16.
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Re: Bowdoin basketball - men

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Jan 31, 2015 7:32 am

Men's Basketball Final: Trinity 67, Bowdoin 66 (OT)

HARTFORD, Conn. - In a battle for first place in the NESCAC, the Trinity College men's basketball team rallied from an eight-point second half deficit to tip Bowdoin, 67-66, in overtime on Friday evening.

The win gives the Bantams (15-5, 5-1) sole possession of first place in the league while the Polar Bears see their five-game winning streak snapped as they drop to 13-5 (4-2 NESCAC).

Lucas Hausman was outstanding again for Bowdoin, scoring a career-high 30 points, including a 13-13 effort from the free throw line. John Swords pitched in 13 points, nine rebounds and four blocks while Bryan Hurley had nine points and seven assists in the loss.

Trinity was led by 16 points apiece from Jaquann Starks and Rick Naylor.

Bowdoin carried a four point lead into halftime, 32-28, and used an 11-5 surge early in the second half, sparked by three-pointers from Hausman, Farley and Hurley, to take a 47-39 lead with under 15 minutes to play. Trinity replied with an authoritative 13-0 run, capped by a pair of Naylor three-pointers, to take their biggest lead of the game, 52-47, with 9:21 remaining.

The back-and-forth contest swung back the Polar Bears' direction as Bowdoin rolled off a 11-0 run of its own as a Swords lay-up gave the visitors a 58-52 lead with 5:40 to go. But Trinity answered again and chipped away at the Bowdoin lead to regain the advantage following another Naylor trifecta, 62-61, with under two minutes to play. Bowdoin tied it on a Hurley free throw and both teams missed late chances in regulation as the game headed into overtime.

Trinity scored the first four points of the extra session and never relinquished the lead. Ed Ogundeko's free throw gave the Bantams a 67-64 edge with 1:17 on the clock but Liam Farley's jumper trimmed the lead to 67-66 on the very next possession. Bowdoin got a big defensive stop and was able to advance the ball to half court before calling a time out with five seconds remaining. The ensuing inbounds pass was deflected into the backcourt however, and Hurley's desperation half-court heave went wide as the Bantams clung to the win.

Trinity shot just 33% for the game but held a 42-32 edge in rebounding and connected on 11 three-pointers to just four for Bowdoin. The Polar Bears will look to rebound on Saturday as they travel to Amherst for a 3:00 p.m. tip-off.

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