WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College women's basketball team fell to UMaine-Augusta 77-75 in overtime in a non-conference game on Tuesday evening at Larry Mahaney Gym.
The teams were even through much of the first, with UMA holding a 7-6 edge with under four to go in the quarter. The Moose went on a 7-2 run to close out the period and take command 14-8 heading into the second. UMA continued to build their lead in the second frame, using a 12-1 run to end the quarter and take a 33-18 lead at halftime.
The Terriers came out on fire in the third, shooting 4-of-8 from three-point range, including three from Karli Stubbs (Auburn, Maine), and outscoring the Moose 30-15 in the period to tie the game at 48-48 heading into the fourth.
Thomas continued their momentum into the early parts of the fourth, taking a 63-52 lead with 5:30 to go. The Moose battled back down the stretch, pulling within one at 67-66 with less than a minute to go. After the Moose failed to convert on two free throws that could have given them the lead. The Terriers took over with five seconds to go and a 67-66 lead. After a Thomas turnover gave UMA one last chance, Emily Billings was fouled driving to the hoop and made one of two free throws to tie the game at 67-67, sending it to overtime.
UMA took a quick advantage in the extra period, going up 72-67 a minute and a half in. Thomas made it 72-69 on a Stubbs jumper, then pulled within one when Molly Horton (Brownington, Vt.) made it 72-71 with 1:28 to go. The teams traded a free throw each to make it 73-72 with 11 seconds to go. Thomas was forced to foul, and the Moose made both shots to extend the lead to 75-72. The Terriers were unable to convert on a three-point try, UMA hit two more free-throws and a last-second three was not enough for Thomas as they fell 77-75.
Stubbs led the way for Thomas, scoring a career-high 22 points on 5-of-10 shooting from three while also pulling in five boards. Kaylee Ravagli (Lowell, Mass.) added 17 while nearing a double-double with nine steals. Horton pulled in a game-high 10 rebounds, while Molly Carroll (Southwest Harbor, Maine) chipped in eight points and nine boards.
Thomas will host Northern Vermont University-Lyndon on Friday, December 7 in a North Atlantic Conference game at 7:30 PM at Larry Mahaney Gym.