Lord Jeffs Fall for Second Time This Season With 72-61 Loss at Bowdoin

Stefanie Reiff paced Amherst with
15 points in the loss.

Courtesy of Bowdoin College

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin junior Jill Anelauskas scored a season-high 23 points and grabbed a career-high 17 boards to lead the Polar Bear women's basketball team past #17 Amherst on Saturday, 72-61. The win is the ninth-straight for Bowdoin (15-5, 5-1 NESCAC) over the Jeffs (19-2, 4-2) dating back to February of 2001.

Sharp outside shooting by Amherst sparked a 15-5 run in the first half, giving the visitors a 26-16 edge with 7:33 remaining in the opening period. Anne-Claire Roesch (Westport, CT) connected on a pair of three- pointers to key the surge as the Jeffs claimed a 10-point edge. Bowdoin replied quickly, with a Maria Noucas line-drive trifecta from the wing keying an 11-1 spurt by the Polar Bears to deadlock the contest at 27 apiece as the game entered halftime tied at 31.

The teams traded buckets for the opening seven minutes of the second period, as a hoop and free-throw from Jill Anelauskas resulted in the 10th tie of the game, 44-44, with 12:37 remaining. Amherst regained the lead moments later on a three-pointer from Stacy Brossy (
Lukachukai, AZ), but a jumper by Anelauskas and a three-pointer from Sabrina Cote gave Bowdoin the lead for good with 10:28 to play, 51-47.

The Jeffs were able to cut the lead to a single point, 55-54, thanks to a jumper by Yasmine Harik (New York, NY) with 5:18 left, but the Polar Bears held strong, using a 9-0 run to seal the victory. Maria Noucas started the decisive rally with a jumper from the top of the key and Alexa Kaubris nailed a three-pointer to push the lead to seven points. After Anelauskas and Kaubris netted a pair of free-throw each, Bowdoin held an 11-point edge, 67-56, with under a minute to play.

Kaubris was also outstanding for Bowdoin, scoring a career-high 21 points. Noucas also notched 11 as Bowdoin turned the ball over just seven times. Amherst, who was led by 15 from Stefanie Reiff (Hinsdale, IL), also received 12 from Harik and 11 from Roesch. Sarah Leyman (Cincinnati, OH) also saw double-figures with 10 for Amherst, who turned the ball over 14 times.