WATERVILLE, ME --- Thomas College takes to the court for its only pre-holiday home game Wednesday when it hosts Wheelock College in a non-conference contest. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.
Last Meeting: Thomas defeated Wheelock, 70-48, on February 8, 2008 in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Wheelock, currently a member of the New England Collegiate Conference, is a former member of the North Atlantic Conference.
About the Terriers: The Terriers went 1-2 last week to open their 2015-2016 North Atlantic Conference slate, sandwiching losses at Maine Maritime (70-51 on December 1) and at Castleton (60-30 on December 5) around a win over Green Mountain (71-61 on December 4).
Thomas is averaging 41.2 points per game through six games led by senior forwards Katie McAllister and Ashleigh Gagne. McAllister is averaging a team-high 13.7 points per game after registering a career-high-tying 27 points in the win over Green Mountain. Gagne adds 7.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game. Sophomore forward Jordan Agger-Barnes averages 5.5 points and 4.5 rebounds off the bench.
Junior guard Tess McClenahan is the Terriers' primary ball-handler, averaging team-highs with 4.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game. She also averages 4.2 points per game.
About the Wildcats: Wheelock, which is 2-2 overall and has a December 8 game at Fisher College scheduled prior to their trip to Waterville, features four players averaging double figures. Junior forward Michelle Woods averages a team-best 18.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game while shooting 52.6 percent from the field.
Kayla Corshia, another junior forward, averages 13.0 points and 5.3 rebounds while junior guard Brianna Hochwarter chips in with 11.5 points per game.
Freshman forward Katie Walsh is averaging 10.3 points on 51.7 percent shooting and pulling down a team-best 8.5 boards per game. Junior guard Jaime Grzych has been Wheelock's top ball-handler, averaging a team-best 4.3 assists and 2.3 steals to go with 5.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per outing.
The Wildcats are averaging 62.3 points per game as a team, outscoring their opponents by 3.5 points per contest.