PRESQUE ISLE, Maine –It was a team effort win for the Husson women's basketball team as six players netted double-digits against the University of Maine at Presque Isle (5-6, 1-3 NAC) to improve their record to 4-0 in the North Atlantic Conference and 7-5 overall. The Eagles grabbed their second win of the weekend over the Owls with a final score of 89-30 at Wieden Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.
Capturing an early commanding advantage, the Eagles lit up the court on Saturday, holding the Owls to a mere seven points after the first twenty minutes. Husson had created a mountain between themselves and the Owls that appeared nearly insurmountable with a score of 41-7 going into halftime with Vanessa Duarte leading all-scorers with nine points.
After a halftime chat, the Owls ran onto the court with determination to recover some ground lost in the previous half. Hunter Mercier and Kendra Silvers led the rally, scoring six points apiece as UMPI recorded an overall 16 points in the third quarter to Husson's 20 points, bringing the score to a closer game of 61-23.
To close out the final quarter, Andrea Crosby stepped up her game as she led all players on the scoreboard with eight points, shooting 4-4 from the paint, in just six minutes to help close out the match with an 89-30 win for Husson.
Duarte led all-scorers with 12 points, five boards, and two steals.
Sydney Allen and Crosby both captured career-highs as Allen put away 11 points and Crosby drained ten.
Sarah Musselman and Silvers led the Owls with ten points apiece.
Reagle snagged three steals, three assists, and seven rebounds.
The Eagles have a tough week ahead of them as they invite #1/#1 Bowdoin to Newman Gym on Tuesday, January 8th for a 7:00 p.m. tipoff.