Middlebury set a new school record with its ninth consecutive win as the Panthers topped Bowdoin 81-58 in NESCAC action Saturday in Pepin Gym. The Panthers continued their hot shooting, hitting .483 of their shots from the floor and .464 from behind the arc.
Middlebury came out strong, holding Bowdoin to just five points in the game's first 10 minutes, taking a 17-5 advantage. The lead continued to grow as Middlebury used a balanced attack to extend the lead to 41-20 at the half.
Bowdoin would get no closer than 20 in the second half as the Panthers led by as many as 31 midway through the session.
Andrew Harris led Middlebury with a game-high 17 points, including five from three-point land. Twelve other players entered the scoring column for the Panthers, with Matt Westman, Kyle Dudley and Chris Dowd scoring eight points apiece. Ben Rudin had seven assists and six rebounds in the game.
Andrew Hippert paced the Polar Bears with a dozen, while Darian Reid Sturgis scored 11 on 4-4 shooting.