POULTNEY, Vt. – The University of Maine at Farmington (11-11, 10-5) claimed its fourth straight victory with a, 71-42, win at Green Mountain College in conference action played at the Eagle Dome.
UMF controlled the game from the start and the defense stepped up in the first half by holding GMC to only eight (8-32) field goals in the first half. The Beavers shot 46.5 (20-43) from the field in the opening half and outrebounded their opponent, 27-14. Farmington held a comfortable lead at the break, 43-20.
The Beavers never let up in the second half and pushed their lead to as large as 36 points. The Eagles' offensive struggles continued in the final period by only hitting six field goals. At the end of the night, UMF had outscored GMC on points off turnovers (14-11), second chance points (22-5), points in the paint (38-14), bench points (38-2), and fast-break points (6-2).
Eleven of UMF's 17 players scored in tonight's meeting. Kennadi Grover lead the Beavers' offense with 14 points and three rebounds. Lindsay Ranquist was the only starter in double figures with 12 points. Meghan Smith, Elizabeth Ferry, and Bianca Stoutamyer each scored eight points apiece. Green Mountain's Allison Wadsworth powered GMC with a game-high 15 points and four rebounds. Torie Cowell recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 boards.
UMaine-Farmington will look to make it five-in-a-row tomorrow afternoon at No. 7 nationally-ranked Castleton. Game time is set for 2:00 p.m.