STANDISH, Maine --- The Thomas College women's basketball team closed out the nonconference portion of its schedule with a 77-42 loss at Saint Joseph's (Maine) on Wednesday.
Senior forward Katie McAllister (Pittston, Maine / Gardiner Area) led the Terriers (2-13) with 13 points behind 11-of-12 shooting at the free throw line.
Kelsi McNamara led all scorers with 16 points. She hit four of six three-point attempts and also had four assists. Morgan Cahill added 15 points on 7-of-10 shooting, while Hannah Marks had 12 points off the bench for Saint Joseph's (13-3).
The Monks jumped out to a 23-8 lead after one quarter but was only able to extend the advantage to 16 points at halftime as the Terriers held their own in the second quarter.
In the third quarter, Saint Joseph's shot 57.1 percent from the field and totaled 24 points while Thomas was limited to just eight on a jumper by Kelly Macomber (West Gardiner, Maine / Gardiner Area) and six free throws by McAllister.
The fourth quarter also went to the Monks by a slim 14-11 margin. Brianna Holden had eight in the frame for SJC, while Tess McClenahan (Salmon, Idaho / Salmon) had four points and Jordan Agger-Barnes (South Portland, Maine / Wells) and Pepin had a basket each.
The Monks outrebounded the Terriers, 36-29, and had 14 steals. Thomas finished the game with 25 turnovers compared to just 11 for Saint Joseph's.
Thomas returns to North Atlantic Conference play this weekend when it hosts Colby-Sawyer (Friday, 5:30 p.m.) and New England College (Saturday, 1 p.m.).