FARMINGTON, ME – Makayla Farrara's career high 25 points leads Castleton College over the University of Maine-Farmington by a score of 49-47 at Dearborn Gymnasium Friday night.
The Beavers will fall to 0-5 overall and 0-2 in the North Atlantic Conference while the Spartans move to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Makayla Farrara notched 25 points, shooting 9-16 from the field, 3-7 from behind the arc and 4-4 at the charity stripe.
- Amanda Beatty chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds.
- Kennadi Grover finished with team high 11 points and eight rebounds.
- The Beavers shot 26.7 percent from the field with 45 rebounds while Castleton shot 34.5 percent from the field and 87.5 percent from the free throw line.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The first quarter opened up with the Beavers getting on the board first with two free throws from Morgan Crocker. Almost mid-way through the quarter, Makayla Farrara hit her first basket of the game for the Spartans.
Farrara hit back-to-back free throws to put the Spartans up by four in the early going. The Beavers hit a three by Emma Duggan to take a 6-7 lead about two minutes later. The Spartans came right back and hit a three of their own to take the 11-7 lead.
At the end of the first quarter the Beavers were down two after Farrara hit a three with one-minute left.
Kennadi Grover opened the second quarter with a jumper to tie the game at 14. After the tie, each team played back and forth action for the rest of the quarter.
Amanda Beatty made a layup to give the Spartans a one point lead followed by a Farrara layup to increase their lead to three, (22-19).
With two minutes to go, Castleton went up by five when Beatty hit a free throw. The Beavers tied the game again with a three from Cheyenne Malloy and a layup by Grover.
Farrara would close out the half with a three of her own and give Castleton a 28-25 lead.
Grover opened up the third with a quick layup followed by a free throw to tie the game at 28. Farrara hit a layup just 15 seconds to give the Spartans a 30-28 lead.
Paige Carter hit a jumper at the half waypoint of the third to cut into the Spartans lead (34-33). Farrara hit another three to give Castleton the 37-34 lead. Sara Lamb hit a free throw and Grover hit a jumper to close out the quarter for the Beavers. Lindsay Sabo hit a layup with six seconds left on the clock to give the Spartans a two point lead going into the forth (39-37).
Castleton jumped out to a seven-point lead just two minutes into the forth quarter but Abby Hasson but the lead to three after a layup and a free throw at the five-minute mark. Carter hit a jumper of her own to cut the lead to one (46-45) with three minutes to go.
The Spartans went back up by four with a three-point play by Sabo. The Beavers hit a quick jumper to pull within two.
Farmington played great defense and got the ball back with 13 seconds remaining in the game. Grover took a shot with four seconds left the hit the front of the iron and gave the Spartans the two point win (49-47).
UP NEXT FOR THE BEAVERS
The Beavers will host Green Mountain College tomorrow at 3:00 PM while Castleton will head to faceoff against Thomas College, also at 3:00 PM.