BRUNSWICK — The Bowdoin College men’s basketball team connected on 14 3-pointers en route to a 93-43 nonconference win against Thomas College on Tuesday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears improved to 12-6 in advance of a big conference home weekend this Friday and Saturday. The Terriers had their two-game win streak come to an end and fell to 8-9.

Andrew Madlinger scored a game-high 23 points for the Polar Bears, including five from long distance, while Matt Mathias pitched in 17. Maximilian Staiger had 11 points and eight rebounds, John Swords 10 points with eight boards, and Bryan Hurley netted nine points and 13 assists.

Thomas was led by nine points off the bench from Adam Carlsen.

After an early 3-pointer from Stanley Greene, Jr., Bowdoin went on a 16-0 run and never looked back. Mathias and Hurley hit a pair of treys apiece in the run. The Polar Bears hit on 51 percent of their shots in the opening period, including seven of 14 from long range, to take a commanding 45-16 lead at halftime.

The Polar Bears were even more efficient in the second half, hitting on 67 percent of their attempts, including seven more trifectas, to extend their lead to as many as 50 points at the final buzzer.

Bowdoin held a 50-26 edge in rebounding for the game.

The Polar Bears will return to action on Friday evening at home against sixth-ranked Middlebury (6 p.m.) before hosting ninth-ranked Williams on Saturday (2 p.m.).

Women’s basketball

Kaitlin Donahoe scored 15 points and Sara Binkhorst added 13 to lead Bowdoin to a 61-50 road win at Eastern Connecticut on Tuesday night.

The non-conference victory lifts the Polar Bears to 11-8, while the Warriors dropped to 7-13.

Donahoe, the reigning NESCAC Player of the Week, led Bowdoin in scoring and, with her 15 points, saw double digits for the 16th time in 19 games. Binkhorst nailed three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points and six rebounds, reaching double figures for the third straight outing. Shannon Brady added nine points and Megan Phelps had eight.

Eastern Conn was paced by a game-high 17 points and five rebounds from Brianna Leonard. Jill Ritrosky pitched in 12 points for the Warriors.

The hosts jumped to an early 7-3 lead, but Bowdoin answered with a 10-3 surge, capped by a Phelps 3-pointer and Anna Prohl lay-in, to take a 13-10 advantage. The teams traded the lead for most of the opening period until a late 6-0 Bowdoin run, including consecutive lay-ups by Brady, gave the visitors a 27-21 edge at halftime.

Bowdoin never relinquished the lead in the second half. Eastern Conn got within a single point, 33-32, following a jumper by Ritrosky with 14:45 to go. But, the Polar Bears rolled off 15 unanswered points over a span of five minutes to build its largest lead, 48-32, with nine minutes left.

Bowdoin held a 38-35 edge in rebounding and held Eastern Conn to 36-percent shooting. The Polar Bears hit just 37-percent of their shots, but connected on six 3-pointers to just one for the hosts.

The Polar Bears will return to action Friday evening with a NESCAC home contest against Middlebury, scheduled for an 8 p.m. start.