WATERVILLE, Maine --- The University of Maine at Farmington outrebounded Thomas College, 57-40, en route to a 72-47 North Atlantic Conference win Saturday night at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.
Meghan Smith (18 points, 13 rebounds) and Kennadi Grover (16 points, 10 rebounds) each had double-doubles for the Beavers (7-5, 6-1 NAC), while Kelly Pomerleau added nine points and five boards.
Senior forward Ashleigh Gagne (Waterville, Maine) led the Terriers (2-12, 1-7 NAC) with 14 points on 6-of-19 shooting, while sophomore Jordan Agger-Barnes (South Portland, Maine/Wells) had a 10-point, 11-rebound double-double and senior Katie McAllister (Pittston, Maine/Gardner Area) had 10 points. Junior guard Sarah Pepin (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) added eight points off the bench.
Thomas kept things close early, tying the game at 7-7 on a Gagne three-pointer with 5:56 to play in the opening quarter. UMF responded, however, closing out the quarter on an 14-4 run to lead 21-11.
The Beavers kept the pressure on in the second quarter, shooting 56.3 percent (9-of-16) from the field. They scored the final 11 points of the half to lead 48-24 at halftime.
UMF pushed the lead to 35 points late in the third quarter, but a layup by Agger-Barnes with 11 seconds remaining sent the teams to the final quarter with the Beavers holding a 68-35 advantage.
Thomas outscored Farmington, 12-4, in the fourth quarter as the Beavers dug deep into their bench. Agger-Barnes and McAllister tallied four points each, while Brenna Hutchinson had a jumper and McClenahan and Pepin each drained a free throw.
The Terriers take to the road Wednesday for a nonconference game at Saint Joseph's in Standish. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.