The women's basketball team strived to rebound from last weekend's losses, but posted mixed results. The Polar Bears faced off against Trinity, Amherst, and University of Maine at Farmington, beating the Bantams and the Beavers, but falling to the Lord Jeffs.

Coach Adrienne Shibles was pleased with Tuesday evening's 100-28 win over Farmington.

"The win [over Farmington] was a total team effort," she said. "I was proud of the intensity that the team showed and especially pleased with the way that we controlled the boards on both ends."

Ellery Gould '12 led the team with 15 points in the beginning of the game. The Polar Bears went on to dominate the first half, ultimately tying a current school record with 55 points before halftime.

"We beat Farmington by a large margin, and we definitely needed that, just to come out and play well as a team," said captain Amy Hackett '12. "I think after our loss against Amherst...people were feeling discouraged, so Farmington was very positive."

In the game against Amherst last Saturday, the Polar Bears struggled against the Lord Jeffs, resulting in a 72-48 loss.

"The Amherst game was disappointing," Shibles said. "They are a great team, but we did not compete. We lacked determination on the boards. Rebounding is going to be a point of focus in our last two weeks of regular season play."

Amherst began the game strongly, scoring eight points in the beginning of the game and leaving the Polar Bears trailing by at least five points for the remainder of the half.

The second half saw a valiant effort on behalf of the Polar Bears, but the team was repulsed by the Lord Jeffs to finalize Bowdoin's loss.

Hackett agreed with Shibles, saying that the "Amherst game was pretty discouraging after the Trinity win. We are a good team, but we kind of beat ourselves in this game. We definitely can play with Amherst, but they capitalized on a lot of our mistakes, and we didn't do the same for them."

Last Friday evening's game brought the women a win against an important rival, though, as the Polar Bears soundly beat the Bantams with a final score of 62-51.

The Polar Bears had a three-point margin at intermission, leading 29-26.

The women broke away in the second half, extending their lead with some free throws by Kaitlin Donahoe '13, resulting in a score of 58-45 with two minutes left to play.

"I was pleased with the effort against Trinity," Shibles said. "Kaitlin Donahoe made some big plays in the second half and showed real leadership. It was an important win for us."

For the end of the season, the women's team will be focusing on "Bowdoin basketball" Hackett said, and on "really playing our game."

"We have a great group of girls," Hackett added. "We're very talented, but sometimes we're not as focused as we need to be."

The women will continue fine-tuning in practice and working on boxing out, defensive possession and taking care of the ball—specifically eliminating turnovers.

"We don't want to let the little things get away," Hackett said.