|Bowdoin College||St. Joseph's College|
STANDISH, Maine – The Saint Joseph’s College men’s basketball team rallied from a seven-point deficit with under one minute to play to stun Bowdoin, 91-88, in overtime on Friday evening.
The Polar Bears fall to 6-4 this season while the Monks move to 5-5.
Bowdoin held a seven-point lead at halftime thanks to 48.4% shooting from the field, including five three-pointers.
The Polar Bears extended their lead to nine points early in the second half before the Monks rallied thanks to seven second-half trifectas.
The Monks took the lead, 60-59, following a three-pointer from Darian Berry with 8:04 to play but Bowdoin rebounded behind 16 points from Jack Simonds in the second half.
With the game tied at 68 with 2:19 remaining, Bowdoin got back-to-back three-pointers from David Reynolds to spark a key 7-0 surge that gave the visitors a 75-68 edge with just 46 seconds to play.
The Monks didn’t go away, however, and took advantage of some late Polar Bear miscues to close the gap to three points with 21 seconds left. Moments later, following a Bowdoin turnover, Berry netted a game-tying three-pointer with just 12 seconds to go to force overtime.
Overtime was more of the same as the teams traded the lead four times in the five-minute extra session.
Another Reynolds three-pointer gave Bowdoin a 88-87 lead with 45 seconds left by a Aaron Hall’s lay-up with 14 ticks left gave the hosts the late lead and, after a missed jumper, put the game on ice with a pair of free throws.
By The Numbers
Jack Simonds scored a career-high 35 points in the loss for Bowdoin while Reynolds added 17 points off the bench, including five three-pointers.
Blake Gordon scored ten points while Hugh O’Neil added 12 with nine rebounds for Bowdoin.
Saint Joseph’s was paced by 21 points from Darian Berry.
The Monks held a 44-29 edge in rebounding resulting in a key 16-2 advantage in second-chance points.