Women's basketball falls

WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Colby College women's basketball team had a 44-36 edge in rebounding, but Bowdoin College's smothering defense was too much in the Polar Bears' 60-38 non-conference win Saturday at Wadsworth Gymnasium.

Bowdoin College forced 27 turnovers on the defensive end and had 22 assists on 26 made field goals. The Polar Bears are 5-0 overall, while the Mules drop to 3-3. The league game between the two teams will take place at Bowdoin on Saturday, Jan. 28.
In a rare game, no player had double figures in scoring. Marle Curle had the best all-around game with nine assists, eight rebounds, six points, and three steals for Bowdoin. Lydia Caputi added nine points and four assists, while Cordelia Stewart, Lauren Petit, and Kate Kerrigan all had eight points. Ally Silfen finished with six points, eight rebounds, and three steals.

Haley Driscoll led Colby with six points, eight rebounds, and four assists. Emily Davis had a team-high seven points and six boards, while MK Caverly (pictured) added five points, four rebounds, and three assists. Caitlyn Nolan had six points for the Mules.

The Polar Bears forced 17 turnovers in the opening half and shot 51.6 percent from the field in taking a 40-16 lead at the break. The Mules had a 44-36 rebounding advantage, but Bowdoin had just 15 turnovers and finished with 13 steals.

Box score: http://www.nescac.com/sports/wbkb/2016-17/boxscores/20161203_4d6d.xml

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