Women's Basketball Welcomes Green Mountain and Castleton

Women's Basketball Welcomes Green Mountain and Castleton

WATERVILLE, ME – The Thomas College women's basketball team will host Green Mountain and Castleton in a North Atlantic Conference doubleheader this weekend at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.  The Terriers (3-2, 0-1 NAC) open the weekend with a 7:30 p.m. matchup against Green Mountain (0-2, 0-1 NAC).  Thomas takes on undefeated Castleton (3-0, 1-0 NAC) at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. 

Weekend Schedule

Friday, December 2

Green Mountain (0-2, 0-1 NAC) at Thomas (3-2, 0-1 NAC), 7:30 p.m.

Larry Mahaney Gymnasium, Waterville, Maine 

Saturday, December 3

Castleton (3-0, 1-0 NAC) at Thomas, 3:00 p.m.

Larry Mahaney Gymnasium, Waterville, Maine

 About the Terriers

Thomas began their 2016-17 season on a high note winning their first three non-conference games.  Since then, the Terriers have dropped two in a row and will face a tough test this weekend.  As a team, the Terriers average 57.6 points per game and shoot 35.4 percent from the floor.  Thomas possesses the ball well as they sit third in the conference in turnovers per game.

Junior transfer Amira Jones currently leads the Terriers offense by averaging 12.4 points and 6.4 rebounds, ranking her 9th in the NAC in points and 11th in rebounds.

Junior Jordan Turner sits third in the conference with 5.6 assists per game while ranking second on the Terriers squad in points at 9.8 points per game.

About the Eagles

The Eagles enter the weekend winless as they sit 0-2 in the early season.  In their NAC opener on Wednesday, they fell to Colby Sawyer 100-22.  The Chargers offense was too much for the Eagles defense as they scored over 20 points in all four quarters, including 34 points in the second.

Green Mountain averages 30 points per game and shoots 23.2 percent from the floor.  Turnovers have hurt the Eagles this season as they average 32.5 turnovers per game, placing them last in the NAC.

Mercedes Rideout leads the Eagles offense, averaging eight points per contest and adding 1.5 assists per game.

Last Meeting: February 6, 2016 – Thomas 72, Green Mountain 58

Katie McAllister, who the Terriers lost to graduation, scored a team-high 21 points and pulled down 14 boards in the victory.  Junior Jordan Agger-Barnes netted 13 points for the Terriers and hauled in 12 rebounds.

Sherelle Jackson had a game-high 29 points on 11-of-30 shooting and had eight rebounds in the loss.  Torie Cowell chipped in with 13 points and 14 rebounds.

About the Spartans

The Spartans were picked to finish third in the North Atlantic Conference prior to the 2016-17 season in the preseason coaches' poll.  Castleton is unbeaten in their first three games and average 57.0 points per game with a shooting percentage of 34.8 percent.  The Spartans take care of the ball well as they rank second in the NAC in turnovers.

The Spartans have three players that average double digits in points with Amands Beatty (14.0), Makayla Farrara (11.7), and Lindsay Sabo (10.3).

Taylor Raiche and Beatty are tied for fourth in the North Atlantic Conference in rebounding with 8.3 per game.

Last Meeting: February 5, 2016 – Castleton 65, @ Thomas 27

The Spartans defense was strong all game as they held the Terriers to single digits in all four quarters.  Agger-Barnes and Tess McClenahan combined for five points and 13 rebounds.

Farrara led the Spartans with 14 points in the win while Beatty chipped in with four points and six rebounds.