NASHUA, NH – The Thomas College women's basketball team fell in overtime, 84-79, in a non-conference matchup to Daniel Webster on Saturday.
In the defeat, the Terriers fall below .500 at 4-5 (1-2 NAC) while the Eagles earn their first victory of the season at 1-8 (0-3 NECC).
The Terriers opened up the first quarter on a 7-6 run on three points from Malorie Weaver (Palermo, Maine / Erskine Academy). In the next three minutes, Thomas was held scoreless, allowing the Daniel Webster to take a lead 15-13 lead into the first break. Kelly Macomber (West Gardiner, Maine / Gardiner) scored the final four points of the quarter to keep the Terriers within two.
The Eagles increased their lead to 25-17 at 5:35 of the second quarter. Seven straight points from Molly Carroll (Southwest Harbor, Maine / MDI) and five from Abby Nielsen (North Yarmouth, Maine / Yarmouth) gave the Terriers a 32-31 lead at the half.
Daniel Webster began the third with a 10-2 run to take over the lead and held the advantage for most of the quarter. The Terriers finished the quarter on an 8-2 run to head into the final frame with a 49-45 lead.
In the fourth, both teams traded the lead throughout the quarter. Weaver netted three shots at the halfway point to keep the Terriers ahead. Kayla Free knocked down three, three-pointers for the Eagles to give her team a 61-60 lead with 3:54 remaining. Trailing by two, freshman Karli Stubbs (Auburn, Maine / Edward Little) hit a three to put the Terriers up one with a minute left. Jordan Turner (Casco, Maine / Lake Region) added a bucket with 31 seconds left to increase the lead to three.
The Eagles trailed by two points in the final seconds as Amanda Dargie tied the game up at 72-72 to finish the scoring in regulation.
Daniel Webster opened the overtime frame with a 5-0 run and never looked back as they outscored the Terriers 12-7. Shooting woes continued for the Terriers as they shot 29.3 percent from the floor (29-for-99) while the Eagles finished at 44.9 percent.
Weaver led the Terriers in scoring with 18 points, six rebounds, and three steals while Amira Jones (Chicopee, Mass. / Chicopee) added a double-double with 13 points and 14 rebounds. Carroll chipped in with a career-high 14 points.
Free tallied a game-high 21 points and 14 rebounds for the Eagles.
The Terriers will have time off before their next game on Friday, December 30 as they play at Gordon College in a 2:00 p.m. contest.