The women's basketball team had an up and down week, losing by 15 points to Colby before beating Husson by 35 and Bates by six.
Bowdoin's offense stagnated against Colby last Saturday, as every shot seemed to miss and the team made less than 30 percent of its attempts from the floor in a 56-41 loss.
"We're lacking confidence on offense right now, but it's going to come," said Head Coach Adrienne Shibles. "We still have to take our time and be more composed under the basket."
After a flat effort against Colby, the offense bounced back with a career high 25 points from guard Ellery Gould '12, helping the team beat Husson 99-64 for its first win in three games. Bowdoin scored 66 points in the first half alone, shattering a 33 year record of 55 points.
Wrapping up the week yesterday against Bates, the Polar Bears had three players score in double digits: Gould, Kaitlin Donohoe '13, and captain Jill Henrikson '12. After a 26-26 tie at halftime, Henrikson scored 13 second-half points to give Bowdoin a 66-60 win. The loss was the Bobcats' first of the year.
Having now dropped out of the top 25 national rankings, Bowdoin is significantly behind its pace from last season.
The team has already matched its amount of road losses from last season and has yet to win away from home. Bowdoin went 10-2 in those matchups last year, and the Polar Bears did not lose their second game until January 21, at which point they were 14-1.
Rebounding will continue to be one of the key factors for the team's success going forward as they face bigger athletes with the ability to slow down Bowdoin's transition offense. Despite their relatively small size compared to many teams, Shibles believes that her team is still doing a good job to defending their own paint but adds there still needs to be more improvement.
The Polar Bears face Emerson College tomorrow in their final game before the break.
-Compiled by Andrew Park.