BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College women’s basketball team never trailed in a convincing 85-40 victory over the University of Southern Maine on Tuesday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.
The Polar Bears, ranked 14th in the latest WBCA Division III poll, move to 4-0 with their fourth consecutive dominating performance. Bowdoin is averaging a 33.7-point margin of victory so far this season. Southern Maine drops to 1-5 on the year.
Bowdoin owned an 11-6 lead after the first five minutes before blowing the game open with a 17-0 run over the next seven minutes to open up a 28-6 advantage.
The Polar Bears pushed their lead to 29 points at the break as Bowdoin connected on six three-pointers, including two apiece from Kate Kerrigan and Lauren Petit, as Southern Maine connected on just 21.4% of its shots from the field.
Bowdoin continued to roll in the second half, extending their lead to as many as 47 points en route to the 45-point victory.
Bowdoin had five players in double digits and 11 players score overall. Ally Silfen (12) and Maddie Hasson (10) led a 52-point effort by the Polar Bear bench.
Kate Kerrigan had 11 points while Marle Curle and Cordelia Stewart added ten apiece for Bowdoin.
Mychaela Harton and Emily Nicholson led USM with seven points each.
The Polar Bears held a 35-26 edge on the glass and connected on 55.7% of their shots for the contest compared to 32.7% for the Huskies.
The 45-point victory was the largest for Bowdoin against Southern Maine in its series history and is the fourth consecutive victory for the Polar Bears against their Gorham neighbors. The margin of defeat was the largest for USM since a 46-point loss to Washington University in the 2000 NCAA Division III Championship game.