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Scituate’s Shannon Brady has Bowdoin women’s basketball soaring

Brady has powered the Polar Bears to a top spot.
Brady has powered the Polar Bears to a top spot.Brian Beard

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Shannon Brady lost just one game her senior season at Scituate High, a heartbreaking 71-64 overtime defeat to Reading in the Division 2 state semifinals at TD Garden.

But from that loss, though, Bowdoin College women’s basketball coach Adrienne Shibles knew that she had a winner in the 6-foot Brady, who sent the game into OT with a patented right-handed hook shot that beat the buzzer. It was the signature moment of a closing 28-point, 17-rebound performance.

“We had high expectations for Shannon,” said Shibles.

The NESCAC Rookie of the Year a year ago as a freshman, Brady has powered the Polar Bears (5-0) to their best start since 2009, when Bowdoin advanced to the Division 3 Sweet Sixteen.

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