FARMINGTON, Maine – Green Mountain made an impressive run in the fourth quarter but was unable to complete the comeback in a 69-56 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) loss to UMaine-Farmington in women's basketball on Friday night in Dearborn Gymnasium.
Green Mountain (5-17, 1-15 NAC) trailed by as many as 25 points in the early going of the fourth quarter but managed to trim that deficit to just eight points by pouring in 22 points in just over seven minutes. The run was fueled by five three-pointers including three from Taylor Hill (Ronceverte, W. Va.) and a pair from Mercedes Rideout (Nashville, Tenn.). By the 2:43 mark of the final stanza, the Eagles had recovered from a 59-34 deficit to bring the score to 64-56. Unfortunately, the Eagles comeback bid fell short on points and time.
GMC had three players reach double-digit scoring with Sharena Armstrong (St. Thomas, Virgin Islands) leading the way with 19 points after shooting 9-20 from the floor. Rideout added 14 points and Taylor Hill finished with 13 points thanks to a 4-of-6 shooting performance from beyond the arc. Keegan Hill (Hagerstown, Md.) arguably had her best game of the season boasting eight points, seven rebounds, and three steals.
The Eagles shot 36.9% from the floor (24-65), 33.3% from three-point land (6-18) and 28.6% at the free throw line (2-7). The Eagles tallied 33 rebounds, five assists, seven steals and one block.
The Eagles will remain on the road in Maine to face Thomas on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.