BRUNSWICK — The Bowdoin College women’s basketball team jumped to an early lead and never trailed in a 74-62 win over Williams on Saturday at Morrell Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears improved to 13-4 (3-1 NESCAC), while the 22nd-ranked Ephs drop their second straight contest and fell to 11-4 (1-3 NESCAC) with the setback.

Shannon Brady dominated in the early going for Bowdoin, scoring 12 early points as the Polar Bears sprinted to a 23-2 lead. Abigail Kelly nailed a 3-pointer to cap the huge run as the Polar Bears led 23-8 after one quarter of play.

The Ephs committed 11 first-half turnovers and Bowdoin, despite hitting just 37-percent of its shots, netted 12 free throws in the opening half to maintain a double-digit lead, 42-31, at halftime.

Bowdoin squelched all hopes of a second-half comeback for Williams by outscoring the Ephs 15-5 in the third quarter to take a 57-36 lead into the fourth period. The Polar Bears led by as many as 22 points in the fourth quarter before a late Eph rally closed the final margin to 12.

Brady scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds for the Polar Bears. A trio of players scored nine points for Bowdoin — Lydia Caputi, Kate Kerrigan and Lauren Petit.

Amanni Fernandez scored a game-high 23 points in the loss for Williams, while Katie Litman added 12 points.

Bowdoin visits Amherst on Friday at 7 p.m.

Women’s hockey

Ariana Bourque scored with seven seconds remaining to end Amherst’s undefeated season and secure a 3- 2 win for Bowdoin on Friday at Watson Arena.

Jeffs forward Brenna Sullivan found the back of the net 1:50 into the second period. Sullivan tallied the unassisted mark after poking the puck home from the right post.

Bowdoin evened the game with a power-play goal at 11:48 off the stick of Maureen Greason. The play started as Maryanne Iodice teed up a shot from the high slot, with Miranda Bell getting a touch to redirect the puck towards Greason on the left post.

Iodice gave Bowdoin its first lead with 59 seconds remaining in the second on another power-play goal. The sophomore collected a loose puck in the neutral zone and skated through four Amherst players before backhanding a shot top left shelf.

Amherst pushed throughout the third period, with Jocelyn Hunyadi taking a feed on the doorstep and getting off a quick one-timer that Crofton turned away.

Eileen Harris evened the game with less than three minutes remaining, capitalizing on a Bowdoin miscue in the crease.

Tied as the time ticked away, Bell controlled the puck in the neutral zone and skated towards Amherst’s end with Bourque waiting on-sides for her teammate. Bell continued to carry down the right side boards before centering to Bourque, who skated on net. The senior captain drew Sabrina Dobbins and put away the game-winner.

Lan Crofton earned the win with 26 saves in net for Bowdoin. Dobbins had 18 saves for Amherst. Bowdoin went 2-for-4 on the power play, while the Jeffs were 0- for-2.

Amherst managed a split of the two-game set on Saturday with a 3-1 win.

Amherst left Watson Arena with a 9-1-3 overall mark, while Bowdoin dipped to 6-6, 3-3 in the NESCAC.

Julie Dachille scored the lone Polar Bears goal, while Crofton had 28 saves.

Bowdoin visits Endicott on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Men’s basketball

In a game that featured seven ties and ten lead changes, Williams held off Bowdoin, 76-65 on Sunday.

The Ephs improved to 11-5 (2-2 NESCAC), while the Polar Bears fell to 8-5 (1-2 NESCAC).

A tightly-played first half saw Williams use a 10-2 run over the final five minutes before the break to take a 40- 31 lead at halftime. Bowdoin battled back thanks to an 11- 2 run early in the second half, tying the game on consecutive 3-pointers from Jack Simonds.

Bowdoin briefly took the lead on its next possession when Lucas Hausman knocked home a trey, but the Ephs answered with a 7-0 surge, sparked by James Heskett trifecta, to take a 52- 48 lead with 11 minutes to go.

The Polar Bears again showed perseverance, tying the game on two occasions — at 54 and 56 — before the Ephs rolled off their decisive run. Williams scored six straight points after the game was tied at 56 and, after Neil Fuller cut into the lead with a hoop-and-harm, got four straight points from Daniel Aronowitz to extend its lead to seven points, 66- 59, with three minutes to go.

Bowdoin failed to get closer than five points for the remainder of the game as the Ephs hit six free throws in the final minute to seal the win.

Hausman scored a game-high 26 points in defeat for Bowdoin, which hosts Amherst on Friday at 7 p.m.

Men’s hockey

Bowdoin fell to sixth-ranked Trinity by a 3-1 final on Saturday afternoon in NESCAC action.

The Bantams improved to 10-3-1 overall and 6-2 in NESCAC play. The Polar Bears fell to 4-7-3 (2-5-3 NESCAC).

Matt Sullivan tallied an unassisted short-handed goal with a pair of Bowdoin players in the box. Sullivan intercepted an errant Trinity pass and skated down the ice into a one-on-one with Alex Morin. The junior netted a wrister to put Bowdoin ahead 1-0 with less than three minutes remaining in the first period.

Michael O’Brien tied the game with a power-play goal midway through the second frame. The Bantams pulled ahead four minutes later off a goal by Brandon Cole. Griffyn Martin set up the play with a slapshot on net that was redirected by Connor Hegarty. Cole corralled the puck to poke home the eventual game-winner.

Trinity ended the game with an empty-netter by Ryan Cole to go ahead 3-1.

Bowdoin, which hosts the University of New England on Tuesday at 7 p.m., received 41 saves from goaltender Peter Cronin.

On Friday, the Polar Bears failed to hold a two-goal lead, finishing in a 3-3 NESCAC deadlock with Wesleyan.

Down 1-0, Bradley Potter, Chris Wallace and Cody Todesco scored a goal each to give Bowdoin a 3-1 lead.

But, Wesleyan tied the game with two goals in the opening five minutes of the third period.

Cronin had 35 saves.