Women's basketball drops game at Bowdoin

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: December 1, 2012
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Diana Manduca had 18 points. (Dustin Satloff Photography)

BRUNSWICK, Maine –- Colby College tri-captain Diana Manduca had 18 points and six rebounds, but Bowdoin College got off to a good start and took a 53-38 win in non-conference play at Morrell Gymnasium on Saturday.

The Polar Bears improve to 2-3 while the Mules fall to 2-3 on the year. The teams will play their conference game in Waterville on January 26. Colby will play host to Roger Williams College on Sunday at 2 p.m.

Sophomore Megan Phelps led a balanced Bowdoin attack with 16 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and four assists. 

Jen Nale had seven points for the Mules, who had no other player score more than three in the game.

The Polar Bears jumped to a 13-3 lead after five minutes, sparked by three-pointers from Kirsten Prue and Megan Phelps. Colby was able to trim the lead to five points on a jumper by Nale with 7:41 remaining in the period, but Bowdoin closed the half on a 13-0 run, highlighted by trifectas from Kaitlin Donahoe, Phelps and Sara Binkhorst to carry a commanding 35-17 lead into halftime. 

Colby was able to get as close at 10 points in the second half, following a Gabe Donahue three-pointer with 11:15 to go. But the Polar Bears answered with a 9-2 surge, keyed by a Phelps three-pointer, that pushed the lead back to 17 points with four minutes to go.

BOWDOIN COLLEGE 53, COLBY 38

COLBY (3-2)
Diana Manduca 7-16 0-0 18; Jen Nale 3-14 0-0 7; Carylanne Wolfington 1-8 0-0
3; Gabe Donahue 1-5 0-0 3; Desi Smith 0-2 3-4 3; Jacky McLaughlin 1-7 0-0 2;
Jamie Wallace 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 13-54 5-6 38.
BOWDOIN COLLEGE (2-3)
Megan Phelps 6-14 0-0 16; Kaitlin Donahoe 3-12 2-2 9; Sara Binkhorst 2-3 2-2
8; Shannon Brady 3-6 0-0 6; Anna Prohl 2-7 1-2 5; Kirsten Prue 2-7 0-0 5;
Siena Mitman 1-1 2-2 4; Nina Hadzibabic 0-4 0-0 0; LeShauna Phinazee 0-2 0-0
0. Totals 19-56 7-8 53.
Colby......................... 17 21  - 38
Bowdoin College............... 35 18  - 53
3-point goals-Colby 7-30 (Diana Manduca 4-11; Gabe Donahue 1-4; Carylanne
Wolfington 1-2; Jen Nale 1-7; Jacky McLaughlin 0-6), Bowdoin College 8-21
(Megan Phelps 4-9; Sara Binkhorst 2-2; Kaitlin Donahoe 1-4; Kirsten Prue
1-3; Nina Hadzibabic 0-2; LeShauna Phinazee 0-1). Fouled out--Colby-None,
Bowdoin College-None. Rebounds-Colby 33 (Diana Manduca 6), Bowdoin College
45 (Anna Prohl 11). Assists-Colby 6 (Jacky McLaughlin 3), Bowdoin College 16
(Kaitlin Donahoe 5). Total fouls-Colby 10, Bowdoin College 10. A-432

 
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