BANGOR, Maine -The Husson Eagles (15-7, 11-0 NAC) finally had their eight-game winning streak snapped at home on Tuesday night, falling to the Bates College Bobcats (12-0, 2-7 NESCAC), 68-44.
The Bobcats took over about halfway through the first quarter, sprouting a 10-0 run, and taking a 14-4 lead early. Kenzie Worcester hit a late bucket for the Eagles, but the Bobcats held a 17-11 after one quarter of play
The Eagles struggled offensively in the second quarter, only scoring nine points total. Husson was 1-10 on three pointers in the first half, and at the break, trailed the visiting Bobcats, 32-20.
The third quarter was more of the same for the Bobcats, as they extended their lead to 17-points with 8:05 remaining. Worcester, Joan Overman and Logan Huckins all had four points in the quarter for the Eagles, but after three, the Bobcats led, 53-32.
The Eagles played better defensively in the fourth, but the deficit was too much to overcome. Bates scored 15 fourth quarter points, and won the game by a final score of 68-44. The Eagles eight-game win streak was officially snapped, however, they still remain undefeated in the North Atlantic Conference.
Kenzie Worcester led the way for the Eagles, scoring 15 points and pulling down 11 rebounds for her second double-double of her senior campaign. After hitting a three against Bates, Worcester became the program's all-time leading scorer from 3-point range with 164 career buckets.
Although only scoring two points, Megan Peach was dominant in the paint, securing eight rebounds and blocking three shots.
Erika Lamere scored a game-high 16 points in the road win for the Bobcats.
Ariana Dalia played well, scoring 12 points and grabbing seven rebounds.
Meghan Graff contributed in all three ways for Bates, finishing with 11 points, four rebounds and seven assists.
The Eagles will look to bounce back this Friday, February 8th, as they host Thomas College on senior night. The women will also be wearing pink and purple to support and raise awareness for breast cancer and Alzheimer's.