LEWISTON, Maine – The Bowdoin College women’s basketball team netted a school-record 15 three-pointers en route to a 92-58 victory over Norwich in its regular season opener on Saturday afternoon at Bates College.
The Polar Bears (1-0) broke the previous mark of 12 set against Husson in 2005. Norwich falls to 1-2 this season with the setback.
After a fairly tight first quarter that saw Bowdoin hold a 21-15 lead after ten minutes, the Polar Bears made it a rout with 35-point outburst in the second quarter.
Bowdoin went 7-9 from three-point range in the period, including a 3-3 effort from Lauren Petit
The Polar Bears rolled off a pair of 10-0 runs in the frame and carried a 56-31 lead into the break
Bowdoin led by as many as 35 points in the second half on their way to the 34-point victory.
By The Numbers
Bowdoin connected on 43.5% (30-69) for the contest and went 15-39 (38.5%) from long distance.
Norwich hit on 43.6% (17-39) but couldn’t handle Bowdoin’s pressure, committing 32 turnovers in the loss. Bowdoin committed just nine turnovers in the contest. As a result, Bowdoin held a 44-8 edge in points off turnovers.
Bowdoin’s bench scored 72 points, led by a game-high 17 from Petit, who hit on 5-6 from three-point range. Taylor Choate added 14 for the Polar Bears.
The Polar Bears had 14 different players score in the win.
Kayla Mercer led Norwich with 15 points in the loss.