The 2009 portion of the winter sports season is underway and the women’s basketball team is making the biggest news of late.
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.
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.
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.