FARMINGTON, ME – UMaine-Farmington beat Green Mountain College Saturday afternoon to get their first conference win by a score of 73-37 in a North Atlantic Conference showdown.
The Beavers move to 1-5 overall and 1-2 in the NAC while Green Mountain fell to 0-4 overall and 0-3 in conference play.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- As a team, the Beavers shot 38.1 percent from the field and 76.2 percent at free throw line while grabbing 56 rebounds, notching 13 assists and 10 steals.
- Mercedes Rideout finished with game high 17 points going 6-16 from the field and 2-2 at the line.
The Eagles shot 25 percent on the day and 50 percent from the charity stripe.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Beavers opened up the game with a 13-0 run when Jenessa Talarico hit a three pointer at the 6:50 mark in the first quarter. The Eagles got on the board when Rideout hit a couple free throws.
The Beavers hit back to back threes from Emma Duggan and Lamb to put UMF up 19-2. The Eagles closed out the first quarter with a jumper from Berlanda Dely and a three from Taylor Hill.
Hasson opened up the second quarter with a quick layup followed by a Sara Lamb jumper. The Beavers held a 29-12 lead when Grover hit a couple free throws.
With about two minutes to go, Duggan hit a couple threes to push the Beavers lead to 23 which made the half time score 40-17.
The third quarter opened up when Morgan Crocker hit a layup followed by a Rideout jumper from the Eagles. About midway through the third, the Beavers were up 47-23.
Paige Carter hit a jumper to put UMF up 51-28 with about two minutes left in the quarter. Lamb hit a three with about 15 seconds remaining and Rideout hit a jumper as the buzzer sounded as the Beavers took a 59-32 lead
The Beavers defense held the Eagles to just five points in the fourth quarter. Rideout hit a three to open the scoring in the fourth.
The Eagles defense also held the Beavers to their lowest scoring quarter of the game with 14 points. Hasson and Haley West each had four point while Courtney Alofs and Sara Lamb each had three to round out the fourth quarter.
UP NEXT FOR THE BEAVERS
The Beavers will host in state rival on Tuesday when Bowdoin comes to Farmington with a 7:00 PM tipoff.