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Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:17 am

Bangor's Stewart ready for Final Four shot with Bowdoin women's basketball team

BRUNSWICK, MAINE (WABI) - The Bowdoin women’s basketball team is still playing. The Polar Bears are in the division three final four.
- http://www.wabi.tv/content/sports/Bango ... 33353.html

Graham and Polar Bears ready for final four
- http://www.wagmtv.com/content/sports/Gr ... 07523.html

Bowdoin success in part to strong Maine contingent
- http://www.wmtw.com/article/bowdoin-suc ... t/19450796

Rebounding a key for Polar Bears
Juniors Stewart, Graham lead Bowdoin frontline
http://www.timesrecord.com/news/2018-03 ... Bears.html
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Re: Basketball - Women 2017-18:

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:13 am

Maine marches to the women’s beat in college basketball
Forget men's madness this month. Local successes – often built on homegrown talent – shine as UMaine and Bowdoin women reach NCAA heights.

... “My first (Maine) high school tournament game that I saw – Mount View versus Messalonskee – I walked in the Augusta Civic Center and the place was packed,” said Fifield, who compiled a 660-137 record at USM before stepping down in 2015.

“I thought, ‘This is unbelievable. It doesn’t happen in other states like this.’ ”

That popularity often translates to the college game. This weekend, while most of the nation is focused on the men’s NCAA basketball tournament, March Madness in Maine takes on a different meaning.

Bowdoin College plays Friday night in the NCAA Division III women’s basketball Final Four in Rochester, Minnesota. The University of Maine women’s team heads to Austin, Texas, for a first-round game Saturday against Texas in the NCAA Division I tournament.

https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/03/15 ... asketball/
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Re: Basketball - Women 2017-18:

Postby Tom Nolette » Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:33 am

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Re: Basketball - Women 2017-18:

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Kate Kerrigan Named WBCA Division III Player of the Year #GoUBears
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Re: Basketball - Women 2017-18:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:13 am

Bowdoin Dominates Wartburg To Advance to NCAA Championship Game
March 17, 2018

ROCHESTER, Minn. - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team overwhelmed Wartburg, 90-62, in the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Championship on Friday evening.

The Polar Bears (29-2) advance to the Division III Championship game for the second time in school history where they will face conference foe Amherst (32-0) in the title match at 7:30 CT/8:30 ET on Saturday evening at the Mayo Civic Center. Wartburg loses their first game of the season and ends their year at 31-1.

Game Highlights
Bowdoin took control from the opening tip as Kate Kerrigan dashed in for a game-opening hoop off the tip-off, sparking a 7-3 run for the Polar Bears.

Wartburg closed to within 7-6, but Bowdoin's Cordelia Stewart put home a three-point play to regain the four-point lead at 10-6 midway through the opening frame.

From there, Abby Kelly took complete command of the game, knocking down consecutive three-pointers to help Bowdoin build a commanding 28-12 lead after the first period.
Bowdoin shot 12-22 (54.4%) in the first quarter.

Kelly continued to roll in the second quarter, connecting on 3-4 from long distance and 5-6 overall from the field.

The Knights were able to stay within striking distance thanks to five free throws as the Polar Bears did not attempt a single free throw in the second quarter and carried a 46-31 lead into halftime.

Wartburg gave Bowdoin their best shot in the opening minutes of the third quarter, opening the period on a 7-2 surge to cut the Polar Bear lead to 10 points, 48-38, with 7:46 left in the stanza.

Bowdoin proved unfazed and responded with a 12-0 run, featuring five points from Maddie Hasson, to push the lead to 22 points, 62-40, with 4:30 to go in the third.

The Polar Bears increased their lead to 72-49 entering the fourth quarter.

Sitting on 999 points entering the fourth quarter, senior and WBCA Division III Player of the Year Kate Kerrigan delivered the knockout blow, cashing in a three-pointer from the baseline with 7:45 to go, giving the Polar Bears an insurmountable 75-51 lead and becoming the 14th player in Bowdoin women's basketball to surpass 1,000 career points.

By The Numbers
Abby Kelly had 19 first-half points and ended with 23 for the game, including five three-pointers.

Lauren Petit had 16 points, including four three-pointers, while Taylor Choate added 12 points and three steals.

Kate Kerrigan recorded a double-double with 11 points, 12 boards and six assists.

Katie Sommer led Wartburg with 16 points, five assists and four steals.

Bowdoin finished at 49.3% shooting for the game, with a 10-25 (40%) effort from three-point range. Wartburg connected on just 39% of their shots.

Wartburg took 25 free throws, but made only 16, while Bowdoin went a perfect 12-12 from the charity stripe.
Bowdoin owned a 40-30 edge in rebounding and cashed in for 30 points off 21 Wartburg turnovers.
Bowdoin's bench also recorded a 38-16 scoring advantage.

Up Next
Saturday will be the second meeting of the season between Amherst and Bowdoin. The Mammoths took a 49-45 win in the regular season match between the teams on January 27.

It will be the second consecutive all-NESCAC NCAA Championship game as Amherst defeated Tufts in last year's final.

Amherst will be looking to repeat as NCAA Champions while the Polar Bears will be looking for the program's first national championship. Bowdoin fell to Wilmington (OH) in their only other NCAA title game appearance in 2004.

Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CT/8:30 p.m. ET. A live webcast will be available at NCAA.com/liveschedule
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Re: Basketball - Women 2017-18:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:34 am

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Want to relive tonight's @NCAADIII semifinal win by @BowdoinWBB - check out the complete game replay below! #GoUBears #mesports #d3basketball
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Re: Basketball - Women 2017-18:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:26 am

BOWDOIN: Women's Basketball Falls to Amherst In National Title Game

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Bowdoin's magical run through the NCAA Tournament came to an end on Saturday evening as the Amherst College women's basketball team repeated as Division III champions in a 65-45 victory at the Mayo Civic Center.

The Polar Bears end a phenomenal campaign with a record of 29-3. Amherst finishes the season a perfect 33-0

Bowdoin Postgame Press Conference
Game Highlights

Bowdoin opened the game by scoring the first four points of the contest, all from Cordelia Stewart, to take an early 4-0 advantage
The Mammoths responded with an 8-0 run, all courtesy of Emma McCarthy, as Bowdoin went cold from the field.
The Polar Bears settled down and rallied late in the frame, getting a late jumper from Kate Kerrigan and a Taylor Choate layup to tie the score at 8-8 after one period.
Amherst came out hot in the second quarter and got consecutive three-pointers from Cam Hendricks and Hannah Fox to open up a seven-point lead, 20-13, midway through the stanza.
Bowdoin again responded with a 9-3 run, capped by a pair of Choate free throws, to close the gap to 23-22.
The teams traded buckets down the stretch as the Mammoths carried a 26-23 lead into halftime.
Amherst connected on 47% of their shots in the opening half compared to 28% for Bowdoin, but Bowdoin was able to stay close thanks to a 20-15 rebounding edge, including seven offensive boards.
The Polar Bears came out strong in the second half and grabbed a two-point lead on a Kerrigan layup just three minutes into the third quarter.
The teams traded baskets until the 3:21 mark when Taylor Choate hit a jumper to deadlock the score at 36-36.
From there, Amherst held Bowdoin scoreless for the next ten minutes to take control of the contest. The Polar Bears did not score again until a Lydia Caputi three-pointer with 3:07 left in the fourth quarter.
Meanwhile, Amherst hit their stride offensively and went on a 23-0 run, taking a 59-36 lead and clinching the win.
By The Numbers

Bowdoin struggled offensively, connecting on just 27% of their shots compared to 48% for Amherst.
The Polar Bears went 4-18 from three-point range and were out-rebounded 45-30 by the Mammoths, leading to 17 second-chance points.
Lauren Petit led Bowdoin with 12 points while Taylor Choate added nine points and five assists.
Kate Kerrigan had six points, eight rebounds and a steal in her final collegiate game for Bowdoin.
Emma McCarthy had 25 points and 12 rebounds for Amherst while Hannah Fox scored 12 points with seven rebounds.
Kerrigan was named as Bowdoin's representative on the NCAA All-Tournament team.
In Conclusion

The Polar Bears recorded the second-most wins in school history (29) and advanced to just the second Final Four in program history.
The three-member senior class of Kate Kerrigan, Lauren Petit and Lydia Caputi finish their careers with 97 career victories.
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Re: Basketball - Women 2017-18:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:27 am

NCAA Championship: Bowdoin Press Conference
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Re: Basketball - Women 2017-18:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:47 am

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Re: Basketball - Women 2017-18:

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:03 am

2018 D3hoops.com women's All-Americans

The 2018 D3hoops.com All-America team is our 21st annual national awards. These are chosen by D3hoops.com staff in consultation with All-Region voting results from players nominated for All-Region.

Player of the Year: Kate Kerrigan, Bowdoin
Rookie of the Year: Savannah LeGate, Oglethorpe
Coach of the Year: G.P. Gromacki, Amherst

First team
Pos. Player School Year Hometown
G Kate Kerrigan Bowdoin Sr. Wellesley Hills, Mass.
G Kaitlyn Read New York U. Sr. University Park, Texas
G Madison Temple Thomas More Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio
G/F Katie Sire Montclair State Sr. Hazlet, N.J.
C Kelly Williams Randolph-Macon So. Garysburg, N.C.
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