Basketball improves to 17-1
The Bowdoin Women's Basketball team improved its record to a stellar 17-1 last weekend, with victories over Williams and Middlebury. Ranked sixth in the nation for Division III, the Polar Bears are entering into the final weeks of regular season play.
In the 60-45 victory over the Ephs on Friday, the Polar Bears dominated the play. Kristi Royer '03 and Erika Nickerson '05 led the team in scoring, netting 13 points apiece. Nickerson also led the team in rebounds with eleven. Lora Trenkle '04 also reached double figures with ten points, while Lauren Withey '06, Alison Smith '05, and Lindsay Bramwell '04 each scored six.
On Saturday, Bowdoin defeated Middlebury 64-54. While the score might suggest a close game, the Polar Bears had little trouble with the Panthers and again led the entire game. Trenkle paced the Bowdoin offense with 20 points, while Royer chipped in 14 points and 11 rebounds. Nickerson connected for nine points and eight rebounds, and Bramwell chipped in with six points.
The Polar Bears are home again this weekend, for their last home contests of the regular season. On Friday at 7:00 p.m., Bowdoin will take on a strong Tufts squad (15-3), and on Saturday at 5:00 p.m., the Polar Bears face off against Bates for their second time this season.
Expect another Bobcat barbecue, courtesy of the NESCAC's premier women's basketball program.