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Bowdoin women advance to “Sweet Sixteen”

Congratulations to the Bowdoin College women’s basketball team, which advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the of the NCAA Division III Women’s Basketball Tournament with two wins this weekend.

This will be the sixth consecutive Sweet Sixteen appearance for the Polar Bears, coached by Stefanie Pemper. Pemper, who is in her eighth year at the Brunswick college, was named NESCAC Coach of the Year.

The smart and athletic Polar Bear team played before a packed house on campus.

With a comfortable 73-54 win over Colby-Sawyer Friday evening and a 59-56 nail-biter over Brandeis on Saturday evening, the 26-2 Polar Bears set the New England basketball record with 70 straight victories at home, surpassing the record formerly held by the UConn women.

Tournament play continues Friday on the University of Southern Maine campus in Gorham. Bowdoin takes on Mary Washington at 5:30 p.m., while host USM takes on Bridgewater at 7:30 p.m. The winners will square off Saturday at 7 p.m.

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