Women's Basketball Falls to NEC, 71-49

Women's Basketball Falls to NEC, 71-49

Courtesy of New England College Sports Information

HENNIKER, N.H.—The Thomas College women's basketball team dropped their sixth-straight contest in a 71-49 defeat at New England College on Saturday in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action.

The win boosts the Pilgrims to 13-3 overall and 8-2 in NAC play, while Thomas falls to 5-13 overall and 2-8 in league action.

Amira Jones (Chicopee, Mass. / Chicopee) was the only player to score in double-figures for the Terriers. She scored 14 points on 6-for-13 shooting. Jordan Turner (Casco, Maine / Lake Region) and Malorie Weaver (Palermo, Maine / Erskine Academy) both finished with seven points apiece.

The Pilgrims received a game-high 20 points from junior Utshana Durham, who shot 7-for-11 from the floor and 5-for-6 from three-point range. Freshman Rene Hudson added 11 points, while Corina Moore hit three three-pointers and dished out three assists on the day.

NEC used a 24-10 first quarter to set the pace of the game. The Pilgrims never trailed in the game and held a 14-point lead, 37-23, at halftime.

The Pilgrims took their largest lead of the day at 25 points midway through the fourth quarter on a pair of free-throws by Hudson.

NEC hit 44.6 percent of their shot attempts (25-56), while Thomas shot at 25.6 percent (20-78).  The Pilgrims held a narrow 48-46 edge in rebounds.

The Terriers will return to action on Friday, January 27, as they host conference opponent Johnson State at 7:30 p.m. in Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.