Hornets fly past Eagles

Hornets fly past Eagles

POULTNEY, Vt. – Lyndon's Emily Gray scored 15 points and teammate Marley Harmon grabbed a game-high 13 rebounds as the Hornets bested Green Mountain College 58-41 in North Atlantic Conference women's basketball action on Tuesday night.

Both teams were very sluggish offensively to start the game as Lyndon (2-15, 2-10) held a mere 7-6 lead halfway through the opening stanza.  The Hornets found their offensive groove as the half continued and shot 33.3 percent from the field to just 17.2 for Green Mountain en route to a 31-17 halftime lead.

Green Mountain (1-16, 0-13 NAC) shot better from the field in the second half, but the first half lead proved insurmountable as the Eagles fell to the Hornets for the second time this season.

Lyndon's deeper bench helped spell its starters as the Hornet reserves outscored the Eagle reserves 22-5. Otherwise the two teams matched up evenly statistically throughout the other facets of the game.

Providing Gray (Quincy, Mass.) with support offensively was guard Chelsea Watson (Eliot, Maine) who netted nine while Harmon (Buxton, Maine) popped in seven points off the bench.  All but one player would register at least two points in Lyndon's balanced attack. Gray stepped up defensively recording four steals while Emily Strese (Gilmanton, N.H.) thieved three errant passes.

Leading the way for Green Mountain was forward Torie Cowell who registered her third double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds.  Guard Amber Heath was the only other Eagle to register double-digit points as she scored 12 to go with her four boards and two steals. Virginia Anderson pulled down a team-high 11 boards for the Eagles.