WATERVILLE, ME – The Thomas College women's basketball team earned their first victory of the season Saturday, defeating the University of Maine at Presque Isle by a final score of 65-57. It also marked the first win for the Terriers under new head coach Emily Cummins. Katie McAllister had a team high 16 points and 10 rebounds in the win.
Thomas (1-7) had the lead going into halftime, using points from eight different players to go into the locker room with a 29-24 advantage.
Ashleigh Gagne led the Terriers in the first half, scoring seven points and grabbing four rebounds. The Terriers shot 44% from the field in the first half, including 40% from three-point range.
Rebecca Campbell led Presque Isle (2-4) in the first half, scoring 11 points and grabbing 15 rebounds. Darby Toth and Brianna Losee each added four points for the Owls in the half.
The Red and Black came out strong from the break, holding the lead for nine minutes. Presque Isle took a one point lead with 11 minutes remaining in the half for their last lead of the game as the Terriers began to pull away.
Gagne added another seven points in the second half, bringing her game total to 14. Once again, each Terrier scored in the second half as the ball was spread around. Thomas shot over 50% from the floor in the second half while adding 12 points from the free throw line to seal the victory.
Sydney Churchill led UMPI in the second half, scoring 12 points. Campbell again led the charge on the boards, grabbing eight rebounds in the half to bring her game total to 23, while scoring a game-high 17 points.
Thomas will be back in action on Sunday, December 13 against University of Maine at Fort Kent. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00pm.