WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College women's basketball team suffered their first North Atlantic Conference (NAC) loss of the season, dropping a 58-53 decision to UMaine-Farmington on Saturday afternoon at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.
Karli Stubbs (Auburn, Maine) led the way for the Terriers, scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double. Addie Brinkman (Farmington, Maine) added 10 with six rebounds. Malorie Weaver (Palermo, Maine) pulled in eight rebounds and blocked five shots while chipping in six points.
The teams were evenly matched in the early going, with Thomas holding a 7-6 edge midway through the first. UMF closed out the quarter on a 9-3 run to take a 16-9 lead into the second. The Terriers dominated play in the second, outscoring the Beavers 21-5 in the frame to go up 30-21 at the intermission.
The back-and-forth continued in the third period, with UMF starting with a 9-2 run to make it 32-30 Thomas. The Terriers separated themselves again, making the score 40-33, but the Beavers fought back again to make it 40-38 heading into the final frame. UMF took control early in the fourth, holding the Terriers off until a Stubbs three-pointer with 1:03 to go tied the game at 51-51.UMF regained the lead on the following possession, however, and held Thomas off down the stretch to take the 58-53 win.
Thomas will visit Maine Maritime Academy on Friday, January 31 for a NAC game at 5:30 PM.