GORHAM — Bowdoin College won the Maine Men’s Indoor Track Championship for the first time since 2012 at the University of Southern Maine on Saturday.

The Polar Bears ran away from the field with a 175- point performance to eclipse Southern Maine (148), Bates (147), Colby (81) and St. Joseph’s (1).

Bowdoin’s Matthew Jacobson was named the Track Performer of the Meet, while Brian Greenberg was named the Field Performer of the Meet.

Greenberg swept the long jump (21-0.75) and the triple jump (46-09.50) for Bowdoin. Jacobson set a facility record at Costello Field House by winning the 3,000 meter run in 8:34.73.

Jacob Ellis took the 800 for Bowdoin in a time of 1:57.02. Nicholas Walker claimed the 5,000 race in a time of 15:07.96.

Bowdoin’s depth proved to be the difference as the Polar Bears had numerous top-six finishes, including runner-up showings by John Pietro (shot put), Calvin Henry (mile) and Christian Heath (1,000) as well as the 4 x 400 relay team (Nathaniel Kent, Seamus Power, John Keneally, Harrison Porter) and 4 x 800 relay team (Andrew McGowan, Heath, James Sullivan, Ellis).

Bowdoin will return to action this upcoming Saturday at the Dave Hemery Invitational, hosted by Boston University.

Women’s basketball

Bowdoin out-scored Hamilton, 50-18 in the second and third quarters en route to a convincing 80-51 New England Small College Athletic Conference win on Friday evening at Morrell Gymnasium.

Hamilton grabbed the early lead as the Polar Bears came out cold, missing their first four shots. The Continentals took a 7-2 lead following a Sam Graber 3- pointer and, after a brief Bowdoin spurt, remained tied at 10-10 midway through the opening frame.

Bowdoin took the lead for good thanks to a 10-1 surge, sparked by a pair of Kate Kerrigan treys that gave the Polar Bears a 20-13 lead after the first quarter.

The Polar Bears continued to roll in the second quarter, scoring the first eight points of the period and ending the half on a 6-0 run to take a 43-23 lead at the break. Bowdoin put the game on ice in the third quarter, amassing an 18-2 run that resulted in a 27-8 scoring advantage in the frame. The hosts led by as many as 39 points in the second half en route to the win.

Shannon Brady played just 22 minutes, including none in the fourth quarter, but still finished with a game-high 20 points and five rebounds. Ally Silfen added 15 points off the bench for the Polar Bears, while Kerrigan and Lydia Caputi had eight points each.

Hamilton was paced by Graber’s 16 points, while Halie Serbent added 12.

On Saturday, Bowdoin dominated the second quarter en route to a 63-46 NESCAC win over Middlebury inside Morrell Gymnasium.

The Polar Bears ended the weekend with a 17-5 mark, 6- 2 in the NESCAC, while Middlebury fell to 11-10 overall, 3-5 in the NESCAC.

Down 15-14 after a quarter, Bowdoin scored 19 of the 24 points in the second for a 33- 20 halftime lead.

Bowdoin increased its lead to as high as 24 points in the second half for its fifth straight win.

Kerrigan and Marle Curle had 12 points each for Bowdoin, while Lauren Petit added 11.

Middlebury received 12 points from Colleen Caveney.

Bowdoin visits Wesleyan on Friday at 7 p.m.

Men’s hockey

Bowdoin rolled to a 3-1 win over NESCAC rival Amherst on Friday night in Massachusetts.

Austin Ricci gave the Polar Bears a 1-0 lead with 5:46 on the clock in the first period. Sebastian Foster won the face-off on the left circle back to Ricci, who fired a low wrist shot past Connor Girard.

On the penalty kill, Peter Cronin (36 saves) made a sprawling save at the 6:19 mark in the second stanza to preserve Bowdoin’s one-goal lead, reaching behind himself to turn away Topher Flanagan’s shot into a seemingly open net.

Tied 1-1, the Polar Bears regained a one-goal as Spencer Antunez ripped a slap shot near the left faceoff dot past Girard.

Matthew Lison added an insurance tally with 30 seconds remaining in the final period to seal the victory for Polar Bears.

On Saturday, Bowdoin won its sixth straight game, rolling to a 6-2 NESCAC win over Hamilton.

The Polar improved to 10- 7-3, 6-5-3 NESCAC).

A three-goal spurt in a 1:57 span of the opening period allowed Bowdoin to take control.

Cronin had 30 saves.

The Polar Bears host Wesleyan this upcoming Friday at 7 p.m.

Women’s hockey

Bowdoin skated to a 2-0 shutout over visiting Hamilton on Friday evening.

Miranda Bell gave Bowdoin the 1-0 lead 2:49 into the game off a feed from Marissa Ficther. Bell skated from the left side towards center, between the circles, and beat Sam Walther blocker side.

Lan Crofton, who had 24 saves for the shutout, denied Alycia Racicot with back-to-back stops midway through the period, including a diving glove save on the rebound.

Ariana Bourque buried the puck 6:41 into the final period to double Bowdoin’s lead. The senior captain picked the pocket of a Hamilton defender and circled back around, finding the back of the net.

On Saturday at Watson Arena, Hamilton left with a split, downing the Polar Bears, 4-1.

Bowdoin (8-9-2, 5-6-1) led 1- 0 as Jessica Bowen scored midway through the first period.

But, the Continentals (11- 7-2, 5-5-2 NESCAC) evened the game late in the frame on an Olivia Hawes tally, and went ahead in the second period as Hawes scored again.

Andrea Rockey and Steph DiPietro also scored for Hamilton.

In net, Crofton had 24 saves, while Walther turned aside 21 shots.

Bowdoin visits Connecticut College on Friday and Saturday.

Women’s indoor track

Bates College claimed the 2016 Maine State Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championship hosted by Bowdoin College on Friday evening at Farley Field House.

The Bobcats garnered 214 points, slipping past Colby (176.50), Bowdoin (149.50), the University of Southern Maine (138), Husson (38) and St. Joseph’s (six).

For Bowdoin, Katie Krupp was a double-winner for the Polar Bears, claiming the state title in the long jump (17-07) and the triple jump (37-10.75), where she carded a state meet record.

Sarah Kelley was also a double-winner on the track, setting two state meet records in the mile run (4:59.96) and the 1,000 meters (2:55.29). Meghan Bellerose won the 600 (1:38.90).

Bowdoin won an exciting 4 x 400 relay race in 4:12.13, edging Bates by just over a second thanks to Naomi Jabouin, Eleanor Brakewood, Sara Ory and Addison Carvajal.

The Polar Bears recorded a dominant victory in the 4 x 800 race as Martha Boben, Bellerose, Demi Feder and Allyson Fulton posted a time of 9:42.76, winning by over four seconds.

Bowdoin heads to the Dave Hemery Invitational at Boston University this upcoming Friday.

Men’s basketball

Middlebury closed the game on a 9-2 run to take an eventual 78-69 win over Bowdoin on Sunday afternoon.

The Panthers improved to 14-8 (6-2 NESCAC), while the Polar Bears fell to 9-10 (2-6 NESCAC).

The Polar Bears held a seven-point lead in the opening half, 18-11, as Lucas Hausman scored 12 early points. Middlebury replied with a 10-0 run to take a 21- 18 advantage late in the frame. The teams traded buckets over the final moments of the period before a brief 7-2 surge by the Panthers opened up a 33- 27 lead at intermission.

Bowdoin stayed with the hosts early in the second half and five straight points deadlocked the contest at 41- 41 with 15:55 remaining. Middlebury rolled off a 13-3 surge over the next four minutes, with Matt St. Amour scoring the final seven points.

The Panthers extended their lead to as many as 13 points, 63-50 with under nine minutes to go.

Bowdoin battled back as first-year Jack Simonds scored 10 consecutive points to close the gap to 63-60 with 6:05 to go. Bowdoin closed the gap to one point on two occasions before tying the score at 67 following a Hausman hoop-and-harm with 3:26 remaining.

But. St. Amour buried a 3- pointer on the next possession and Bowdoin turned the ball over, resulting in another basket for Middlebury to push the lead to five.

Hausman had 29 points, while Simonds put in 23.

On Saturday, Hamilton rolled to an 86-71 win over Bowdoin.

Hausman again led the way for the Polar Bears with 18 points, while Simonds chipped in 14 and Jake Donnelly 11.

Bowdoin will look to get back into the win column with a non-conference game at home against Bates on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.