Bowdoin Beats Maine-Farmington, 72-38

Nov. 18, 2011

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Bowdoin defeated the University of Maine-Farmington, 72-38, in the first game of the 2011 Hampton Inn Classic at the Tripp Athletic Center at UMass Dartmouth Friday night.

The Polar Bears opened the game on a 19-2 run and closed the first half on a 13-0 run to claim a commanding 44-11 lead at the break.

Ryan O'Connell led the first barrage for Bowdoin with 11 points including 3 for 3 from behind the arc. Yusuf Iman paced the Beavers with 6 points in the opening half.

The Polar Bears out-rebounded the Beavers 27-12, and held Maine-Farmington to 16 per cent from the field on five of 31 shooting.

The Beavers would get as close as 53-24 in the second half on a three-pointer by Garrett Clemmer, but eventually Bowdoin would increase their lead to as much as 66-30 on a three-pointer of their own by Wyatt Littles, en route to the victory.

Bowdoin had three players reach double-figures. Will Hanley had a game-high 19 points on 9 for 11 shooting from the field. O'Connell finished with 13 points and Andrew Madlinger added 11 points. Maine-Farmington was led by Joe McCloskey with 12 points, while Iman chipped in with 11 points.

For the game, the Polar Bears shot 50 per cent from the field going 30 for 60, including 8 of 17 from three point range. Bowdoin also had an advantage on the boards, out-rebounding the Beavers 50-32.

The Polar Bears improved to 1-0 with the victory, while the Beavers fell to 0-2 with the defeat. Bowdoin will play the UMass Dartmouth for the championship Saturday at 3:00. Maine Farmington will play Mount Saint Vincent for third place Saturday at 1:00.

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