Hornets sting Eagles

Hornets sting Eagles

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. – The Lyndon State College women's basketball team defeated Green Mountain 76-37 Tuesday at Stannard Gymnasium. The Hornets were all over the Eagles from tip-off, scoring the first 11 points of the game.

It took Green Mountain six minutes to score their first basket of the game. At half time the Hornets led 34-12.

Allison Brown (Monroe, N.H.) led all scorers with 15 points and had three assists in the game. Lyndon Head Coach Vinnie Maloney was very pleased on how well Brown hit her shots in the field. She hit seven of 10 shots she took in the game.

Mikayla Hodge (Newbury, Vt.) had 11 rebounds and six points on the night while Aimee Thompson (Barnet, Vt.) collected 10 rebounds and nine points. Abby Salvadore (Portsmouth, N.H.) had 14 points and four assists in the win.  

"I thought the team played alright in spurts," said Maloney. "We need to play better defense and crash the boards for rebounds. We cannot let teams take untested shots if we want this two game winning streak to continue."

Allison Wadsworth led Green Mountain with 13 points. Torie Cowell had a team-high 13 rebounds to go with 11 points on the night. The Eagles shot 23 percent from the field.

The Hornets are now 5-14 overall and 4-8 in the North Atlantic Conference. Green Mountain fell to 0-18 on the season and 0-13 in the NAC.

Lyndon is hoping to continue their winning ways Friday when they travel to Farmington, Maine to battle the University of Maine at Farmington. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.

By MICHAEL DESMOND, Sports Information Assistant