WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College women's basketball struggled offensively in a 70-42 loss to North Atlantic Conference (NAC) opponent New England College on Saturday afternoon at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.
In the loss, the Terriers drop their fourth straight contest and fall to 8-11 (5-7 NAC) while the Pilgrims win their fifth straight game, improving to 11-7 (7-5 NAC).
The Thomas offense came out to a slow start in the first frame as the Terriers shot 3-of-17 from the floor. Rene Hudson paced the Pilgrims with a quick 11 points to give NEC a strong 21-7 lead.
The Pilgrims extended their lead as Thomas' shooting woes continued through the second quarter. Addie Brinkman (Farmington, Maine) and Karli Stubbs (Auburn, Maine) each recorded five points for the Terriers as they trailed 34-19 at the break on 16.1 percent shooting.
NEC looked to Hudson throughout the second half as she added another 18 points to outscore Thomas 36-23. The Pilgrims finished 26-for-31 from the free throw line throughout the contest.
Hudson scored a game-high 34 points along with 11 rebounds for a double-double while Jada Black added nine points and eight boards.
Brinkman held a team-high nine points for the Terriers while Stubbs chipped in with eight points and six rebounds off the bench.
The Terriers will travel to Vermont next weekend as they take on Johnson Friday at 5:30 p.m.