Bowdoin's winter season underway

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The winter sports season is underway at Bowdoin College and there’s been plenty of excitement to date.

The men’s basketball team stands at 5-2 with wins in its last two outings, 96-66, over visiting U. Maine-Presque Isle and 72-44, at Maine Maritime. The Polar Bears have been led in scoring by Will Hanley (19.3 per game) and Ryan O’Connell (14.6). O’Connell had 20 points in the win over UMPI. Hanley had a team high 20 versus Maine Maritime. Hanley also leads the squad with 13 rebounds per contest. Bowdoin returns to action Friday night at Colby and hosts Bates Sunday.

On the women’s side, the perennially strong Polar Bears fell to 3-2 on the year after recent losses at the University of Southern Maine (63-49) and at Colby (56-41). Jill Henrikson (the team’s leader in scoring with 15.6 per game) had 16 points and seven rebounds in the loss to the Huskies. Kaitlin Donahoe finished with a team-high 12 points against the Mules. She’s averaging 13.8 points per contest. Bowdoin hosted Husson Tuesday and Bates Thursday and is at Emerson Saturday.

Men’s hockey is 3-2-1 overall, 1-2-1 in the NESCAC after last weekend’s 4-3 home loss to Colby. John McInnis scored twice for the Polar Bears, but the Mules rallied with three late goals. Jordan Lalor leads the team with nine points to date. Bowdoin was at USM Tuesday, hosts Tufts Friday and Connecticut College Saturday.

The Polar Bear women sit at 1-2-1 (1-1 in conference) following last weekend’s tough 2-1 overtime loss at Colby, just 24 hours after they beat the visiting Mules, 5-0. Stephanie Ludy had two goals to spark the victory. Kim Tess-Wanat had the lone goal in the setback. Dominique Lozzi is the team leader in points with four. Bowdoin goes to Salve Regina Friday and visits Norwich Saturday.

The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams both came in fifth in the seven-team MIT Invitational last weekend.

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Bowdoin freshman John Swords goes up for two of his 13 points in last weekend’s men’s basketball victory over the University of Maine-Presque Isle.

Bowdoin senior Jordan Lalor, the team’s leading scorer, battles Colby in last weekend’s showdown, won by the Mules, 4-3.

Bowdoin senior Dominique Lozzi battles a pair of Colby defenders during Friday’s 5-0 home win for the Polar Bears. Lozzi had two assists and is the team’s leading scorer.