WATERVILLE, ME – The Thomas College women's basketball team will begin a new tradition this season as they host the Thomas Tip-Off Classic Saturday-Sunday, November 19-20 at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium on the campus of Thomas College.
The Terriers will welcome the University of Maine at Machias, the University of Maine at Fort Kent, and Wheelock College to participate in the two-day event. Thomas and Machias will begin the tournament at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, with UMFK and Wheelock to follow at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday, UMFK and Machias will tip-off at 1:00 p.m. followed by Thomas and Wheelock.
Admission is $2 each day with children under 10 being admitted free. Donations are greatly welcomed. All proceeds go to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Martha R. Fabian.
About the Teams
Thomas (1-0) opened their 2016-17 campaign with a dominating 79-49 victory over the University of Maine at Presque Isle. Freshman Karli Stubbs led the Terriers offense with 21 points and 7 rebounds, shooting 8-12 from the floor and 3-4 from the three-point line. Junior transfer Amira Jones chipped in with a double-double, scoring 11 points and pulling down 13 rebounds while Jordan Turner added eight points and eight assists.
UMFK (6-0) enters the Thomas Tip-Off Classic with an undefeated record in their first six contest. The Bengals offense is led by Necole White who has averaged 15.8 points per game and 5.8 rebounds. Savana Jankowski is second on the team, averaging 13.5 points per game and hauling in 5.3 rebounds per contest.
Me.-Machias (4-2) snapped a four-game winning streak before the Thomas Tip-Off as they dropped a 68-43 decision to the University of Maine at Augusta. The Clippers have shown their ability to score in their first six games as they average 62.3 points per game. Junior Alicen Brooks and freshman Linda Riley both average just over 17 points per game each.
Wheelock (0-1) began their 2016-17 season on Tuesday on the road in a 69-58 loss to Eastern Nazarene College. The Wildcats outscored their opponent in the second half 29-28 but could not overcome the first half deficit. Katie Walsh had an outstanding game, scoring 21 points and pulling down 14 rebounds while Michelle Woods added 17 points.