BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Bowdoin used a strong second half to take a 66-60 win over the Bates women's basketball team on Thursday night, ending the Bobcats' win streak at five games.
Jill Henrikson and Ellery Gould combined for 40 points to lead the Polar Bears (5-2) in the teams' non-conference matchup. They'll meet again at Bates on Jan. 14 at 2pm in the game that will count in the NESCAC standings.
Bates junior Allie Beaulieu (Swampscott, Mass.) led three Bobcats in double figures with 13 points, Beaulieu has scored in double figures in all seven games this season but the season opener, when she netted nine points. Sophomore Meredith Kelly (Cohasset, Mass.) had 12 points, six rebounds and three assists, and has scored in double figures in all seven games this year. Senior Annie Burns (Topsfield, Mass.) added 11 points and seven rebounds. Junior Taryn O'Connell (Georgetown, Mass.) contributed nine points and a team-high eight rebounds, and senior Lauren Dobish (Chambersburg, Pa.) led the team with four assists.
Henrikson netted 22 points on 7-11 shooting from the field while Gould buried four three-pointers and ended with 18. Kaitlin Donahoe scored 13 points and dished out six assists for Bowdoin.
Both teams struggled offensively in the early going, but Bates was able to put together an 8-1 run to take a 26-19 edge after an O'Connell lay-in with two minutes remaining in the period. Bowdoin came alive late in the period with a pair of Gould threes and tied the game on a long-distance shot by Gould, 26-26 just before intermission.
The Polar Bears jumped out of the gate with a 9-2 run to start the second period, capped by another Gould three. Bates trimmed the lead to three points moments later, but that would be as close as the Bobcats could get. Bowdoin used another 9-2 surge to up its lead to 44-34 with 14 minutes to go, and stayed in control the rest of the way.
Bates next travels to Daytona Beach, Fla., to play in the Daytona Beach Shootout on Dec. 19-20. The Bobcats face Mount Union on Dec. 19 at 8pm, followed on Dec. 29 by a 6pm game against Buffalo State. Both games can be followed via live stats.