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Andrew Schiel '05
With 26 points on Friday night, senior co-captain Andrew Schiel upped his career total to 1,186, surpassing Dan Moses '96 as Amherst's 12th all-time leading scorer.

Schiel Powers Jeffs Past Bowdoin

January 28, 2005


BRUNSWICK, ME - Thanks to a 26-point, seven-rebound effort from senior co-captain Andrew Schiel, the fifth-ranked Amherst College men's basketball team survived an upset-minded Bowdoin squad on Friday evening, 69-60. The Jeffs improved to 15-1 on the season (4-0 in NESCAC play), while the Polar Bears dropped to 8-8 (0-4 NESCAC).

Amherst held a four-point edge midway through the opening stanza before a 10-0 Polar Bear run gave the hosts a six-point edge late in the half. A pair of buckets from both Andrew Hippert and Jac Arbour keyed the run as Bowdoin's defense stymied the Jeffs’ perimeter game.

Four straight buckets from Schiel deadlocked the game at 26 apiece with three minutes left in the half, but a three-pointer from Polar Bear rookie Brian Lockhart highlighted a 10-4 Bowdoin run to close the frame, and the Polar Bears took a 36-30 lead at intermission. The Jeffs were just 1-for-14 from three-point range in the first half, while the Polar Bears connected on 57.7% (15-for-26) of their shots from the field.

Amherst wasted little time getting even in the second half, as a three-pointer from Russell Lee and a trio of John Bedford free throws opened the half and tied the score at 36. The teams traded buckets until the 12-minute mark when a three-pointer from Schiel sparked a 5-0 spurt and gave the Jeffs the lead for good.

Bowdoin closed to within one point on two different occasions but couldn't manage to tie the score. Amherst outscored Bowdoin 13-5 in the final 4:50 to clinch the victory.

Schiel connected on 12 of 16 from the field to score a game-high 26 points. Bedford added 19 points for Amherst, which shot 59.1% (13-for-22) from the field in the second half. Bowdoin was led by 14 points from Hippert and 12 from Kyle Petrie.