WATERVILLE, ME – The Thomas women's basketball team couldn't overcome a poor shooting night from the field as they fell to the University of Maine at Farmington 72-51 Tuesday night in a North Atlantic Conference contest. Junior Ashliegh Gagne led the way with 11 points and six rebounds.
The Terriers (1-9, 0-4 NAC) hung around early on, tying the game at 11 after a Sarah Pepin three-pointer. The Beavers (4-6, 4-0 NAC) then went on a 23-4 run over the next nine minutes to open up a 34-15 lead with seven minutes remaining in the half.
Farmington would take 50-27 lead into the break as Kelly Pomerleau led the Beavers with 12 points. Bridget Humphries added five rebounds for the visitors in the first half.
Leading the way for Thomas in the first half was Sarah Pepin, scoring nine points while going 4-4 from the free throw line. Morgan Buker and Ashleigh Gagne each pulled down four rebounds for the Terriers in the half.
Thomas would never quite threaten the UMF lead in the second half, failing to close the gap under 16 points. The Terriers were able to outscore the Beavers 24-22 in the second half.
Pomerleau had a game-high 16 in the win for UMF while Lindsay Ranquist and Kennadi Grover added 13 and 10 respectively.
Gagne and Pepin led Thomas with 11 each and Katie McAllister added 10. The Terriers shot just 16-57 (28.1%) from the field.
Thomas will have a few days off before returning to the court on Friday, January 9 when they will host New England College at 5:30pm.