Tough First Quarter Slows Terriers in Loss to Chargers, 75-62

Tough First Quarter Slows Terriers in Loss to Chargers, 75-62

WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College women's basketball team could not overcome a big first half deficit in a 75-62 loss to Colby-Sawyer College on Friday night in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.

The Terriers drop their third straight conference game as they fall to 8-10 (5-6 NAC) while the Chargers earn their ninth win in the last ten games, improving to 14-4 (9-2 NAC).

The Chargers offense caught fire in the first frame as they cruised out to a 26-9 lead on 11-of-16 shooting from the floor.  Emmani Robinson netted nine points to lead Colby-Sawyer along with six points on a pair of threes from Alli Barnett.  The Thomas offense struggled to find a rhythm as they turned the ball over seven times.

The Terriers kept pace with the Chargers throughout the second quarter behind seven points from Jordan Turner (Casco, Maine).  Lexi Hamilton finished the half with seven points and seven assists for a 46-30 advantage at the break.

Thomas cut their 16-point deficit in half in the third as the Terriers found themselves within eight going into the final frame.  Molly Carroll (Southwest Harbor, Maine) and Malorie Weaver (Palermo, Maine) provided energy off the bench as they combined for 11 points. 

Colby-Sawyer gained control back throughout the fourth quarter as they re-extended their lead to finish at 75-62.

Robinson held a game-high 21 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double while Tianna Sugars netted 12 points and four rebounds.  Hamilton neared a double-double with nine points and nine assists.

Turner finished with a team-high 16 points and six rebounds while Sammie Griffin (Union, Maine) also reached double figures with ten points.  Addie Brinkman (Farmington, Maine) chipped in with eight points and three rebounds off the bench.

The Terriers will be right back in action tomorrow afternoon as they host New England College at 1:00 p.m.