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Polar Bears get past Huskies 84-72

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GORHAM, Maine – Stephen Ferraro and David Reynolds each scored 16 points to lead the No. 22 Bowdoin College Polar Bears to an 84-72 win over the University of Southern Maine Huskies in a non-conference men’s basketball game Tuesday night at Hill Gymnasium.

Bowdoin had four players in double-figures to secure its fifth straight win, and remain undefeated at 5-0. Southern Maine dips to 1-5 with the loss.

Ferraro was 4-for-5 from the field and 8-for-14 from the free throw line for his 16 points, while Reynolds came off the bench to go 4-for-9 from the field and a perfect 7-for7 from the charity stripe to pace the Polar Bears. Jack Simonds and Hugh O’Neil each scored 11 points. Simonds added a team-high nine rebounds and three assists, while O’Neil grabbed seven boards.

Southern Maine senior Donne Agossou racked up the first double-double of his career establishing a career-high in both points and rebounds with 18 points and 10 rebounds on an 8-for-11 effort from the floor. Senior Christian McCue (Hampden, Maine/Hampden Academy) tied Agossou for game-high scoring honors with 18 points, including a trio of three-pointers. Junior Sean Jany (Westbrook, Maine) added 12 points and six rebounds.

Ahead by eight, 70-6, with 3:35 on the clock, Bowdoin was able to hold off a pesky Husky team outscoring USM 14-10 down the stretch. The Polar Bears went 6-for-6 from the free throw line in the final minute of the game to thwart any thoughts of a late come-back bid for Southern maine.

Southern Maine is back in action on Saturday (3:00 p.m.) when it starts its Little East Conference portion of its schedule at Western Connecticut State University.

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