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November 18, 2011

PSU Women’s Basketball no match for #11 Bowdoin

Panthers face Eastern Nazarene in consolation game

              BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Plymouth State University women's basketball team shot just 20 percent Friday evening, falling to Bowdoin College 80-27 at the Bowdoin Tip-Off Tournament Presented
by the Inn at Brunswick Station.

              The Polar Bears (1-0), ranked 11th in the WBCA Preseason Division III poll, advance to face RPI in the title game Saturday at 4:00 p.m. The Panthers (0-2) will battle Eastern Nazarene in the consolation match at 2:00 p.m.

              Jill Henrikson led the way for Bowdoin with 16 points, 10 steals and five rebounds. Henrikson's 10 steals were one shy of the school record held by Amy Harper and Andrea Little and were the most in a single game by a Polar Bear since 1998. Kaitlin Donahoe had 14 points on 4-6 shooting, including 2-3 from long range, while Allie Piscina (12 points), and Nichole Coombes (11 points) also saw double figures. Plymouth was led by five points from Kellie Walsh.

              Bowdoin's tenacious defense held Plymouth State to single digits in the opening period as the Polar Bears held a 38-9 edge at the break. The 27 points allowed tie for the fewest points permitted by Bowdoin under current head coach Adrienne Shibles. The Polar Bears shot 37.3% for the game, but hit 18-21 free throws and held a 56-34 edge on the glass. 

(Courtesy of Bowdoin Sports Information)

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