WATERVILLE, Maine – Freshman Kristen Curley (Gorham, Maine) and junior Alexa Srolovitz (Montreal, Quebec/New Hampton School (NH)) combined for 37 points as the University of Southern Maine Huskies defeated the Thomas College Terriers 69-53 in a non-conference women's basketball game Friday afternoon at Larry Mahaney Gym.
The victory extends the Huskies winning-streak to four games and improves their overall record to 4-6. Southern Maine snapped Thomas' three-game win-streak to drop the Terriers to 4-6 overall.
Curley was 7-for-14 from the field and a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line for a game-high 23 points. The Huskies' freshman added eight rebounds, three assists and a steal. Srolovitz was 4-for-9 for 14 points, adding three rebounds, two assists and a steal. Junior Kimberly Howrigan (Farfield, Vt./Bellows Free Academy) had eight point and seven rebounds, while senior Emily Nicholson (Quispamsis, New Brunswick/Kennebecasis Valley) chipped in with seven points. Sophomore Chantel Eells (Turner, Maine/Leavitt) had five points, and game-highs with nine rebounds and four steals.
Amira Jones led the Terriers with nine points, while Malorie Weaver tossed in eight points and grabbed five rebounds. Nikki Bradstreet scored seven points off of the bench. Karli Stubbs had five points, eight rebounds.
The Huskies led the Terriers 33-23 at the halftime break. Leading by as many as 12 points early in the second, TC trimmed its deficit to five points, 21-16, on a pair of free throws from Molly Carroll with 4:57 to play. With its lead cut to two possession, USM outscored the Terriers 12-7 in the final five minutes led by four points each from Srolovitz and Howrigan.
The Huskies took control of the game in the third quarter outscoring Thomas 21-9 in the quarter. Curley scored nine of her 23 in the third as USM led 54-32 headed into the fourth. Curley scored another nine points in the fourth quarter, and the Huskies led by as many as 24 points en route to the 69-53 win.
Southern Maine returns to action tomorrow when it hosts Regis (Mass.) College for a non-conference game at 1:00 p.m.
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