Beaver Trio Lead Women's Hoops Over Johnson State, 80-67

Beaver Trio Lead Women's Hoops Over Johnson State, 80-67

JOHNSON, Vt. – Three Beaver players scored in double figured as the UMaine-Farmington women's basketball team (2-4, 2-0) stayed perfect in conference play with a, 80-67, win over conference opponent Johnson State on Friday night.

Meghan Smith, Kelly Pomerleau, and Bianca Stoutamyer each scored in double figures. Smith recorded her twelfth career double-figure game. Pomerleau has taken a liking to conference play so far in her young career, averaging 13 points per game. Stoutamyer finished two points shy of tying her career high of 14 points.

The Beavers controlled the majority of the game, only trailing for seven minutes. UMF held a five-point lead with midway through the first half, but the Badgers would find a way to get back in the game. After two JSC free throws, the Beavers surrendered an and-one opportunity to Brittany Robertson. After the made freebie, the score was even at 13-13. 

Smith took it upon herself to keep the Beavers in the game, scoring the team's next five points and six of the final 11 points. UMF held a one-point advantage, 29-28, at the half. Smith scored 10 of her 16 points in the first half.

UMF continued to roll in the second half, opening with two quick buckets and did not seize the lead for the rest of the game, holding a 16-point lead at one point. Pomerleau dominated the half with 12 of her 18 points coming in the final half.

The freshman Pomerleau led all scorers with 18 points on 4-of-5 shooting, hit 9-of-10 from the line, and recorded three steals.  Smith grabbed six boars to compliment her 16 points. Stoutamyer scored 12 points, dished four assists, and muscled four rebounds.

UMaine-Farmington continues conference play in the Green Mountain State on Saturday as the Beavers travel to Lyndon State at 1:00pm.