Lady Mariners Lose to Bowdoin

CASTINE — The Bowdoin College women’s basketball team surpassed the Lady Mariners 64-52 on Tuesday night at Maine Maritime Academy in a non-conference match-up. With the win Bowdoin improved to 14-3 on the season while MMA drops to 8-8.

The Polar Bears lead by eight at the half  (33-25) due to offensive rebounds and stellar full court pressure defense that forced MMA into 14 first half turnovers. The Lady Mariners responded well in the second half cutting the lead to 33-27 after a Sam Goda field goal, but the Polar Bears went on a 5-0 spurt and MMA never got the deficit under ten points again in the game.

Sophomore Amy Hackett (Bangor) led the Polar Bear attack with 16 points and 6 rebounds. Junior Katie Bergeron (Bradley), had an outstanding game, scoring 14 points, grabbing 8 rebounds, dishing out 5 assists, and collecting 4 steals. Leah Rubega (Norwich, CT) played well in the win scoring 9 points and grabbing 8 rebounds.

Sophomore forward Sam Goda (Eliot) led the Mariners with 13 points and 10 rebounds while Brittany Hunt (Hickory, NC) chipped in with 11 points. Freshman Casey McCloskey (Howland) played well in the loss scoring 5 points and dishing out 4 assists.

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