Bowdoin 57    Tufts 41

Saturday, February 3, 2001
At Brunswick, Me.

Tufts (11-7, 1-4 NESCAC)   20   21   =   41
Bowdoin (14-4, 6-0 NESCAC)   27   30   =   57

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BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team went on an 18-4 run to start the second half to turn a seven-point halftime lead into a 45-24 margin and the eventual 57-41 victory over Tufts University on
Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Jessie Mayol (Westbrook, Maine) and first-year Lora Trenkle (Surry, Maine) paced the Bowdoin (14-4, 6-0 NESCAC) effort as the Polar Bears won their sixth-straight game against Tufts
(10-7, 1-4).

The game started slowly with the teams tied at 8-8 with 8:39 left in the first frame. Bowdoin hit just one of its first 16 attempts from the floor and Tufts took a 20-16 lead on an Erin Harrington (Fall River, Mass.) three-pointer with 2:55 left in the first. The Polar Bears proceeded to end the half on an 11-0 run, capped off by a lay-up and four free throws from Trenkle for a 27-20 cushion at the break.

The Polar Bears picked up at the start of the second where they left off, ripping off a 10-0 run in the first 4:02 of the final stanza for a comfortable 37-20 lead. Mayol buried a jumper with 7:24 to go in the game to give Bowdoin its largest lead at 49-26, but the Jumbos rallied to trim the lead to 53-39 with 3:07 left on another Harrington jumper, but the Polar Bears held of the charge for the 18-point win.

Bowdoin finished the game shooting 33 percent (17-of-51) from the floor, but made up for it at the foul line - making the first 20 attempts from the charity stripe, finishing with 20-of-22 (91 percent). Tufts shot 27 percent in the second half to end the game at 31 percent. Harrington led the Jumbos with 13 points while sophomore Emily Goodman (Briarcliff, N.Y.) added 10 more.