LYNDON CENTER, Vt. – Kayla Lawlor had 17 points to lead New England College to a 66-44 North Atlantic Conference win over Lyndon Thursday at Stannard Gymnasium.
Saddled with foul trouble for most of the contest, Lawlor scored 12 second-half points to give the Pilgrims their sixth victory of the season and first in the NAC. The Hornets fall to 1-6 overall and 1-1 in league play.
Lyndon managed to hang around for the first half, holding New England to 22 percent shooting from the floor, but 20 turnovers in the opening 20 minutes of play prevent the hosts from gaining the momentum needed to erase the Pilgrim and lead get back into the game.
Taylor Burgess had 11 points, nine rebounds, one assists and two steals for New England and Allison Beck contributed 10 points, three rebounds and one steal off the bench.
Emily Gray (Quincy, Mass.) led the Hornets with 13 points and three rebounds while Abby Salvadore (portsmouth, N.H.) and Marley Harmon (Buxton, Maine) added a team-high two assists and nine rebounds, respectively.
Lyndon return to the court Saturday when it battles Colby-Sawyer College on the road at 1 p.m.