|Bowdoin College||Husson University|
January 16, 2018
BANGOR, Maine — The Husson University men’s basketball team (10-4, 7-1 NAC) lost another heartbreaker, 90-87, this time to Bowdoin College (11-4, 1-2 NESCAC) on Tuesday evening in the Newman Gymnasium on the campus of Husson University.
Husson jumped out to a nine point lead in the first minutes of the game, but Bowdoin rallied quickly to jump ahead 16-14 with 13:11 remaining in the first half. After back and forth baskets, freshman guard Jarrod Chase nailed a three to bring the Eagles ahead 33-27. After trailing by two in the final minutes of the half, the Polar Bears tied it up with under a minute remaining, but a layup by junior forward Justin Martin gave the Eagles a two point lead, 42-40, going in the locker room.
Husson stood strong in the first half with three different players scoring double digits: Anderson (13 pts), Martin (11 pts) and freshman guard Dj Bussey (11 pts).
Within minutes of the second half beginning, Bowdoin’s junior forward Jack Simonds added eight quick points to help the Polar Bears go on a 17-6 run and subsequently giving them a 57-48 lead. After trading baskets for over five minutes, Husson’s offense came alive and brought the score within three points with just under eight minutes of regulation play. Despite tough defense, Martin tallied his seventh 3-pointer of the night to tie the game 76-76.
In the last minutes of the game, Husson trailed by five points but a good jump shot and foul shot by freshman guard Justin Thompson brought the Eagles to a two point deficit with 22 seconds remaining on the clock. In the final seconds, a missed 3-point shot handed Husson their fourth loss on the season, 90-87.
Junior forward Martin capped a season and career-high 28 points, collecting his 5th double-double this season with 12 rebounds. He also contributed four assists, four blocks and collected seven 3-pointers. The forward set career highs in field goals made (10) and three-pointers made (seven).
Senior guard Raheem Anderson contributed 22 points, four assists and shot 4-9 on the 3-point line
Freshmen guard DJ Bussey recorded 19 points and shot 7-13 FG.
Freshman guard Thompson tallied 13 points, three assists and shot 3-3 from the charity strip.
Junior forward Simonds had a career season-high of 29 points including six rebounds and four assists.
Sophomore David Reynolds recorded 21 points and shot 4-6 from the 3-point line.
Senior guard Liam Farley contributed 16 points and eight rebounds.
Husson held the advantage in points scored on turnovers (20-7) and edged the Polar Bears in assists (21-19) and steals (4-3). The Eagles set a program record in three-pointers made with 19.
The Husson men have a few days off before traveling to Vermont to play in a conference matchup against Johnson State College on Friday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m.