Waterville, Maine - The Thomas College men's basketball coasted to a 94-64 North Atlantic Conference win over Pilgrims of New England College Friday evening in front of the home crowd at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium. Junior guard Jarrad DeVaughn led the Terriers in both scoring and in rebounds recording the game high 25 points and snagging six rebounds. Abdirahman Mohamed paced the Pilgrims with a team high 13 points going 6-for-9 from the field.
With the win the Terriers improve to 11-8 on the season (8-5 NAC), while NEC drops to 5-15 on the season (4-9 NAC).
The Terriers controlled the game from the start, out-scoring the Pilgrims 54-32 in the first half. DeVaughn took over early scoring 22 points in the fist. Franklin Salvador also chipped in with 8 of his 12 points coming in the first half. As a team the Terriers shot 58.3 percent from the field, as the Pilgrims shot 50 percent from three point land as Marino Moore led NEC with 10 first half points.
The second half saw the Terriers continue to stretch their lead of the visitors but the story of the game was the Terriers 35 points off of 26 NEC turn-overs. Along with DeVaughn two other Terriers hit double figures, Salvador finished the game with a 12 point performance, and Eric Westbrooks finished up the night with a solid 10 point game. Along with Mohamed four other Pilgrims hit double figures; Jonathan Byrnes tallied 10 points while Ryan Schmitz and Moore both came through with a 12 point performance.
Next up for the Terriers is a NAC match-up with the Chargers of Colby-Sawyer College Saturday at home; game time is set for 3:00 p.m. at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium. NEC's next game is against University of Maine at Farmington at 3:00 p.m.
Story By: Jacob Jandreau