WATERVILLE, ME – The Thomas College women's basketball will wrap-up their non-conference slate as they travel to Gordon College on Friday. The Terriers (4-5, 1-2 NAC) will face the Fighting Scots (3-6, 2-1 CCC) in a 2:00 p.m. tip-off at the Bennett Center in Wenham, Massachusetts.
Thomas (4-5, 1-2 NAC) at Gordon (3-6, 2-1 CCC), 2:00 p.m.
Bennett Center, Wenham, Massachusetts
After a 3-0 start, the Terriers have dropped their last five of six contest, including two North Atlantic Conference matchups at home against Maine Maritime and Castleton. The Terriers have sat idle for the holiday break since their 84-79 overtime loss to Daniel Webster on December 10. This game will be the final non-conference game for the Terriers as they prepare to finish their conference schedule. The Terriers sit in the sixth and final spot for the conference, itching to make it to the NAC Tournament for the first time since the 2013-14 season.
Thomas currently averages 55.7 points per game in their first nine contest. Shooting has been the Achilles heel for the Terriers as they average 32.4 percent from the floor, including 25.9 percent in conference play. Juniors Amira Jones and Jordan Turner lead the Terrier offense with 9.8 points per game. Jones also leads the Terriers in rebounding at 6.9 while Turner leads in assists with 4.1 per game.
The Scots enter the game on a two-game skid after dropping a 74-47 loss to Brandeis and a 65-47 loss to Emerson. Like the Terriers, Gordon has hosted the majority of their games to begin the season, holding a 1-5 record at home. The Scots as a team average 65.2 points per game while giving up 75.1 per game on defense. They also shoot a solid 40.1 percent from the field.
A young Gordon team is led by freshman Meghan Foley, averaging 13.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per game. Sophomore Olivia Stark contributes with 8.9 points and 4.7 assists per game while freshman Alisha Henderson chips in with 8.6 points per game. The Scots' roster consists of eight freshmen, seven sophomores, four juniors, and zero seniors.