BANGOR, Maine – Despite the relentless determination displayed by the Eagles Tuesday night, the Bowdoin Polar Bears were in their prime as the teams battled in Newman Gymnasium during a winter snow storm. The Husson (17-3) women ended up falling 65-96 to Bowdoin College (18-3). Bowdoin is ranked 20th in the nation.
The Eagles put up a tough fight in the first half, reducing the score gap one basket at a time. Husson emerged with a new defensive mentality in the second quarter, only allowing the Polar Bears to score eighteen points.
On the half, Kenzie Worcester led the Eagles with twelve points and four rebounds, followed by Chandler Guerrette with seven points. For the Polar Bears, four players tied at eight points with two 3-pointers apiece, Taylor Choate, Kate Kerrigan, Lauren Petit, and Marle Curle. Kate Kerrigan also stood out with five rebounds.
The Eagles ended the third quarter on a high note as Worcester snuck in a 3-point jump shot right at the buzzer to continue leading both teams on the board with twenty points.
Anna MacKenzie was on a roll in the final three minutes of the game as she scored three field goals in the final 11-5 run by Husson to end the game. Overall, Worcester led all scorers with twenty points and four assists. Guerrette helped out by netting nine points and snatching up four steals while Sami Ireland accumulated eight points.
The visiting Polar Bears posted multiple players scoring in double-digits, Choate at twelve points, Kerrigan at eleven, and a triple tie at ten points between Curle, Petit, and Lydia Caputi. By the end of the night, the Bowdoin players had accumulated fifteen 3-pointers as a team.
The Husson women look to bounce back on Friday, February 10th as they host Green Mountain at 7:30pm.