Fourth Quarter Push Lifts Women's Basketball Above Bengals, 60-48

Fourth Quarter Push Lifts Women's Basketball Above Bengals, 60-48

BANGOR, Maine - After an evenly matched three quarters of non-conference play on Friday night, the Husson women's basketball team (4-4) scored a commanding 22 points in the final quarter to capture a 60-48 victory over the University of Maine at Fort Kent Bengals (9-2) in Newman Gym.

At half time, the Husson women's basketball program honored their four decades of 1000-point scorers including current player on the squad, Kenzie Worcester.

1st Half:

It was a close first quarter for the both teams, as the Eagles evened the score over five times. Joan Overman had a great first quarter scoring six points on three of five shooting to keep the Eagles in the game as they were only down by one point at the end of the opening frame.

The Eagles fought well into the second quarter as they captured their first lead of the game just 12 minutes in, with a three by Logan Huckins. They continued to hold on to a narrow lead with the help from Megan Peach who had a great defensive effort blocking two shots to go along with eight points and five rebounds in the first half as Husson finished the half leading by four.

2nd Half:

Husson held on to the slim lead in the third thanks to some stellar defense in the opening minutes of the second half. The Eagles lost their lead going into the the fifth minute off a jump shot by Bengal's Trinity Washington, 34-32. The Bengal's outscored the Eagles, 15-8, as they held onto a three-point lead going into the 4th quarter.

The final quarter was a hard fight to the finish as Husson sparked an 11-0 run to gain a seven point lead with three minutes left in the game thanks to a fakeout spin move and layup by Sami Ireland plus a three by Huckins. The Eagles maintained possession outshooting the Bengals with 22 points to seven, to finish the game with a 60-48 win.

HUSSON Leaders:

Megan Peach recorded her first double-double of the season with 11 points and 11 rebounds to go with four blocks.

Joan Overman had a near double-double contributing ten points and nine boards.

Emma Alley added on 13 points and seven rebounds, shooting 4-5 from the charity stripe.

Logan Huckins netted a career-high 15 points to lead her team on the scoreboard while draining three 3-pointers.

UMFK Leaders:

Tajaheray McMahan led all scorers with 18 points to go with nine rebounds and three steals.

Trinity Washington added on eight points and led all players in rebounds with 13, along with four assists and steals.

TEAM STATS:

The Husson team on the court on Friday night helped break a 17 year old program record for most blocks in a game as Peach (4), Ireland (4), Sydney Allen (3), and Overman (1) helped tally 12 total.

UP NEXT!

The Eagles have the next two weeks off with finals and the holidays fast-approaching and will return to action on Saturday, December 29th in Nashville, Tenn. as they compete at Trevecca Nazarene University in a tournament. Tipoff is set for 1:00 p.m. CST.