WATERVILLE, ME – The Thomas College women's basketball team won their season opener 79-49 against the University of Maine at Presque Isle in Larry Mahaney Gymnasium on Tuesday night.
In the win, the Terriers move to 1-0 on the season while the Owls drop to 0-1.
The Terriers raced out to a 7-0 lead in the first three minutes with a Karli Stubbs (Auburn, Maine / Edward Little) three-pointer and free throws and a layup by Abigail Nielsen (North Yarmouth, Maine / Yarmouth). The Terriers outscored the Owls in the second quarter 14-5 giving them a 41-16 lead at half.
Thomas maintained their lead in the second half, leading 59-31 after three quarters and leading by more than 23 points throughout the entire third quarter. Amanda Hotham led the Owls in the third quarter, scoring 13 of the 15 points. With 6:26 left in the game, the Terriers had a 30-point lead over the Owls, finishing the scoring at 79-49.
Stubbs finished the game with a team-high of 21 points while senior Kelly Macomber (West Gardiner, Maine / Gardiner) added 12 points. Junior Amira Jones (Chicopee, Mass / Chicopee) and junior Sammie Griffin (Union, Maine / Medomak Valley) each scored 11 points to help lead the Terriers to their first victory of the season.
The Owls were led by Hotham with 24 points while shooting 13-14 at the free throw line.
The Terriers will host the University of Maine at Machias on Saturday, November 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Thomas Tip-off Classic at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.