Panthers open 2012 with non-conference loss
BRUNSWICK, Maine – Andrew Madlinger scored a career-high 24 points Tuesday evening, including six three-pointers, to pace the Bowdoin College men's basketball team to an 88-66 victory over Plymouth State University in the 2012 opener for both teams.
The Polar Bears post their fifth consecutive win overall and improve to 8-2 this season; the Panthers lose their second straight and dip to 4-6.
Madlinger led a balanced Bowdoin attack that saw the team shoot 60 percent from the field. The sophomore guard connected on 9-13 overall and nailed 6-of-7 three-point attempts. Ryan O'Connell was nearly as effective, hitting 8-13 shots, including 4-7 from long-range for 21 points. Will Hanley notched his seventh double-double of the year with 17 points and 15 rebounds.
Senior Brian Chergey scored 16 points for Plymouth State thanks to a 4-of-8 effort from beyond the arc. Classmate Jesse Sabolis pitched in with 12 points while Kyle Walker had 10 off the bench for the Panthers.
Madlinger hit two of his trifectas to key a 12-2 run late in the first half that gave the Polar Bears a 44-30 edge at intermission. The home team pushed the lead over 20 points early in the second half and cruised to victory. Bowdoin owned a 42-23 edge on the glass and held Plymouth State to 37.1 percent shooting for the game.
PSU returns to Little East Conference play Saturday, hosting Eastern Connecticut State University at Foley Gymnasium (3:00 p.m.)
(Courtesy of Bowdoin Sports Information)
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