Bowdoin Tops Women's Basketball
February 6, 2009
Bowdoin scored 33 points off of 23 Middlebury turnovers in a 76-50 NESCAC victory on Friday evening in Maine. The Polar Bears improve to 17-4 (5-1 NESCAC) this season while the Panthers fall to 7-13 (1-5).
Seven early points from Lauren Sanchez gave the visitors a 13-9 lead just 5:30 into Friday's contest. Sparked by a Sabrina Cote three-pointer and a three-point play from Alexa Kaubris, Bowdoin responded with an 11-0 run and would never trail again. The Polar Bears held a 41-29 lead at intermission and used a quick 10-0 surge immediately after the break, capped by a Jill Henrikson trifecta, to take a 51-29 edge with 16:33 to play. Bowdoin led by as many as 29 points in the second half before settling for the 26-point victory.
Kaubris led three Bowdoin players in double-figures, scoring 15 points to lead the hosts. Henrikson added 12 points while Ellery Gould scored 10 points off the bench for the Polar Bears. Bowdoin assisted on 21 of their 29 baskets and forced 23 turnovers for the game.
Middlebury's Sanchez scored 15 points and grabbed six boards, while Alana Wall scored 14 off the bench for the Panthers.