Eagles Successful from Deep Despite Loss to Beavers

Photo by Ethan Cooper
Photo by Ethan Cooper

POULTNEY, Vt. – In a game dedicated to raising money for the American Cancer Society through the Coaches vs. Cancer initiative, Green Mountain women's basketball team struck for seven threes, but it was not enough to pull out a win as the team lost to University of Maine at Farmington, 60-38, in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) action on Friday night at the Eagle Dome. 

In a weekend where every Eagles' made three-pointer raises money to support the American Cancer Society in the 3-Point Challenge, GMC connected for seven triples to help the cause. For such a small school, GMC was ranked eighth on the national leaderboard heading into the night projecting to raise close to $1,200. 

UMF (4-15, 4-9) led from wire-to-wire as the hosts jumped out to a quick 14-3 lead after the teams traded three-pointers to open the scoring.  The Beavers added six points to counter the Eagles' five to close out the first quarter with a 20-8 lead. Sarah Lamb led the way for UMF with six points, while Taylor Hill matched that output for the Eagles. 

The pace slowed down in the second period with the visitors outscoring the hosts 13-9 to send the teams into the break with the Beavers leading 33-17. Lamb and Kennadi Grover each tallied four points while Suzanna Moses struck for six for the Eagles. 

UMF outscored GMC 27-21 in the second half to close out the win. 

Grover led all players with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting for the Beavers. Lamb contributed 10 points, while Jenessa Talarico and Paige Carter each scored six. Carter and Abby Hasson led the team in rebounding collecting eight caroms each while Hasson and Talarico each tallied four assists. 

GMC (0-18, 0-13 NAC) received 11 points from Moses to lead the team. Rideout hit for nine points, while Hill contributed eight on top of her game-high 14 rebounds and four steals. Laney Trammell led the reserves with five points and seven rebounds. 

Green Mountain and UMF will both play the second game of doubleheader Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The Eagles will host Thomas while the Beavers take on Castleton.