Bowdoin 49, Bates 44
BOWDOIN SPOILS TRIP TO BIG DANCE, 49-44
(Taken from a Bowdoin College Press release) BRUNSWICK -- Bowdoin College junior Samantha Good (Haverhill, Mass./Haverhill) scored all 14 of her points in the second half, boosting the Polar Bears to a 49-44 victory over Bates College in an NCAA Division III Tournament first round game. Bowdoin (19-5), which defeated Bates (20-5) four days ago in Lewiston, matches its single-season record for victories and will now travel to Williamstown, Mass., to take on No. 1-seeded Williams College.
Bates came out of the gate and used a tough full-court press to build a 20-11 lead with 5:51 left in the first half. Bowdoin responded as Monika Dargin (Fitchburg, Mass./Acton-Boxboro) scored six points in a 12-0 run to give the Polar Bears a 23-20 lead at the half. Dargin scored nine of her 11 points in the first frame to boost Bowdoin.
Both teams shot miserably from the floor and both recorded their lowest scoring outputs of the season. Bates hit 19-of-70 shots (.271) while Bowdoin was just a shade better, knocking down 18-of-51 attempts (.352).
Bates managed to build a six-point lead when Kate McLaughlin (Laconia, N.H./Laconia) made a steal and converted a fast-break lay-up for a 42-36 lead with 5:49 left in the game. Good took over the game from that point, scoring six-straight unanswered points to tie the game at 42-42 with 4:41 left in the game. Good scored 10 points in a 13-2 run to end the game for the Polar Bears.
McLaughlin was the only Bates player to score in double-figures as she netted 10, while Emily King (Lebanon, N.H./Lebanon) scored nine points and grabbed nine boards. Alli Marshall (Eliot, Maine/Marshwood) and Jamie Bennett (Marlborough, Mass./Marlborough) proved crucial down the stretch for the Polar Bears as Marshall grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds while Bennett added five points and 10 rebounds.
Bowdoin 49, Bates 44 Bowdoin (49): Monika Dargin 5-0-11, Alli Marshall 0-0-0, Samantha Good 4-6-14, Lauren Myers 3-0-6, Cynthia Maxwell 3-0-6, Jessie Mayol 1-1-4, Raegan LaRochelle 0-0-0, Jessica Farmer 1-1-3, Jamie Bennett 1-3-5, TOTALS 18-11-49. Bates (44): Kate Dockery 0-0-0, Colleen McCrave 3-0-6, Kate McLaughlin 5-0-10, Melissa LaPointe 1-0-2, Amy Taylor 2-0-5, Sarah Williamson 1-0-2, Jolene Thurston 3-0-6, Katy Dutille 0-4-4, Emily King 4-1-9, Lisa Dulude 0-0-70 TOTALS 19-5-44. Halftime: Bowdoin, 23-20. 3 pt. FG: Bowdoin 2 (Mayol , Dargin), Bates 1 (Taylor) Records: Bowdoin 18-5, Bates 20-4.