Women Advance To Saturday, Play #2 UMA In YSCC Semis

Sophomore Alicia Ruth.
Sophomore Alicia Ruth.

CONCORD, N.H.—The Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) women's basketball team defeated the Knights from Vermont Technical College (VTC) for the third time this season 53-34 in the Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) quarter-final round at NHTI on Thursday, Feb. 15.

SMCC outscored the opponent in all four quarters, but gained its separation in the second quarter by limiting the Knights to a mere four points and posting 19 on the offensive end—five from both Jordan Farquharson (Ryegate, Vt.) and Emily Emerson (Topsham, Vt.)

First-year Amanda Brett (Portland, Maine) finished as the game's high scorer with 12 points on 5-8 shooting. Farquharson and first-year Grace Kariotis (New Gloucester, Maine) combined for 20 points, Kariotis contributing two three-pointers.

The Knights conclude their season at 8-22 overall.

The Lady SeaWolves will match up with the #2 Moose from the University of Maine at Augusta in seek of their 20th win of the season in the semi-final slate on Saturday, Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. WATCH: https://www.nsnsports.net

SMCC split with UMA in two regular season meetings, both games determined by a six-point spread or less. A win over the Moose in the rubber match will push the SeaWolves to the championship game on Sunday, Feb. 18 to take on the winner of #1 Central Maine Community College vs. #4 NHTI.

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