2011-11-23 / Sports

Busy night for Polar Bears

Bowdoin men’s hockey, women’s hoops roll; men’s basketball falls


THE BOWDOIN COLLEGE men’s and women’s basketball teams, and the men’s hockey team were in action on Tuesday in Brunswick. In the photos, clockwise from the top left, Bowdoin’s Will Hanley (11) goes up for two points; Beth Suggs (right) of the University of NewEngland and Bath, jostles with Bowdoin’s Alexa Barry for some rebounding positioning; Bowdoin's John McGinnis (27) tries to work through the check of UNE's Chris Glover (5) at Watson Arena; and Polar Bear guard Bryan Hurley (3) drives past St. Joseph College’s Spenser Adams (2) at Morrell Gymnasium. The Bowdoin hockey team won 10-2, and the Polar Bear women’s basketball team rolled 69-53, while St. Joseph’s edged the Bowdoin men 70-68 in basketball action. THE BOWDOIN COLLEGE men’s and women’s basketball teams, and the men’s hockey team were in action on Tuesday in Brunswick. In the photos, clockwise from the top left, Bowdoin’s Will Hanley (11) goes up for two points; Beth Suggs (right) of the University of NewEngland and Bath, jostles with Bowdoin’s Alexa Barry for some rebounding positioning; Bowdoin's John McGinnis (27) tries to work through the check of UNE's Chris Glover (5) at Watson Arena; and Polar Bear guard Bryan Hurley (3) drives past St. Joseph College’s Spenser Adams (2) at Morrell Gymnasium. The Bowdoin hockey team won 10-2, and the Polar Bear women’s basketball team rolled 69-53, while St. Joseph’s edged the Bowdoin men 70-68 in basketball action. BRUNSWICK — The Bowdoin College men’s ice hockey team earned its first win of the season in explosive fashion, taking a 10-2 win over the University of New England on Tuesday evening at Watson Arena.

The Polar Bears improved to 1-1-1 and travels to Colby College on Saturday to face Salve Regina in the Bowdoin/Colby Face-Off Classic at 1 p.m. Bowdoin returns to Watson Arena on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. against the U.S. Under-18 squad.

Bowdoin scored four times in the first 15:10 of the contest and added three goals in both the second and third periods to cruise to the win. It marks the first time since November 2008 that the Polar Bears have scored 10 goals in a game.

Tim McGarry and Kyle Lockwood each had two goals and an assist to pace the scoring for Bowdoin. Jordan Lalor also scored twice, while Daniel Weiniger, Ryan Collier, Graham Sisson and Erik Olson accounted for the other Bowdoin goals. Freshmen Donald Chute, Danny Palumbo and Tim Coffey each had two assists.

Tyler Fleurent and Mike Chase scored for the Nor’easters (1-4). Zach Lokey added a pair of assists.

Steve Messina and Connor Shannon combined on 22 saves for the Polar Bears.

Women’s basketball

Bowdoin opened the game on a 21-6 run and never looked back in a 69-53 win over the University of New England on Tuesday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears (3-0) are ranked 11th in the WBCA Division III poll and have won 16 straight games over the Nor’easters (2-1) dating back to 1994.

Jill Henrikson of Bath was outstanding for Bowdoin, scoring 21 points with 10 rebounds and seven steals for the hosts. Kaitlin Donahoe had 15 points and five assists, while Ellery Gould finished with 14 points and six boards. Amy Hackett also saw double figures with 12 points for the Polar Bears.

UNE got 17 points, seven caroms and four blocks from Kelley Paradis. Kelly Coleman pitched in 14 points and nine boards off the bench for the Nor’easters. Bath’s Beth Suggs played 29 minutes with eight rebounds and three assists.


GEORGE ALMASI & BOB CONN / THE TIMES RECORD GEORGE ALMASI & BOB CONN / THE TIMES RECORD The Polar Bears are slated to visit rival University of Southern Maine this upcoming Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.

Men’s basketball

Zach O’Brien and Chris Petzy combined for 55 points to lead St. Joseph’s to a 70-68 win over Bowdoin on Tuesday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.

The Monks improved to 2-0, while the Polar Bears fell to 2-1 and visit Husson University on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Petzy scored a game-high 33 points, including seven 3-pointers, while O’Brien added 22 points.

Bowdoin was led by 19 points from Ryan O’Connell, and 10 points with 11 boards from Will Hanley.

St. Joseph’s built a five-point lead at halftime, 39-34, thanks to seven first-half trifectas and 52.6 percent shooting from the field. The Monks extended the lead to 52-40 on a Petzy 3- pointer with 9:34 to play.

Back-to-back 3-pointers from Bowdoin’s Bryan Hurley and Tom Carter keyed a quick spurt for Bowdoin, which drew within four points, 54-50, on a Hanley dunk with 7:25 left.

The Monks iced the game by making 12 of 16 free throws down the stretch.

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