NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Connecticut College women's basketball team dropped its first NESCAC game of the season by coming up short against No. 2 Bowdoin, 65-34, on Saturday afternoon at the Charles B. Luce Field House.
Bowdoin (13-0, NESCAC 2-0) opened the game on a 13-2 run, which included scoring the first seven points, and never trailed at any point in the contest. Moira Train extended the advantage up to 15 points in the opening quarter by sinking a three, and the Polar Bears would outscore the Camels by identical 21-10 margins in the first two frames to take a commanding 42-20 advantage into recess.
The hosts were limited to just 11.1 percent from the floor in the third quarter with field goals coming off the hands of senior Ashley Howe (Saco, Maine) and freshman Joyce Rojik (Scituate, Mass.). Maddie Hasson and Dorian Cohen, meanwhile combined for Bowdoin's first 10 points, and the Polar Bears ballooned the margin up to as many as 37 in the fourth quarter to help keep their unbeaten record intact.
Sela Kay registered a game-high 14 points for Bowdoin by most notably canning four shots from downtown. She also grabbed nine boards to fall just shy of a double-double. Samantha Roy and Hasson contributed 10 points apiece, while Roy added three helpers.
Rojik was a bright spot for Connecticut College (5-8, NESCAC 1-1) by contributing a career-best seven points off the bench in 12 minutes of action to lead all Camel scorers. Sophomore Emily Tripp (Westport, Mass.) and senior Sami Ashton (Clinton, Conn.) also posted team highs with six rebounds and five assists, respectively.
Connecticut College will continue a four-game homestand when it hosts Wheaton on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.