Anchorwomen deal loss to Hornets

Anchorwomen deal loss to Hornets

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Lyndon State College women's basketball team travelled to Rhode Island College Tuesday night for a non-conference contest, falling 61-48.

Junior Mikayla Hodge (Newbury, Vt.) recorded her third-straight double-double with 16 points and 16 rebounds for the Hornets.  Junior Gabrielle Foy (Wilton, Maine) paced the offense with 22 points and added five rebounds.  Freshman Alissa Mitchell () grabbed 10 rebounds, made five steals, blocked two shots, dished three assists, and tallied four points.

Alex Moore (West Newbury, Mass.) led all scorers with 24 points while adding 12 rebounds and seven assists for the Anchorwomen.  Molly Phillips (Cranston, R.I.) added 10 points and five rebounds while Jessa Rubera (Newton, Mass.) was also in double-figures with 10 points.

RIC jumped out to the early lead and held the 9-2 advantage on a three-pointer by Moore with 5:24 left in the first quarter.  The Anchorwomen held a 13-8 advantage after the first quarter.

Lyndon chipped away at the lead throughout the second quarter and trailed by just four points when a free throw by Foy with 2:35 left on the clock made the score 25-21.  RIC responded and closed out the half on a 7-0 run, to give the Anchorwomen their largest lead of the contest, 32-21 heading into the locker room at halftime.  Moore notched 10 first-half points for RIC, while Foy registered 10 in the stanza for Lyndon.

The visiting Hornets cut the RIC lead to just three points, 40-37, on a three-pointer by Foy with 2:11 left in the third quarter.  That would be as close as the Hornets would get as RIC took a 44-39 lead after three quarters of play.

The Anchorwomen regained their double-digit advantage early in the fourth quarter as a three-pointer by Moore gave the team a 49-39 lead with 8:44 left in regulation.  RIC led by as many as 15 points down the stretch before taking the 61-48 victory.

Lyndon (1-2) will host Plymouth St. Thursday night at 7:30 p.m.

Rhode Island College (3-3) will play at Johnson & Wales on Thursday at 7:00 p.m.