WATERVILLE, MAINE – Lyndon State College (3-7, 2-3 NAC) hit the road and faced the Thomas Terriers (2-9, 1-4 NAC) Friday night, taking their second North Atlantic Conference win of the season, outscoring the hosts 55-47.
The Terriers got on the board first with a pair of layups by Katie McAllister (Pittston, Maine) and Kelly Macomber (West Gardiner, Maine). The Hornets' Mikayla Hodge (Newbury, Vt.) notched the team's first points with a jumper off the glass. The Terriers continued to hold the lead until the 7:14 mark when Victoria Carlson (East Haven, Conn.) hit a three pointer to tie it up at 10-10. Both teams swapped baskets before ending the first quarter 12-12.
The Hornets came out strong offensively in the second quarter with a 10-2 run to lead 22-14 with 7:00 to play before halftime. Allison Brown (Monroe, N.H.) rallied in 8 of her 10 points in the second quarter, as the Hornets finished the first half up 29-18.
Neither team was able to get on track offensively coming out of the break as the first point of the quarter didn't come until the Hornets' Abby Salvadore (Portsmouth, N.H.) sank a free throw at the 4:30 mark. Taylor Johnson (Skowhegan, Maine) then drained a three-pointer to cut the lead to 30-21 but Hodge responded with five straight points and Salvadore added a layup to push the lead to 37-21 with 45 seconds to play in the third. Jordan Agger-Barnes (South Portland, Maine) added a pair of free throws before Salvadore ended the quarter with a jump shot at the buzzer, taking a 39-23 lead into the final quarter.
Despite being down 16 points at the start of the fourth quarter, the Terriers did not back down. The hosts outscored the Hornets 24-16 in the last stanza, coming within five with 37 seconds left. The Hornets prevailed though, finishing with a 55-47 win.
The Hornets were led by Hodge with a double-double, finishing the night with an impressive 18 points and 18 rebounds. Brown pitched in 10 points and 4 rebounds along with Salvadore's 8 points and 8 rebounds.
For the Terriers, McAllister led offensively with 14 points and 2 rebounds. Agger-Barnes contributed 11 points and 4 rebounds.
The Hornets face-off against the University of Maine-Farmington at 1:00PM tomorrow, Saturday, January 9th.
The Terriers host Johnson State College with a 1:00PM tip-off tomorrow as well.