21 Little East Conference Championships

No. 5/6 Bowdoin Uses Big Second Half to Down Southern Maine

No. 5/6 Bowdoin Uses Big Second Half to Down Southern Maine

 

GORHAM, Maine  –  Sela Kay had 18 points, including 14 in the second half, to lead the No. 5/6 Bowdoin College Polar Bears to an 83-47 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a non-conference women's basketball game Tuesday night at Hill Gymnasium. 

Bowdoin outscored the Huskies 48-22 in the second half to pull away.  Kay was 6-for-12 from the field as one of three Polar Bears in double figures. Maddie Hasson added 16 points, nine rebounds, five steals and four assists, while Dorian Cohen ad 11 points and six rebounds on a perfect 5-for-5 night from the field. 

         Junior Abi Ramirez (Portland, Maine) led Southern Maine with 10 points, four reboudns three steals and two assists.  Sophomore Victoria Harris (Altus, Okla/Lewiston) added eight points and five rebounds.  Senior Jackie Luckhardt (Londonderry, N.H.) and junior Mary Toman (Gardiner, Maine) each had five points. 

         With the win, Bowdoin, the 2019 NCAA Division III National Runner-Up, improves to 2-0.  Southern Maine has its two-game win streak snapped and is now 3-2. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Southern Maine trailed Bowdoin 35-24 at the half.  The Huskies were down by six, 27-21, with 2:58 to play in the half on a jumper from Ramirez before Bowdoin closed the half on a 8-3 run.  Ramirez and Luckhardt each had five points in the half. 
  • Bowdoin opened up the game with a 15-0 run to start the second half and claim a commanding 50-25 lead.  Four different players scored for the Polar Bears in the run, led by eight points from Kay. 
  • Southern Maine never recovered from the pivotal third quarter.  Southern Maine freshman Megan King (Derry, N.H./Pinkerton Academy) set a collegiate game high with five points, all in the fourth quarter, on 2-for-3 shooting, including a three. 

UP NEXT

Southern Maine opens its Little East Conference schedule and hosts 2019 LEC regular season champion UMass Dartmouth on Saturday (1:00 pm). 

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