BRUNSWICK, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball fell to #1 Bowdoin College, 94-43 on Sunday afternoon in the championship game of the Bowdoin Invitational inside of Morrell Gymnasium.
How it Happened: The two teams battled back-and-fourth in the first quarter, until the Polar Bears used a seven point run to take a 15-6 lead with 1:32 remaining. The Mariners fought back with four straight points to close out the quarter down by 15-10.
Bowdoin scored 17 unanswered points to open up the second half and took a 36-19 lead into halftime.
The Polar Bears outscored the Mariners 58-24, in the final two quarters to claim the victory.
Inside the Numbers: Alayne Felix (Mahopac, N.Y.) led the Mariners with 17 points, seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and a block to earn All-Tournament honors. Morgan Boudreau (Benton, Maine) added seven points, three rebounds and a steal.
Abby Kelly tallied a game-high 19 points to lead the Polar Bears, while also adding five steals, four rebounds, two assists and a block. Hannah Graham contributed 13 points, three rebounds and a steal and Taylor Choate chipped in with 10 points, five rebounds, an assist and a steal.
The Polar Bears shot 48.4 percent from the floor, while the Mariners shot 27.1 percent. The Polar Bears held a 40-36 edge in rebounds.
Up Next: The Mariners fall to 7-3 on the season, while the Polar Bears improve to 10-0. Maine Maritime returns to action on Friday, January 4 when they head to SUNY Canton for a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader with the Kangaroos.