LYNDON CENTER, Vt. – The Lyndon State College women's basketball team started the game off on an 11-0 run and never looked back against the University of Maine at Farmington Saturday, sealing the weekend 2-0 with a 74-66 victory in North Atlantic Conference play.
Gabrielle Foy drained in 18 points along with Faith Richard's season high of 16. Despite fouling out, Mikayla Hodge recorded her 8th double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.
The Hornets started out strong on an 11-0 run until Crocker hit one beyond the arc at the 6:56 mark. After the Hornets collected five more, the Beavers answered with five of their own making it 16-8. The Hornets would finish out the first stanza ahead 23-11.
The Hornets gained their largest lead of the game of 20 points at the 7:15 mark of the second quarter. The Beavers found themselves trailing 41-29 going into the second half.
A 6-0 boost brought the Beavers within six. After a free-throw and jumper by Marley Harmon (Buxton, Maine) and Alexis Britch (Essex Junction, Vt.), the Hornets were ahead 44-35. Defensive pressure helped the Beavers get within five at 44-39 at the 5:30 mark in the third quarter but the Hornets finished out the period on a 12-4 run for the 56-43 advantage.
The Hornets maintained momentum in the final leg and wrapped up the weekend with a 74-66 victory.
Lyndon (5-5, 3-3 NAC) travels to Maine for a weekend trip against Maine Maritime Academy and Husson University starting Friday, January 13th at 7:30 p.m.
UMF (2-8, 2-4 NAC) travels to Maine Maritime on Tuesday, January 10th.