Farmington bests Thomas, 61-28

Farmington bests Thomas, 61-28

FARMINGTON, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington women's basketball team shot 50.0 percent from the field in the second half and committed just six turnovers over 40 minutes of play on its way to a 61-28 North Atlantic Conference win over Thomas College, Saturday afternoon at Dearborn Gym.

UMaine-Farmington (6-9, 5-3 NAC) scored 42 points in the second half alone, more than the two teams combined to score in the first half of a game that was 19-15 in the Beavers' favor at the break. The Beavers were 15-of-30 from the floor in the second half, and were 22-of-63 (.349) for the entire game.

Thomas was held to just 17.2 percent (10-58) shooting in the game, including a 1-of-18 mark from 3-point range. The Terriers did manage to outrebound the Beavers, 47-44, including a 17 to 13 advantage on the offensive glass.

Sophomore Ayla Allen paced UMaine-Farmington with 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting from the floor, while senior Holly Oliver charted 10 points, six rebounds, and four assists for the Beavers. Farmington picked up 22 points off the bench, led by senior Hannah Roy's eight points on a 3-of-4 effort from the field with two 3-pointers.

Katie McAllister led Thomas scorers with 13 points, while Kate Thibodeau and Ashleigh Gagne tallied four each. Gagne also hauled down a game-high nine rebounds.

UMaine-Farmington returns to action on Friday, Jan. 24, when it faces Castleton State College in the first of two games in Vermont. Thomas will travel to Saint Joseph College of Maine on Wednesday, Jan. 22, to face the Monks.