WATERVILLE, Maine – Senior forward Katie McAllister (Pittston, Maine) scored 14 points to lead three Thomas College players in double figures as the Terriers' women's basketball team dropped its home opener, 80-45, to Wheelock College on Wednesday evening.
Thomas (1-6) grabbed an early 6-4 lead on a three-pointer by Ashleigh Gagne (Waterville, Maine), but Wheelock went on a 13-4 run to lead 17-10 after the first quarter and stretched the lead to 16, 35-19, at the break.
Towards the end of the third quarter, the Wildcats used a 7-2 spurt to claim a 22 point advantage before a jumper by Thomas' sophomore forward Jordan Agger-Barnes (South Portland, Maine) made it 56-36 headed to the final period.
In the fourth, the visitors truly took control of the proceedings as they went on an 11-0 run during the quarter while closing the game on a 23-7 surge that secured the 80-45 rout.
McAllister finished with a team-high 14 points to lead Thomas while Agger-Barnes added 12 on an efficient 6-for-8 from the field and Gagne added 10 points. McAllister, Agger-Barnes, and junior forward Kelly Macomber (West Gardiner, Maine) each pulled down a game-high eight rebounds.
Wheelock featured four double-digit scorers while all 11 Wildcats who checked in scored at least one point. Junior forward Michelle Woods led the way with 18 points while classmate guard Emily Doyle had 12 off the bench, junior guard Brianna Hochwarter chipped in 11, and rookie forward Katie Walsh rounded out the group with 10. Walsh and classmate forward Sarah Tobin shared team-high honors with seven rebounds each while junior guard Jaime Grzych led the squad with four assists.
The Terriers hit the road to face Maine-Presque Isle at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 13 to conclude the fall semester.