Auburn, ME - It is not very often that at this point in the season an undefeated team ranked in the top-5 nationally walks into Kirk Hall, and the fans came out to catch all of the action. In front of a sell out crowd, the top ranked Lady Mustangs pulled away from 4th ranked and previously undefeated Southern Maine Community College for the 66-53 win. Despite trailing after the first quarter (11-10), CM gathered the lead quickly in the 2nd quarter, never giving it up again.
Jordyn Reynolds (Poland, ME) dominated play to the tune of 18 points, 14 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 2 steals while shooting 61.5% from the floor. Despite playing only 5-minutes in the first half and 16-minutes total due to foul trouble, Alex Bessey (Jay, ME) raced to 14 points and really helped push the tempo for the Mustangs. Natalie Thurber (Wells, ME) was the third player in double-figures, hitting for 11 points.
Kristen Huntress (Harrison, ME) and Brooke Reynolds (Poland, ME) were tenacious all evening. While they both connected for just 5 points a piece, Huntress tallied 4 rebounds and 4 assists while drawing an offensive foul. Reynolds recorded 8 rebounds, 6 steals, and 3 assists. Sierra Wallace (Phippsburg, ME) and Cagney O'Brien (Newcastle, ME) had great rotations off the bench for the Lady Mustangs.
CM held the Seawolves to zero field goals in the 4th quarter, limiting them to just 5 points off of foul shots while also forcing 7 turnovers in the quarter. Both teams shot dismal from the foul line, but the Lady Mustangs dominated the paint, out-rebounding SMCC by +18.
Amanda Brett led the Seawolves with a game-high 19 points.
With the win CM improves to 12-1 overall and 8-0 in the Yankee Small College Conference. They will be back in action on Saturday when they travel to Newport, RI to take on Navy Prep in their final game of the first semester.