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MBB: #19 Bowdoin falls short against #3 Amherst

BRUNSWICK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The 19th ranked Bowdoin men's basketball team couldn't overcome 15 three-pointers against visiting Amherst as the #3 Lord Jeffs beat the Polar Bears 70-67. 

Andrew Madlinger's 19 points led Bowdoin as four Polar Bear starters to scored in double-figures.  The fifth, Camden Hills alum Keegan Pieri, had eight. 

The Polar Bears outrebounded Amherst 40-19, but turned the ball over 18 times.  The Lord Jeffs committed just five turnovers. 

Bowdoin (17-2) will have their final regular season home game on Tuesday against Plymouth State. 

Six things to do this weekend

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- If you're looking for a few things to add to your schedule this weekend, here's a list of WCSH6's Six Things to do This Weekend.

1. WINE TASTING - Wine connoisseurs may want to consider spending Saturday afternoon at the Browne Trading Market in Portland. The event is from 1 to 5 p.m. on February 1. The market promises that their knowledgeable staff will be there to answer questions and assist those looking to purchase that perfect bottle. http://bit.ly/1dOGUC9

Cycle4Care:Spinning for the health of others

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- For fifteen years, the Cancer Community Center has helped cancer patients and their loved ones turn a cancer diagnosis into something that makes them stronger.

"Friends and family want to help, but they don't really know what you are going through," explained Michele Johns, executive director of the center, which offers wellness classes, support groups and art programs to anyone impacted by cancer free of charge.

"We've found that peer-based support, people who have had that or have had similar experience, really add so much more to the recovery," she added. 

Katie Hawkins' father, a well-known educator in southern Maine, was diagnosed with cancer in 2000.  Her father and her family turned to the center for help.

Fitness competition brings out the best in people

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The YMCA of Southern Maine is holding a competition to find out who the fittest man and woman are, but building camaraderie and community may be the most important results of the event.

"I love working out and it is a great group environment," said Amanda Hemmerich, last year's women's champion.  "It is fun and I laugh a lot and it is definitely for the YMCA.  It is a great mission they have here with the children and the community."

Hemmerich says she had no idea what she was getting into when she signed up to compete for the first time two years ago.

"I was so humbled and blown away, they were just impressive to watch," she recalled. 

Once she took part, she was hooked.

Offshore Wind Turbine Project Given Green Light

HALLOWELL, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- After years of research and development, and months of debate, the Aqua Ventus deepwater wind turbine demonstration project, spear headed by the University of Maine, has received approval from the Maine Public Utilities Commission.

The roughly $90 million project calls for the construction of two massive 6-megawatt wind turbines built on floating platforms to be installed off the coast near Monhegan Island. 

"Offshore wind is our largest, renewable natural resource that we haven't even started to realize," stated Dr. Habib Dagher, director of the University of Maine's Advanced Structures and Composites Center.