Women win NESCAC title, face Emmanuel in
The Bowdoin Women's Basketball Team captured the NESCAC
title this past weekend with wins over both Williams and Middlebury. Last
Saturday, the Polar Bears defeated the Ephs 56 to 40, and in the final
game on Sunday, outscored the Panthers 68 to 57. With these wins, Bowdoin
extended its winning record to 24-1, and earned a bye in the first round
of the NCAA Division III tournament.
The Polar Bears' match-up against Williams went as expected.
The Bowdoin offense was a little slow at the start, as Bowdoin led by
only five points at the half. The team came on strong after the break
and ended the game with a score of 56 to 40.
Jessie Mayol '02 was Bowdoin's leading scorer with 13 points,
while Lora Trenkle '04 and Kristi Royer '03 also reached double-digits,
scoring 11 and 10 points, respectively. Alison Smith '05 and Erika Nickerson
'05 each contributed six points; Lindsay Bramwell '04 and Kristina Fugate
'04 each added four, and Jess Reuben '03 scored two points. Royer led
the team in rebounds with eight, while Bramwell picked up six.
On Sunday, in the final game of the NESCAC tournament, the
Polar Bears pulled off a decisive victory over Middlebury. Bowdoin led
from the beginning and held the lead for the entire game; the final score
was 68 to 57.
Mayol, the team's lone senior, earned "NESCAC Player
of the Week" honors for her performance in the NESCAC tournament.
Mayol is third on the team in scoring, averaging 10.7 points per game,
and leads the team in assists with 108. Just as she led her team to victory
in the NESCAC tournament, Mayol is ready to lead the Polar bears past
last year's mark (Sweet Sixteen debut) in the NCAA tournament.
On Saturday at 2:00 p.m., the Polar Bears will make their
NCAA tournament debut; they will face Emmanuel, which advanced through
the first round after defeating the University of Southern Maine.
Third-round play takes place on the weekend of March 8-9, while the semifinals are scheduled for March 15. The final game will take place the following day.
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