Bowdoin Beat Winter season resumes Women's basketball takes holiday tournament

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The 2009 portion of the winter sports season is underway and the women’s basketball team is making the biggest news of late.
SUBHEAD-Women’s basketball
Bowdoin’s women’s basketball team won the recent Coastal Maine Classic with victories over Maine Maritime and Wheaton. The Polar Bears opened with a 95-56 victory over Maine Maritime behind 12 3-pointers. Caitlin Hynes led the way with 18 points. Against Wheaton, Bowdoin prevailed 64-39. Alex Kaubris scored 15 points. Ellery Gould added 11. Polar Bears’ point guard Maria Noucas was named the tournament’s most valuable player. Noucas was joined on the all-tournament team by Hynes. Saturday, Bowdoin returned to NESCAC play with a 49-44 home win over Hamilton. Kaubris had 13 points, eight rebounds and three steals. Jill Henrikson scored 11 points off the bench. The Polar Bears improved to 10-2 Tuesday with a 78-41 win at U. Maine-Farmington. Sabrina Cote led the way with 17 points.  After playing at Bates Thursday (too late for this edition), Bowdoin is at Emmanuel Saturday and visits Clark Monday.
SUBHEAD-Men’s basketball
The Bowdoin men’s basketball team lost 74-70 at St. Joe’s in its first 2009 contest Saturday. Mark Phillips had 15 points and six rebounds. Tim Lane added 10 points. The Polar Bears then improved to 8-3 with a 69-54 win at Plymouth State Tuesday. Phillips and Kyle Jackson both had 14 points. Bowdoin hosted Thomas Thursday (too late for this edition) and goes to U. Maine-Farmington Saturday.
SUBHEAD-Women’s hockey
The Bowdoin women’s hockey team lost 3-2 to Manhattanville Saturday in the opening round of the Saint Anselm Tournament. Maria Nicolais and Alexandra Fahey scored for the Polar Bears who fell to 1-4. Emileigh Mercer made 27 saves. Bowdoin hosts Williams Friday and Middlebury Saturday. Tuesday, the Polar Bears pay a visit to Sacred Heart.

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