WATERVILLE, Maine --- Senior forward Katie McAllister (Pittston, Maine / Gardiner Area) scored a team-high 21 points as Thomas College topped Green Mountain College, 72-58, in North Atlantic Conference women's basketball action Saturday afternoon at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.
Thomas (3-18, 2-12 NAC) sprinted out to a 18-10 lead after one quarter, led 41-10 at halftime and held a 51-32 advantage after three to stop a 12-game losing streak.
McAllister tallied 15 of her 21 in the first half, but it was her first basket in the third quarter - a jumper at the 6:36 mark - that allowed her to reach 1,000 career points. She is the first Thomas player to reach the milestone since Karin Bird did so as a junior toward the end of the 2010-2011 season. She also had a game-high-tying 14 rebounds.
Sophomore forward Jordan Agger-Barnes (South Portland, Maine / Wells) had a double-double as well with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore guard Taylor Johnson (Skowhegan, Maine / Skowhegan) added 14 points and eight rebounds, while senior forward Ashleigh Gagne (Waterville, Maine / Waterville) had 12 points despite being limited to just 15 minutes due to foul trouble.
Junior guard Tess McClenahan (Salmon, Idaho / Salmon) tallied just two points but came away with eight rebounds and seven assists.
Sherelle Jackson scored a game-high 29 points to lead the Eagles (0-19, 0-13 NAC). She pulled down eight rebounds and had three assists. Torie Cowell had a 13-point, 14-rebound double-double.
Thomas shot 39.2 percent (29-of-74) from the field and held a 62-48 advantage on the boards.
The Terriers hit the road to the Granite State next weekend for games against New England College (Friday, 5:30 p.m.) and Colby-Sawyer (Saturday, 1 p.m.).