FARMINGTON, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington women's basketball team (3-5, 3-0) faced a tough Bowdoin College team (7-2, 0-0) on Wednesday night at Dearborn Gymnasium with Bowdoin coming out on top, 75-49.
Bowdoin came out of the gate with full-court defensive pressure and UMF could not respond. The Polar Bears opened the game on a 10-0 run, but the Beavers made it a game at the halfway mark.
Bowdoin held an 18-6 lead and UMF scored five straight points to close the gap to seven points. Bowdoin nailed a three-pointer, making the lead double digits again and reeled off a 19-9 run to close out the half, claiming a 40-20 halftime advantage.
The Polar Bears continued to force the Beavers into a fast-paced tempo and creating easy looks. UMF attacked drove to the hole more in the final period and was successful from the charity strip in the process. Farmington hit 8-of-9 from the line on its way to a fourth straight game of converting at least 16 free throw attempts (16-21).
Meghan Smith tied the game-high with 15 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including 5-for-6 from the line, and grabbed seven rebounds. Shannon Brady matched Smith with 15 points, eight rebounds, and two assists.
UMaine-Farmington returns to action in 2015, hosting Colby at 1:00pm on January 3rd to ring in the New Year.