With the help of some former Maine schoolgirl standouts, the Bowdoin College women's basketball team has climbed to #14 in the D3Hoops.com national poll.

The Polar Bears have finished their first semester schedule with a 9-0 record. One of four unbeaten teams in the powerful NESCAC Conference. (Tufts is #1 in the nation, Amherst is #3)

The Bowdoin roster includes former Bangor Rams standout Cordelia Stewart who is averaging five points and three rebounds a game. Former Presque Isle Wildcat Hannah Graham is averaging eight points, two assists and three rebounds per game.

South Portland's Maddie Hasson and Greely's Moira Train are also part of the Polar Bears rotation.

Bowdoin returns to action on December 29th.

NOTE: Head coach Adrienne Shibles is a former Mt. View Mustang and assistant coach Megan Phelps played at MDI.

Here is this week's D3Hoops national poll...

#School (1st votes)RecPtsPrev.
1Tufts (15)8-06131
2Christopher Newport (5)8-05982
3Amherst (5)7-05823
4Wartburg7-05184
5UW-Oshkosh7-05025
6Trine9-04686
7Hope7-04368
8Whitman8-14337
9Rochester8-14079
10Thomas More8-137810
11St. Thomas6-136211
12Gustavus Adolphus7-035612
13UW-Whitewater6-034913
14Bowdoin9-034514
15Ohio Northern7-125515
16DePauw8-123616
17Messiah8-022517
18Muhlenberg9-018119
19Trinity (Texas)3-117018
20Juniata8-011225
21Marietta7-010624
22Scranton5-110420
23Marymount7-19423
24Washington U.6-28822
25Ithaca7-139--

Others receiving votes: Illinois Wesleyan 33; George Fox 23; Chicago 21; Puget Sound 21; SUNY Geneseo 20; Montclair State 16; Washington and Jefferson 11; Wisconsin Lutheran 8; Wheaton (Ill.) 6; Rochester Tech 3; Bluffton 2; Chapman 2; Randolph-Macon 2