Lyndon earns second NAC Victory in win over Eagles

Lyndon earns second NAC Victory in win over Eagles

POULTNEY, Vt. – Aimee Thompson recorded 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Lyndon earned its second North Atlantic Conference victory with a convincing 72-32 decision over Green Mountain College Thursday.

Green Mountain (0-11, 0-6 NAC) led briefly, 4-2, within the first couple of minutes, but that lead would be short-lived as Lyndon (3-9, 2-5 NAC) scored nine consecutive points thereafter to take a lead it would not relinquish for the remainder of the game en route to victory.

The Hornets shot the ball at a 46.2 percent clip in the first half, while holding the Eagles to under 30 percent to take a 39-20 lead into the halftime break.

Thompson (Barnet, Vt.) scored six of her points and grabbed seven of her rebounds in the second half to help the Hornets outscore Green Mountain 33-12 in the second stanza. Defensively, the visitors played through a stretch where they did not allow a single point in over 10 minutes.

Lyndon was led by Thompson's double-double, but also received 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench from Brittney LaFreniere (Randolph, Vt.). Emily Gray (Quincy, Mass.) also contributed double figure scoring with her 12 points, which included two three-pointers.

Green Mountain was paced by Keelin Banks who led all scorers with 15 points while also adding nine rebounds and three assists. Torie Cowell supplemented the offense with eight points and 12 boards, while Amber Heath popped off the bench for seven points and four caroms.

Lyndon will entertain NAC foe Castleton on Saturday at 3 p.m.