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Panthers fall to #6 Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Bowdoin College women's basketball team took a 79-61 victory over visiting Plymouth State College on Thursday night. The Polar Bears, who are ranked sixth in the latest national poll, move to 9-0 on the year, while the Panthers fall to 10-3.

Bowdoin jumped out to an early lead, as Lora Trenkle hit for 10 points in the first 4:43 to give the Polar Bears an 18-6 edge. The Panthers bounced back to close the lead to four at 24-20 on a layup by junior Courtney Albert (Hudson, N.H.) with 7:13 left in the half.

Bowdoin rebounded with a 12-3 run to push the lead to 36-23, and the Polar Bears entered the half leading 45-30. The lead in the second half bounced between 17 and 26 as the Polar Bears cruised to their ninth straight victory, the best start in school history.

Trenkle ended with 19 points for Bowdoin, while Kristi Royer finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds. Lindsay Bramwell contributed 12 points and nine boards in the win.

Albert led all Panthers with 15 points on the evening, the only visitor to score in double figures. Junior Jenn Pelletier (Derry, N.H.) scored nine points and freshman Heidi McAllister (Newport, N.H.) added eight.

Plymouth State continues its five-game road swing Saturday evening with a Little East Conference match-up at Rhode Island College (6:00 p.m.).

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