Chargers Power Past Terriers, 71-40

Chargers Power Past Terriers, 71-40

Courtesy of Colby-Sawyer Sports Information

NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Thomas College women's basketball team ended their weekend trip with a 71-40 loss to North Atlantic Conference (NAC) opponent Colby-Sawyer College on Saturday afternoon at the David L. Coffin Field House.

Colby-Sawyer improves to 7-3 overall and 4-1 in the NAC while Thomas falls to 6-7 overall and 3-3 in conference play.

Lexie Hamilton led the Chargers with 14 points, while Tianna Sugars recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 11 points and 18 rebounds.

Thomas was led by sophomore Malorie Weaver (Palermo, Maine). She was 8-of-11 from the floor to finish with 16 points. Sophomore Karli Stubbs (Auburn, Maine) added six points and a team best eight rebounds.

Despite shooting 28.6% in the first quarter, Colby-Sawyer led 17-10 after ten minutes. The Chargers extended their lead in the second by holding Thomas to two made field goals. Colby-Sawyer also shot the ball better in the second (42.9%) to take a 33-15 lead into the locker room.

The home team was extremely efficient in the third frame and came away with 25 points on 62.5% shooting. The Chargers led 58-27 after three and went on for the 71-40 victory after each team posted 13 points in the fourth quarter.

Colby-Sawyer turned 23 Thomas turnovers into 28 points and held a 50-37 edge in rebounding.

The Terriers will host the University of Maine at Farmington next Saturday at 1:00 p.m.