BANGOR, Maine -Emma Alley led the way with a career-high 15 points, as Husson women's basketball (13-6, 9-0 NAC) earned a 52-47 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) victory over the University of Maine at Farmington (5-14, 5-4 NAC) on Saturday night.
A tight battle was fought throughout the first quarter, but Megan Peach led the way for the Eagles with six points and six rebounds in the period. It was just enough for Husson to control a two-point lead heading into the second quarter thanks to Peach's last second layup.
Husson began to slightly pull away as the second quarter unraveled, as the Eagles' defense forced seven turnovers. This was combined with five points by both Alley and Braylee Wildman, which was enough to send Husson into the locker room with a nine-point advantage at the half, 30-21.
Tight defense was played throughout the quarter, as both teams combined to score only 17 third quarter points. Joan Overman and Logan Huckins both contributed four points for the Eagles, as continued to hold the lead, 40-28.
The Beavers fought hard throughout the final period, and eventually cut a 12-point deficit down to five. However, Alley's six points down the stretch were just enough to hold off the Beavers, and the Eagles were victorious by a final score of 52-47.
Alley led all scorers, and finished with 15 points and two steals in the game.
Peach continued her domination in the paint, totaling 10 rebounds, four blocked shots, and eight points.
Vanessa Duarte had a nice contribution off the bench, adding six points from two timely 3-pointers.
McKenna Brodeur led the way for the Beavers with 14 points and eight rebounds.
Morgan Crocker helped out with eight points and five rebounds, four of which came offensively.
Molly Folsom had a good showing off the bench, attributing for four points and nine rebounds in 21 minutes of action.
The Eagles are set to host a pair of games next week with Northern Vermont-Johnson kicking off the weekend on Friday, February 1st with a 7:30 p.m. tipoff.