Colby-Sawyer Uses Big Second Half to Push Past Thomas, 55-38

Colby-Sawyer Uses Big Second Half to Push Past Thomas, 55-38

NEW LONDON, N.H. --- Colby-Sawyer College outscored Thomas College, 32-15, in the second half en route to a 55-38 North Atlantic Conference women's basketball victory Saturday afternoon at Coffin Field House.

Senior Ashleigh Gagne (Waterville, Maine / Waterville) and sophomore Jordan Agger-Barnes (South Portland, Maine / Wells) scored 12 points to lead Thomas (3-20, 2-14 NAC). Agger-Barnes and senior Katie McAllister (Pittston, Maine / Gardiner Area) each posted a team-high eight rebounds, while junior Tess McClenahan (Salmon, Idaho / Salmon) added seven points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals.

Alli Barrett scored a game-high 13 points and Alyssa Keefe added 12, both off the bench, for Colby-Sawyer (12-11, 9-8 NAC).

McAllister drained a free throw and Gagne knocked down a three-pointer to give the Terriers a 10-6 lead with 4:48 to play in the first quarter. Barrett responded, however, finishing the quarter on a personal 7-0 run off the bench to give CSC a 13-10 lead.

The second quarter was back and forth until a three-point play by Barrett gave the home team a five-point edge with less than three minutes to play. Thomas responded with five straight points from Gagne to end the half with the score tied at 23-23.

Colby-Sawyer scored the first six points of the third quarter and outscored Thomas, 13-3, in the frame. The Terriers were held to just a McClenahan free throw and a Agger-Barnes layup while shooting just 1-of-12 from the field. The Chargers also held a 17-9 rebounding advantage in the frame and forced five Thomas turnovers to take a 36-26 lead into the final quarter.

Colby-Sawyer held a double-digit lead for the entire fourth quarter and led by as much as 21 before coming away with the 55-38 victory. Agger-Barnes had six of the Thomas' 12 points in the frame.

The Terriers will travel to league-leader Husson on Wednesday for a 5:30 p.m. tip.
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