Hornets get stung on Senior Night

Hornets get stung on Senior Night

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. - Lyndon's chances at earning a berth in the upcoming North Atlantic Conference playoffs came to an end Thursday as the Colby-Sawyer defeated the Hornets 63-43.

The Lyndon women's basketball program said farewell to three seniors as before the game the Emily Gray (Quincy, Mass.), Emily Slayton (Jefferson, Vt.) and Britney Geoffrey (Derby Line, Vt.) were honored by Head Coach Vinnie Maloney.

"It's a great group of women that we have and get to know," he said. "It has been a struggle the past four years like a roller coaster but it was fun. They all said their favorite memory was their sophomore year when they went to Norwich and played the game of their lives beating the Cadets on their home court."
    
The game was close with Lyndon trailing 28-22 at half. At the beginning of the second half the Hornets shot past the Chargers, taking a lead of 30-28. That advantage proved to be short-lived when the Hornets did not hit a basket for five minutes.

At that time Colby-Sawyer fought its way back and managed to build a 10-point lead by. That lead would build as the Hornet's found them in foul trouble late in the contest.

Makayla Hodge (Newbury, Vt.) led the Lyndon with eight points, five rebounds and five blocks. Alison Brown (Monroe, N.H.), who hit a very important three that gave Lyndon its first lead of the night, tallied six points on the night and Slayton had six assists on the night.

Kelsey Cahill led the Chargers with 13 points, seven rebounds and one block while Kristin Mills collected 10 points, five steals and eight rebounds. Kelsey Bragdon also scored in double-digits scoring 11 points on the night.

With the loss Lyndon falls to 7-17 on the season and 6 -11 in the North Atlantic Conference. The Chargers are 13-10 on the season and 11-6 in conference play.

The Hornet's will end their season on the road this Saturday against New England College. Tip- off is at 3pm.

By Michael Desmond, Sports Information Assistant