FARMINGTON, Maine – University of Maine at Farmington women's basketball team (3-6 , 3-0) held Colby to a season-low 17% from beyond the three-point arc in Saturday's, 56-49, loss to the non-conference opponent at Dearborn Gymnasium.
Colby opened the game by hitting 3-of-4 from long range, but UMF defense held the Mules to one made three-pointer (1-12) over the remaining 16 minutes. Colby's lead grew to a 12-point deficit at the 5:30 mark and led at the break, 29-19.
In the first three and a half minutes of the final period, the Beavers closed the gap to four points with a 8-2 run. After a Colby timeout, the Mules controlled the tempo of the game and pushed their way to an 18-point lead with less than five minutes left in the game.
UMF battled to the end and scored 12 of the game's final 14 points to edge closer, but ran out of time to cap off any comeback.
UMaine-Farmington resumes conference play on Tuesday as the Beavers travel to Thomas at 5:30 p.m.