FARMINGTON, MAINE – The UMaine Farmington Beavers fell to the Johnson State Badgers on Saturday afternoon by a score of 72-46 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action in Dearborn Gymnasium.
The Beavers fell to 3-14 overall and 3-9 in conference action while the Badgers improved to 9-9 overall and 6-6 in NAC play.
IN THE BOX
- Morgan Crocker led the way for the Beavers with 11 points on 3-10 from the field, 1-1 from behind the arc and 4-4 at the charity stripe. Notched five rebounds and one steal.
- Kennadi Grover added 10 points on 4-11 shooting with seven rebounds.
- UMF shot 27.6 percent from the field, 20 percent from three and 64.7 percent from three-point land while tallying 41 rebounds, seven assists, three steals and three blocks.
- Sarah Voorhis tied game high in points with 14 on 5-11 shooting and 2-2 from behind the arc while Kaitlyn Brouard also finished with 14 points on 5-9 shooting.
- The Badgers shot 39.2 percent from the floor, 50 percent from three and 53.8 percent, 52 rebounds to go with nine assists and nine steals.
HOW IT HAPPENED
UMF jumped out a 9-0 lead early in the first quarter after Abby Hasson hit a jumper. The Badgers battled back to take a 17-15 lead at the end of the first.
The Badgers never looked back as they continued their hot streak in the second quarter but the Beavers wouldn't go away. With about five minutes left in the half, Sarah Voorhis hit a layup to make it a 12-point game for the badgers. Kennadi Grover came right back down the floor and hit a jumper to make it a 10-point game.
The Beavers stayed in the game in the game when Cheynne Malloy hit a jumper to keep UMF in the game with the half time score at 32-23.
The Badgers started to run away in the third quarter when Ashley Goddard made a layup to give the Badgers a 44-28 lead. Johnson St. continued to keep up the pressure when Kaityln Brouard hit a jumper to push the lead to 21.
The fourth quarter was a lot of back and forth action but the Badgers kept up the pressure to finish the fourth quarter with the win and the score at 70-46.
The Beavers will head to Bates on Tuesday with tip-off set for 7:30 PM