Waterville, Maine — The Thomas College men's basketball dropped a non-conference matchup 94-83 to the Polar Bears of Bowdoin College Tuesday evening in front of the home crowd at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium. Junior guard Jarrad DeVaughn led the Terriers in both scoring and rebounds recording a double-double with a game high 25 points and 10 rebounds. Will Hanley recorded a double-double for Bowdoin scoring 22 points and grabbing 20 rebounds.
With the loss the Terriers drop to 10-8 on the season (7-5 NAC), while Bowdoin improves to 14-5 on the season.
The game began with Bowdoin going on a 9-0 scoring run. Senior guard Ryan O'Connell scored 5 of the first 7 points for the Polar Bears going 2-2 from the field. The Terriers recorded their first basket at the 16:00 minute mark when sophomore guard Franklin Salvador hit a three-pointer from the corner. The Terriers would produce a run of their own, outscoring Bowdoin 14-8 over the next 6 minutes. Halfway through the first half Bowdoin led the Terriers 19-14. With 3:15 left in the first half Salvador tied the game with a three-pointer and at 2:30 DeVaughn hit a three of his own to give the Terriers the lead. The Terriers would give the lead back when Hanley made a layup to put Bowdoin ahead 31-30. Sophomore guard Stanley Greene Jr. made a layup just before the half to keep the score within one at 34-33.
The second half saw Bowdoin out-score the Terriers 60-50 controlling the glass and out-rebounding the Terriers 30-14.
Along with DeVaughn three other Terriers hit double figures. Martin Cleveland finished the game with a 10 point performance, Salvador finished up the night with a 20 point game, and Greene Jr. totaled 19 points while grabbing five rebounds and dishing out seven assists.
Five Polar Bears hit double figures along with Hanley. Wyatt Littles finished the night with a 12 point performance, Andrew Madlinger tallied 15 points, and Will Hurley and O'Connell both came through with a 14 point performance.
The Terriers next game is against New England College Friday at home, game time is set for 7:30 p.m. at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium. Bowdoin's next contest will be against number one ranked Middlebury Friday night.
Story By: Ben Goodall