WATERVILLE, Maine -- After trailing by as much as 15 points in the first half, the Colby College men's basketball received 28 points from Patrick Stewart in a key 87-82 victory over rival Bowdoin College on Saturday.
Stewart was 8-for-14 from the field, 3-of-5 from 3-point range, 9-for-10 from the foul line, and had two blocked shots. He had 18 of his points in the second half, often driving to the basket and drawing fouls.
Jack Bors had a terrific game off the bench for the Polar Bears, who shot 55.4 percent (31-for-56) from the field. He had 24 points on 8-for-12 shooting from the field, 5-of-8 from 3-point range, and made three of his four free throws.
Colby was off from 3-point range early in the game and the Polar Bears opened up a 30-15 lead with 5:45 to halftime. The Mules finally found their touch from outside and nailed four 3-point shots in the final 2:28 to make it a 39-32 Polar Bear lead at halftime.
With Colby leading 73-70, Stewart hit a 3-point shot with 2:23 to play for a lead of six points. Boors hit a pair of free throws with 2:04 to go, but Colby responded with two free throws from Joe Connelly and a jumper by Stewart for an 80-72 lead.
The two teams combined for 46 fouls and the Mules were 19-for-27 from the line. Bowdoin had a 46-23 advantage in bench points.