Bowdoin Beat Basketball teams reach NESCAC semifinals Hockey playoffs set to begin
The postseason is in full swing for Bowdoin College winter sports teams.
Bowdoin's women's basketball team, the No. 1 seed, rolled past No. 8 Williams 82-52 in the NESCAC quarterfinals Saturday. Jill Henrikson had 15 points, Leah Rubega added 12 and Maria Noucas had 11. The Polar Bears (21-4) dominated on the glass to the tune of 58-34. Bowdoin advanced to host No. 5 Trinity Saturday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students. Children under 12 and Bowdoin students get in free. Tufts and Amherst meet in the other semifinals. The conference title game will be played Sunday at 1 p.m., at Bowdoin.
The Bowdoin men's basketball team, ranked fifth, upset No. 4 Colby 66-54 in a NESCAC quarterfinal Saturday. The Polar Bears improved to 17-8 behind 15 points from Mark Phillips and 13 from Will Hanley. Bowdoin will play at top-ranked Middlebury in the semifinals Saturday. Amherst and Williams meet in the other semifinal. The championship game is Sunday at 12 p.m.
The Bowdoin women's hockey team closed the regular season last weekend with 6-1 and 6-2 home victories over Potsdam State to wind up 11-10-1. The Polar Bears, who have won eight straight, will go to Colby Saturday for the NESCAC quarterfinals.
The Bowdoin men's hockey team is also quarterfinal-bound. The Polar Bears beat host St. Michael's 4-1 last Friday and lost 2-1 at Norwich Saturday to end the regular year 11-11-2. Bowdoin goes to Williams Saturday.
Bowdoin's men's and women's indoor track teams both placed fourth at the New England DIII championship meet at MIT last weekend. For the men, Luke Fairbanks was first in the shot put (15.04 meters). For the women, Etta Grover-Silva set a new New England DIII record in the pole vault (3.70 meters). Ali Chase won the 600 meter.
Bowdoin's Nordic ski team was ninth at last weekend's Middlebury (Vt.) Carnival. Colman Hatton (37th) was the fastest male skier, while Erin Hatton (41st) led the women. The Polar Bears wrap up their season this weekend at the EISA Championships, hosted by Colby.