With Contributions from Husson Sports Information
BANGOR, Maine – The Thomas College women's basketball team dropped their opening North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game to Husson University on the road, 71-47, Tuesday night.
The Eagles earn their first victory of the season and move to 1-2 (1-0 NAC) while the Terriers drop their third straight game at 1-4 (0-1 NAC).
Thomas captured an 18-17 lead opening up the second quarter after trailing Husson for the entirety of the first quarter following sophomore forward Karli Stubbs' (Auburn, Maine) three-pointer to kick off the night, matched just seconds later by Kenzie Worcester. Worcester continued on to lead the game with seven points at the end of the first ten minutes.
The Eagles jumped back into the lead (27-26) on a layup by Joan Overman with 3:34 on the clock in the second quarter. Husson rolled into the half on this momentum, separating themselves on the scoreboard by a couple baskets, 33-28.
With 6:46 to go in the third quarter, the Eagles broke off on an 8-0 run extending their advantage to 45-31 over the next three minutes. Sarah Bragg closed out the third quarter tossing in a last second jump shot to separate the Eagles from the Terriers by 12 points (51-39).
The Terriers cut their deficit in half within the first two minutes of the final quarter after two deep shots by senior guards Sammie Griffin (Union, Maine) and Abby Nielsen (North Yarmouth, Maine). Worcester immediately answered right back with a three-pointer of her own. With just four minutes remaining, the Eagles had cushioned their lead to a comfortable 21 points (66-45) on a layup by Megan Peach.
Worcester held a game-high 23 points along with eight boards for Husson followed by Bragg with 16 points and 12 rebounds in the win.
The Terriers were led by senior center Amira Jones (Chicopee, Mass.) who contributed a team-high 14 points, shooting 4-7 from the free throw line. Stubbs finished with eight points and six rebounds while Griffin and Molly Carroll (Southwest Harbor, Maine) each chipped in with six points.
The Terriers will return home on Friday, December 1 as they host Lyndon State in a 5:30 p.m. conference matchup.