The Husson University men's and women's basketball teams both bested the Thomas College Terriers in their conference opener in North Atlantic Conference play on Tuesday night.

The women's team picked up its first win of the season with a 71-47 victory in the first game of the double header.  Kenzie Worcester led the way for the Eagles with 23 points on 10 of 14 shooting from the field, while Sarah Bragg chipped in with 16 points.  Freshman Megan Peach logged a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, as the Eagles out rebounded the Terriers in the contest by a 53-39 tally.

The Eagles led by just one point after the first quarter and five at the halftime break.  Husson would however go on to outscore Thomas College 38-19 in the final 20 minutes of the contest for the victory.  The win gives Husson a perfect NAC conference record to start play, and the Eagles now sport a 1-2 overall record.

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Husson Men 74   Thomas 59: Senior captain Raheem Anderson had a quiet 16 points but he got lots of scoring help from teammates. Justin Martin dropped 17, freshman guard DJ Bussey added 14 and fellow freshman Kyanti Blyden had 10.

The Eagles were in control of this one most of the night, leading by 11 at the half and that lead ballooned to 20 a couple of times in the second half.

Husson improves to 3-0 (1-0 NAC).

The (1-3, 0-1 NAC) Terriers were led by John Morgan with 16 points

Both the men's and women's team will be back in NAC play this weekend as they host Maine Maritime Academy for a double header on Saturday afternoon.