Women's basketball falls to nationally ranked Bowdoin

Alex Sowinski '10
Alex Sowinski '10
Nationally ranked No. 8 Bowdoin College rallied in the second half to defeat Hamilton College, 59-47, in a non-league game played at Hamilton's Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Jan. 12.

Madie Harlem '13 paced Hamilton (7-3 overall) with 11 points, six rebounds, four assists, two blocked shots and two steals. Alex Sowinski '10 chipped in 11 points and two steals. Eliza Howe '13 dropped in nine points before she fouled out with 3:22 left. The Continentals committed 22 turnovers.

After Bowdoin (12-1) shot just 18.5 percent in the first half, the Polar Bears regrouped during the break and went 12-for-24 from the floor in the second half. Bowdoin owned a huge advantage at the free-throw line for the game. The Polar Bears made 20 of 31 shots at the charity stripe, while Hamilton was just 5 of 9.

The Continentals led 23-19 at the break and 31-25 with 17:15 left in the second half when Bowdoin came storming back. A 12-1 run gave the Polar Bears a 37-32 lead with 12:04 remaining. Blue Sanders '13 (eight points) pulled Hamilton within three points with a basket on the next possession, but Bowdoin pulled away with a 15-3 run for a 52-37 cushion with 4:00 left.

The Continentals dropped to 3-1 at home. The Polar Bears won for the second time on the road in as many nights.

Hamilton travels to Union College for a Liberty League game on Friday, Jan. 15.
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