Date Posted:02/17/2003, 8:00AM
BRUNSWICK, Maine - Thanks to his play in Bowdoin's final two regular season games, first-year forward Kyle Petrie (Iowa City, Iowa) has been named New England Small College Athletic Conference Player of the Week. Bowdoin stands at 10-13 overall and will play at Amherst in the first round of the NESCAC Tournament on Saturday.
Petrie closed out the season with a flourish, posting a double-double in a non-conference road win over Maine-Farmington on Wednesday. The first-year had 21 points and 13 boards, five assists and two blocks in the 77-73 road victory. On Saturday, with a playoff spot on the line at Colby, Petrie rose to the occasion, leading Bowdoin with 20 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and two steals in the 86-61 win. For the week, he averaged 20.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and six assists per game. Petrie is second on the team in scoring this year, averaging 14 points per game. He is second on the squad with 7.7 rebounds per game and leads the Polar Bears with 4.3 assists per contest.