POULTNEY, VT – The Thomas College women's basketball team defeated Green Mountain College, 65-41, in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) play on Saturday afternoon.
The Terriers improve to 7-14 (4-10 NAC) on the season while the Eagles remain winless at 0-19 (0-14 NAC).
Thomas took control of the game immediately in the first quarter as freshman Karli Stubbs (Auburn, Maine / Edward Little) knocked down a pair of threes along with another bucket for eight points. Suzanna Moses looked to keep the Eagles close with six of her team's 12 points in the quarter. Both teams struggled from behind the arch as the Terriers went 2-for-8 and the Eagles 3-for-11.
In the second quarter, Thomas played well defensively to outscore Green Mountain 21-9. Amira Jones (Chicopee, Mass. / Chicopee) netted 11 points including her 1,000-career point to give the Terriers a 39-21 lead going into the break. For the Eagles, Taylor Hill added seven points of the nine points in the quarter.
The Eagles looked to chip away at the Terrier lead as Thomas turned the ball over six times in the third. Hill added four points for Green Mountain while Moses and Mercedes Rideout each knocked down a three. Jones added another six to keep the Terriers ahead by 14 going into the final frame.
Struggles continued from Green Mountain in the fourth as they only converted on one field goal and a pair of free throws from Laney Trammell. Six different scores paced Thomas to finish the scoring at 65-41.
Jones finished with a game-high 20 points and pulled in seven rebounds while Stubbs finished with 13 points, two rebounds, and two assists. Abby Nielsen (North Yarmouth, Maine / Yarmouth) contributed with 11 points and five boards.
Hill led the Eagles with 14 points and nine rebounds in the loss. Moses netted 11 points and hauled in two rebounds.
The Terriers will return home for their next game as they host conference opponent New England College on Friday, February 10 at 7:30 p.m.