CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy women's basketball picked up a 66-44 victory over Thomas College on Friday night in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action inside of Smith Gymnasium.
How it Happened: After a slow start for both teams in the first quarter, the Mariners used an eight-point run, highlighted by six points from Morgan Boudreau (Benton, Maine) to take a 16-9 advantage at 1:43 and carried a six point lead (19-13) into the second quarter.
The Mariners built on their lead in the second quarter, taking an 11-point edge with just under a minute to play in the half, but a basket by Thomas' Addie Brinkman cut the gap to nine, 38-29 entering intermission.
Boudreau led the Mariners with 11 points in the first half, while Brinkman and Malorie Weaver contributed 11 points each in the first half for the Terriers.
Maine Maritime held the Terriers to single-digits in the final two quarters to cruise to the victory.
Inside the Numbers: Samantha Mason (Lamoine, Maine) led the Mariners with a game-high 16 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals while Boudreau ended the evening with 14 points, one rebound and one steal, and Claire Felix (Mahopac, N.Y.) added 10 points, six rebounds, and an assist. Lauren Plissey (Hermon, Maine) pulled down a team-best 10 rebounds to go along with seven points, five blocks, an assist and a steal and Maureen Stanton (Abington, Mass.) chipped in with a team-high five assists, four rebounds and two steals.
Weaver led the Terriers with 13 points, four rebounds and an assist, while Brinkman added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double, and also added three blocks an assist and a steal.
The Mariners shot 38.7 percent from the floor and 38.9 percent from three-point land, while the Terriers shot 29.5 percent overall and 33.3 percent beyond the arc. Maine Maritime held a 43-40 advantage in rebounds.
Up Next: With the win the Mariners improve to 14-4 overall and 6-1 in the NAC, while the Terriers drop to 9-11 on the season and 7-2 in the conference. Maine Maritime returns to action tomorrow when they travel to UMaine-Farmington for a 3:30 pm NAC matchup.