FARMINGTON, Maine - The Husson Eagles (17-7, 13-0 NAC) remain undefeated in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) after a road victory over the University of Maine at Farmington Beavers (5-19, 5-8 NAC), 70-47.
Both teams played well defensively in the first quarter, as each team only scored ten points. After trading buckets for the first few minutes, the game hit an offensive snag, and neither team was able to score for over five minutes of play. The Eagles had a 6-minute and 17-second scoring drought, until Kenzie Worcester knocked down a three-pointer with 20 seconds left to play in the quarter. At the end of one, the score was even, 10-10.
The Eagles were able to take a lead early in the second quarter, after five quick points from Sydney Allen. Both teams traded buckets throughout the quarter, but with late three-pointers from both Emma Alley and Braylee Wildman, Husson went into the halftime locker room with an eight-point lead, 32-24.
It was still even throughout the third quarter, but the story of this game will be the lack of fourth quarter offense generated by the Beavers. The Eagles played well offensively in the third quarter, but UMaine-Farmington was able to keep the game close. The Beavers cut the lead all the way down to three points, but late free throws from Worcester and Nicole Tapparo helped cushion the Husson advantage heading into the fourth, 51-45.
Husson dominated on the defensive end of the floor, as the Beavers only scored a mere two points in the quarter. As a result, the Eagles took off running and never looked back. Megan Peach was a force in the paint during the fourth quarter, scoring six points and grabbing seven rebounds. The Eagles end up winning by 23-points, the final score, 70-47. With the win, the Eagles continue their undefeated season in conference play, and are now (13-0) in the NAC.
- Worcester led the Eagles in scoring with 18 points. She also added four rebounds, four assists, and six steals.
- Peach finished two points shy of a double-double, with eight points and ten rebounds.
- Joan Overman added nine points, alongside seven rebounds.
- Logan Huckins and Vanessa Duarte both had eight points, and made two 3-pointers in the win.
- McKenna Brodeur scored a game-high 22 points in the loss for the Beavers.
- Molly Folsom had a solid performance off the bench, finishing with 12 points and five rebounds.
- Morgan Crocker added six points for Farmington, as well as two rebounds, two assists, and three steals.
The Eagles will look to complete their undefeated season in conference play, when they travel to Maine Maritime on Tuesday night to take on the Mariners. Tip-off is set for 7:30.