WATERVILLE, ME – The Thomas College women's basketball team could not overcome shooting woes in the Terriers 59-25 loss to Castleton on Saturday in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) matchup.
In the loss, the Terriers fall to 4-3 (1-2 NAC) overall while the Spartans remain undefeated at 5-0 (3-0 NAC).
The Terriers trailed by one point in the first three minutes of the first quarter until the Spartans exploded on a 14-3 run to finish the first quarter at 18-6. Castleton used a balanced attack as three players scored four points in the first ten minutes. The Terriers finished the first on 2-for-15 shooting, including 1-for-6 from three.
Castleton's lockdown defense continued into the second quarter as they held the Terriers to eight points on 3-of-9 shooting. The Spartans offense remained balanced to finish the first half as no players scored more than three points, giving them a 33-14 lead.
The Spartans doubled up the Terriers in the third quarter on 6-of-15 from the floor to go into the final frame at 48-22. Amanda Beatty scored seven points in the third to lead the way for Castleton. Jordan Turner (Casco, Maine / Lake Region) chipped in with four points for Thomas.
The Terriers did not covert on a field goal in the final ten minutes as the scoring finished at 59-25. Thomas finished with 17 percent shooting (8-for-47) throughout the game.
Turner led the Terriers with seven points and eight rebounds while Molly Carroll (Southwest Harbor, Maine / MDI) finished with six points and two rebounds.
Makayla Farrara led all scorers with 17 points, six rebounds, and three assists with Beatty adding 13 points in the win.
The Terriers will complete their eight-game home stand in a 7:00 p.m. non-conference matchup at home on Tuesday, December 6 against the University of Maine at Augusta.