Despite missing a rare triple-double—just the fourth in school history—by a single rebound and steal, women's basketball captain Jill Henrikson '12 was nearly unstoppable in Bowdoin's 65-45 win over Eastern Connecticut State on Tuesday.

The NESCAC's leading scorer had another big night, dropping 25 points and five 3-pointers. The Polar Bears as a team connected on 25 percent of their 35 3-point attempts.

Earlier this week, guard Kaitlin Donahoe '13, the team's second leading scorer, was named NESCAC Player of the Week after a 23-point performance in a 64-52 victory against Colby on Saturday. While she was honored with the recognition, she quickly deflected it back to her teammates.

"I attribute a lot of it to the team," she said. "We put out a great effort on Saturday and while it's something to be proud of, it's just exciting to see our team peaking at the right time."

Head Coach Adrienne Shibles was quick to point out her point guard's strengths, describing her as having "the total package."

"She creates a tempo for us that's really important because of our fast paced game," said Shibles. "She's great in transition and getting to the rim, and if she can't, she has the ability to find the open man."

While this year's Polar Bears have not demonstrated the stifling defense that they have in the past, they have become a more balanced team. Not only are they able to shut down opposing offenses, but they can also win in a shootout if need be.

While all roads seemingly lead to No. 1 Amherst, the Polar Bears (15-5, 4-2 NESCAC) won't have an easy road if they want to repeat last year's NESCAC championship matchup against the Lady Jeffs.

With Amherst poised to be the No. 1 playoff seed barring a meltdown, Bowdoin has a chance at the No. 2, but faces Williams, Connecticut College and Wesleyan—all strong opponents—in the next two weeks.

-Compiled by Andrew Park.