|UM-Presque Isle||Bowdoin College|
BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College men’s basketball closed the game on a 27-2 run to take a 70-48 win over the University of Maine-Presque Isle on Monday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.
The Polar Bears snap a two-game losing skid and improve to 8-6 while the Owls fall to 5-8.
The Polar Bears looked to take control early, opening the game with a flurry of three-pointers to take a 16-7 lead just six minutes in.
The Owls replied with a 13-3 surge, sparked by consecutive three-pointers from Kim Collins to take their first lead of the game, 20-19.
The teams parried from there, and entered the game tied at 31 following a late Jack Simonds three-pointer for Bowdoin.
UMPI matched their largest lead of the contest with 11:49 remaining, following a pair of Derek Healy free throws, taking a 46-43 edge.
Bowdoin matched the score moments later on a layup from Neil Fuller and, keyed by five straight points from Richard McAllister, quickly pushed the lead to 13 points, 63-46, with 5:10 remaining.
McAllister, David Reynolds and Simonds all connected on three-pointers in the 20-0 run that clinched the win for the Polar Bears.
By The Numbers
Four Bowdoin players reached double digits, led by 16 from David Reynolds as well as a dozen points from Jack Simonds and Hugh O’Neil.
Tim Ahn added 11 points, nine assists and three steals while Richard McAllister scored five points and grabbed four boards in ten big minutes off the bench for Bowdoin.
Kim Collins led Presque Isle with 17 points.
Bowdoin owned a 39-23 edge on the glass and scored 24 points off 15 Owl turnovers.
The Polar Bears finished at 46% shooting, including a dozen three-pointers, while Presque Isle hit on just 22% from the field in the second half to end at 38% for the game.
Bowdoin will return to NESCAC action with a home game against Williams on Saturday evening at 6:00 p.m.
UMPI will play on Wednesday evening at Valley Forge at 7:00 p.m.