BANGOR, Maine – Husson University women's basketball (1-2, 1-0 NAC) took down Thomas College (1-4, 0-1 NAC), 71-47, in their first conference game of the 2017-18 season on Tuesday evening, after a fourth quarter domination outscoring the Terriers 20-8.
Husson junior guard Kenzie Worcester was the only player to breach 20 points in the matchup against the Terriers as she finished out the night with a grand total of 23 points as the Eagles outscored their opponent in each quarter.
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Thomas captured an 18-17 lead opening up the second quarter after trailing Husson for the entirety of the first quarter following sophomore forward Karli Stubbs 3-pointer to kick off the night, matched just seconds later by Worcester. Worcester continued on to lead the game with seven points at the end of the first ten minutes.
The Eagles jumped back into the lead (27-26) on a layup by sophomore guard Joan Overman with 3:34 on the clock in the second quarter. Husson rolled into the half on this momentum, separating themselves on the scoreboard by a couple baskets, 33-28.
With 6:46 to go in the third quarter, the Eagles broke off on an 8-0 run extending their advantage to 45-31 over the next three minutes. Sophomore guard Sarah Bragg closed out the third quarter tossing in a last second jump shot to separate the Eagles from the Terriers by 12 points (51-39).
The Terriers cut their deficit in half within the first two minutes of the final quarter after two deep shots by senior guards Sammie Griffin and Abby Nielson. Worcester immediately answered right back with a 3-pointer of her own. With just four minutes remaining, the Eagles had cushioned their lead to a comfortable 21 points (66-45) on a layup by freshman center Megan Peach.
LEADERS – HUSSON:
- Bragg went 6-9 from the charity stripe, accumulating 16 points while grabbing 12 rebounds.
- Worcester was the only Eagle to successfully drain two baskets from behind the arc. She also grabbed eight boards.
- Peach made 100% of her free throws (2-2) while snagging ten rebounds.
LEADERS – Thomas:
- Senior center Amira Jones contributed a team-high 14 points, shooting 4-7 from the free throw line.
- Stubbs picked up 6 boards, a pair of assists, and eight points.
- Junior guard Molly Carroll and Griffin both netted six points and picked up four rebounds apiece.
Husson edged Thomas in rebounds (53-39), steals (18-5), and assists (13-8), while the Terriers netted a team total of four three-pointers to the Eagles' two.
The Eagles are set to host Maine-Maritime for their Fifth Annual Husson Sports Hall of Fame Game on Saturday, December 2nd at 1:00 p.m.