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Highlight Reel for February 10

February 10, 2023


The women’s basketball team (14–8; 3–5 NESCAC) completed its season sweep of Bates College (11–10; 3–5 NESCAC) last Friday night before falling to Tufts University (16–6; 7–1 NESCAC) on Saturday. In the 71–63 victory against Bates, the Polar Bears started the third quarter with a 10–0 run and held a lead throughout the rest of the game. Sydney Jones ’25 led the Polar Bears with 17 points and seven rebounds, and Sela Kay ’22 added 13 points. Bowdoin’s defense also forced 17 turnovers. On Saturday, Bowdoin fell 54–66 to Tufts. Kay and Jones led the Polar Bears with 17 and 11 points, respectively, in the setback. Bowdoin will face off against Hamilton College (11–9; 4–4 NESCAC) tonight and Amherst College (15–7; 3–5 NESCAC) tomorrow afternoon in Morrell Gymnasium.


Last weekend, the men’s track team finished second at the Maine State Meet hosted by Bates College. Sprinter Ajay Olson ’23 was named Most Valuable Track Athlete of the meet. Olson finished first in the 60m with a time of 7.03 seconds and 200m with a time of 22.41 seconds. Other Polar Bear first-place finishes came from Max Russo ’24 in the 600m, John Auer ’23 in the mile and Sam Angevine ’24 in the 3000m. Adepoju Arogundade ’25 also took first place in the 60m hurdles. Bowdoin will race at the Valentine’s Invitational this weekend in Boston.


The men’s basketball team (10–12; 2–6 NESCAC) went 1–1 over the weekend with a win against Bates (7–15; 1–7 NESCAC) and a loss to Tufts University (17–5; 5–3 NESCAC). In the final four minutes of the tight game on Friday night against Bates, the Polar Bears went on a 14–6 run to secure a 68–63 comeback victory. Xander Werkman ’23 led Bowdoin with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Michael Simonds ’24 added 13 points and Andrew Szwez ’26 collected a team-high 11 rebounds. On Saturday, Bowdoin lost 68–74 to Tufts despite leading at halftime. Werkman and Szwez contributed 25 and 14 points, respectively. The Polar Bears will host Hamilton College (15–7; 6–2 NESCAC) tonight and Amherst College (9–13; 3–5 NESCAC) tomorrow afternoon in their final games of the regular season.


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