BANGOR, Maine – Husson Women's Basketball takes an early lead in Tuesday night's game versus the Thomas Terriers, up 8-4 in the first few minutes.
Six minutes into the game, and Kenzie Worcester already hit double digits (10 points) accumulating more than half of her team's points. A sophomore, Worcester has already accumulated 511 points in her career, before this game.
With an impassible defense, Husson held the Terriers scoreless for nearly five minutes of the first quarter, following the Husson men with a doubled score, 20-10 at the end of the first quarter.
Entering into the second quarter, numerous shots were thrown up at the basket unsuccessfully with unanswered rebounds. The Eagles regained composure and continued the doubling streak of the night to add another 20 points to their score, finishing off the half, 40-17.
Throughout the game, the players have displayed a relatively even distribution of points with the only standout leader being Worcester with 15 points, making 100% of her free throws. As a team, Husson successfully finished 85.7% of their foul shots. Defensively, Chandler Guerrette has made a name for herself tonight stealing the ball 6 times already in just the first half.
As for the Terriers, Malorie Weaver leads her team with 6 points, going 3-7 in the paint. All of Thomas' players gathered up some playing time throughout the first half tonight.
Some great teamwork by Denae Johnson and Worcester results in a turnover by Thomas in the third quarter.
The Terriers' make sure the Eagles work for their points, maintaining a strong defensive front and continuing to battle offensively.
Going into the final quarter, Husson has control of the lead with a score of 71-26. The focus of the fourth quarter turned into a lot of ball control and passing, as points trickled in more slowly.
Numerous players hit double digits tonight for the Eagles, including; Worcester (24 points), Ireland (13 points), Morales (10 points), and MacKenzie (10 points). Molly Carroll, for the Terriers, contributed 11 points to her team.
Worcester has an exciting feat in tonight's game, capturing a career high 24 points. Tonight's win against Thomas College, score of 87-37, also marks a new program record at Husson with 16 straight home victories.
The women's basketball team will be at home again on Friday, January 13th at 7:30pm with the goal of setting yet another program record.