WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College women’s basketball team fell in a non-conference matchup, 73-49, to Colby on Tuesday night at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.
The Terriers were given their first loss of the 2016-17 season and move to 3-1 while the Mules improve to 2-1.
The Mules used a balanced scoring attack in the first quarter to open up to a 25-14 lead on 71.4 percent (5-for-7) behind the arch.
Colby turned up the defense in the second as they held the Terriers to just eight points. Abby Nielsen (North Yarmouth, Maine / Yarmouth) knocked down a pair of threes to keep the score within distance. The Mules went to the locker room at the break with a 40-22 advantage.
Shooting woes continued for the Terriers as they shot 2-for-12 in the third, trailing 57-29 going into the final quarter.
The Terriers went on to outscore the Mules in the fourth, 17-16, on eight points from Jordan Turner (Casco, Maine / Lake Region).
The Mules shot an impressive 10-for-19 from the three-point line and out rebounded the Terriers 39-39. Three players scored in double digits with Ainsley Burns, Katie McCrum, and Paige Russell.
Nielsen led the Terriers with 16 points, including 4-for-7 from three. Turner added eight points, five assists, and two rebounds in the loss.