Put the win streak at six.

The women's basketball team easily dealt with Colby-Sawyer yesterday, winning 72-55 in New London, N.H.

Nicole Coombs '12 led the Polar Bears in scoring, coming of the bench for 18 points, hitting seven of eight from the floor. Coombes also had a game-high eight rebounds during her 26 minutes on the court.

Kaitlin Donahoe '13 was another big contributor, scoring 16 points while picking up two steals and leading the team with six assists. Donahoe started the game on the bench as well, though she did not spend much time there, leading the team in minutes with 34.

Bowdoin had control in both periods, ahead 40-30 at the midway point and then outscoring Colby-Sawyer 32-25 in the second half.

The Polar Bears shot at a 42.9 percent clip throughout the game, and hit 14 of 17 free throws.

On Tuesday, the Polar Bears shut out the Husson Eagles for a 89-55 win, improving their ranking to 24th in D-III.

"It was a great team performance," coach Adrienne Shibles said. "We were very happy with the performance of our younger players. Everyone played and contributed, and the first years got a significant amount of time at the end."

The game was tied at 12 during the start of the game, but the Polar Bears quickly gained the advantage. At halftime, the score was 51-22, and the team continued to play well throughout the second half.

"We increased the defensive pressure, really turned up the heat in the full court press," Shibles said. "Our intense defense was very nice, and our court offense was good."

Coombes and Jill Henrikson '12 both scored 12 points, with Coombes taking an additional seven rebounds. Donahoe and Allie Piscina '14 also had 10 points. Colleen Sweeney '11 had seven boards, adding 12 points to the team's total.

Overall, Bowdoin out-rebounded Husson, and the Polar Bears had a total of 21 steals.

Last Saturday, the Polar Bears battled against the Colby Mules in an exciting home game that went down to the final minutes.

"It was great, a big battle between two great teams," Shibles said. "Colby has a very big team, and their post-defense is very strong. They're a big test with regard to rebounds."

The Polar Bears played well in the first half, gaining a slim lead over the Mules with a score of 33-32 at halftime. However, the Mules rebounded in the start of the second-half, gaining a lead of 50-42 over the Polar Bears.

Captain Katie Bergeron '11 led Bowdoin's response and scored 11 points to help bring the final tally to a 60-57 win for the Polar Bears. The women cautiously controlled the game during the final minutes.

Donahoe and Henrickson scored 16 points apiece, and the Polar Bears again led with rebounds, maintaining an edge over Colby.

"Kaitlin Donahoe had one of her best games," Shibles said. "She's really done a lot of improving. In general, our team poise down the stretch was impressive."

The women will continue with their intense schedule as they face Maine Maritime tomorrow at home.

The women have been practicing their offensive sets and defensive pressure.

"We'll do our standard defensive press," Shibles said. "In general, we like to key in on things they like to do, and try to take them away."

-Seth Walder contributed to this report