WATERVILLE, Maine – The Thomas College women's basketball team picked up their first win of the season with a 65-59 victory over the College of St. Joseph (Vt.) on Sunday afternoon at Larry Mahaney Gymnasium.
The Terriers fell behind early, with the Fighting Saints taking the game's first 12 points over the first three minutes. The Terriers fought back, scoring seven unanswered to start a 15-3 run to close the quarter with the score tied 15-15. CSJ took back control, outscoring Thomas 11-4 over the first five minutes of the second to take a 26-19 advantage. The Fighting Saints took their largest lead of the quarter in the final minute with a 34-23 edge, but a Molly Carroll (Southwest Harbor, Maine) jump shot cut the deficit to 34-25 heading into the half.
The Terriers pulled the game back close over the first five minutes of the third, using an 11-4 run to make it 38-36. The Fighting Saints cushioned their lead late in the third, but the Terriers pulled back within four on a Lauren Hay (Athens, Maine) layup in the final seconds to make it 46-42 going into the fourth.
Karli Stubbs (Auburn, Maine) gave Thomas their first lead of the game two minutes in to the fourth with a deep three to make it 49-47. The Terriers held the Fighting Saints off down the stretch to hold on to the 65-59 victory.
Carroll led the Terriers with a season-high 17 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals. Kaylee Ravagli (Lowell, Mass.) added 14 with five boards. Stubbs and Addie Brinkman (Farmington, Maine) each pulled in seven rebounds to lead the team.
The Terriers host Colby on Tuesday, November 20 at 7:00 PM.