WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College women's basketball team dropped a 69-53 non-conference matchup to the University of Southern Maine on Friday night at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.
The Terriers winning streak ends at three games as they sit at 4-6 on the season while the Huskies win their fourth straight contest at improve to 4-6.
Southern Maine jumped out to an 18-7 margin in the first quarter as the Huskies converted on four three-pointers, including back-to-back shots from Katie Howe. The Terriers struggled offensively with six turnovers while shooting 2-for-14 from the floor.
Thomas kept pace with the Huskies throughout the second frame as they trailed 33-23 at the break. Alexa Srolovitz added seven points for Southern Maine on 3-of-4 shooting in the quarter.
The Huskies continued to extend their lead in the third as they netted 12-of-14 free throws. The Terriers chipped away at the advantage in the final quarter but could not overcome their early deficit as they fell 69-53.
Kristen Curley held a game-high 23 points along with eight rebounds and three assists. Srolovitz followed with 14 points and three boards while Kimberly Howrigan netted eight points and hauled in seven rebounds.
Senior Amira Jones (Chicopee, Mass.) led the Terriers with nine points and six rebounds while sophomore Malorie Weaver (Palermo, Maine) chipped in with eight points and five rebounds. Freshman Nikki Bradstreet (Topsham, Maine) contributed with seven points along with a pair of rebounds.
The Terriers will hit the road on Saturday, December 30 as they travel to Gordon College for a 3:00 p.m. contest.