Strong Start Not Enough for Lyndon

Strong Start Not Enough for Lyndon

Lyndon Center, VT – The Lyndon State College Women's Basketball team had a strong start against Wheelock College, but a furious second half from the visitors lead to a 81-73 Wildcat win.

Coming into this contest, the Wildcat's Michelle Woods (Wilmington, Mass.) was 27 points away from hitting the 1,000 mark.  She came within 3, leading her team with 24 points, 3 rebounds.  Kayla Corshia (Medway, Mass.) had 20 points, 10 rebounds while Katie Walsh (East Islip, N.Y.) added 18 points, 6 rebounds.

With the return of the Hornet's Aimee Thompson (Barnet, Vt.), she recorded a double-double: 10 points, 11 rebounds.  Brittney LaFreniere (Randolph, Vt.) and Allison Brown (Monroe, N.H.) also contributed with 13 points, 3 rebounds and 12 points, 6 rebounds, respectively.

The Hornets came out hot in the first quarter going on a 7-0 run until the Wildcats could answer back with a jump-shot by Walsh.  Shooting 50% from the field, the Hornets ended the quarter 20-10.

The Hornets continued to hold onto their lead as each team swapped baskets until the Wildcats hit four threes with two minutes remaining in the second quarter.  The Wildcats answered 24 points to the Hornet's 11 ending the first half 34-31, Wildcats leading. 

Going into the second half the tide had turned as the Wildcats were now up by three.  This did not discourage the Hornets as they fought back.  With Brown being fouled on a three-point attempt she approached the free-throw line depositing all three, bringing the Hornets within one.  The Hornets then took the lead until the Wildcats tied it up at 53-53 and took the lead back, ending the third quarter 60-55.

The Wildcats went on a 10-0 run until LaFreniere banked in a jump-shot.  At the 6:10 mark, the Wildcats led by as much as 16 points.  The Hornets were able to bring the gap down to six; however, it was not enough to edge the Wildcats, dropping the contest 81-73.

The Hornets will not return to the court until Thursday, December 3rd at 5:30PM when they travel to Plymouth State.  The Wildcats will be traveling to Simmons College this Tuesday, November 24th at 7:00PM.