BRUNSWICK, Maine – Bowdoin senior Jordan Fliegel (Cambridge, Mass.) scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds Sunday afternoon to lead the Polar Bear men’s basketball team to a 78-55 non-conference victory over Plymouth State University. Bowdoin improves to 9-2 this season while the Panthers drop to 3-8.
After Plymouth State took a 7-5 lead five minutes into the contest, Fliegel scored the next seven points of the game to key an 11-2 Bowdoin spurt. The Polar Bears scored the final six points of the period to take a 35-21 lead at the break.
The Panthers got to within 12 points with 15:26 to play in the second half, but Bowdoin quickly answered with a decisive 13-3 run. The Polar Bears’ 23-point margin of victory was their largest lead of the game.
In just the second start of his career, Bowdoin sophomore Paul Sellew (Glastonbury, Conn.) scored a career-high 16 points on 5-7 shooting from the field. Kyle Jackson (Acton, Mass.) tossed in 16 points while Andrew Sargeantson (New Canaan, Conn.) collected 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists.
Plymouth State was led by 13 points from junior Ben Huntington (Hampstead, N.H./Pinkerton) and 10 from freshman Ian Dempsey (Andover, Mass.) Bowdoin continued its recent hot-shooting streak, connecting on 63% of their first-half shots and 58% for the game. The Polar Bears also out-rebounded the Panthers 35-21.
PSU returns to the state of Maine for its next contest, visiting UMaine Farmington for a non-conference affair on Thursday (5:00 p.m.)
(Courtesy of Bowdoin Sports Information)
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