HENNIKER, N.H.— UMaine Farmington falls to New England College by a score of 56-37 on Friday night in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action.
The Beavers fell to 3-10 overall and 3-6 in conference play with the Pilgrims improve to 12-3 overall and 7-2 in the NAC.
All 10 players scored at least a point for UMaine Farmington, led by Paige Carter with eight points off the bench. The UMF reserves combined for 16 points. Carter also tallied a team-best seven rebounds.
The Pilgrims received a double-double of 14 points and 18 rebounds from senior Tiffany Davis. She shot 6-for-13 from the floor with a three-pointer and a free-throw. Also scoring in double-figures for NEC was freshman Mikala Malboeuf with 10 points off the bench.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Both teams shot under 25 percent in the first half and were deadlocked at 18-18 after two full quarters of play.
The Pilgrims came alive in the second half and opened with a 10-0 run over the first three minutes of the third quarter to build a double-digit lead. NEC outscored the Beavesr 21-7 in the third quarter and led 39-25 entering the fourth.
NEC took their largest lead, 21 points, on a layup by Utshana Durham with 2:23 remaining in the game.
BY THE NUMBERS
- NEC shot a team-best 42.9 percent in the third quarter, hitting 9-of-21 from the floor, to spark their offense.
- As a whole, the Pilgrims finished at 31.4 percent (22-70), while UMF shot at 23.3 percent (14-60).
- NEC held a 58-41 advantage in rebounds.