Hornets Suffer Loss in Conference Opener

Hornets Suffer Loss in Conference Opener

NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Lyndon State College women's basketball team started North Atlantic Conference play against Colby-Sawyer College Saturday afternoon, dropping the contest 63-44.

Lyndon was led by the conference's leading scorer Mikayla Hodge (Newbury, Vt.). The center had a team highs of 13 points, nine rebounds and four blocks. Guard Gabby Foy (Wilton, Maine) was the second Hornet to reach double figures with 10 points. Alissa Mitchell (Milton, N.H.) chipped in seven points, eight rebounds and four assists.

Lexie Hamilton (Sunapee, N.H.) scored a game-high 18 points with seven assists and six rebounds for the Chargers. Lexi Iannone (North Haven, Conn.) scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds.

Colby-Sawyer opened the game with an 8-2 run capped by a Hamilton trey. Lyndon responded with seven straight points, with five being from Foy, to take a 9-8 lead mid-way through the first quarter. Colby-Sawyer held the Hornets scoreless for the final 4:57 of the frame and used a 10-0 run to end the first 18-9.

The Chargers scored 18 points again in the second quarter and pushed their advantage to 21 after a Morgan Fogg (Sanford, Maine) jumper with 2:22 left in the half. The Hornets would score the final five points of the half on a layup from Marley Harmon (Buxton, Maine) and a three-point play from Mitchell. Colby-Sawyer led 36-20 after two.

The home team held a comfortable advantage throughout the third quarter and scored 10 of its 15 points in the paint. Lyndon received buckets from five different players for 12 points, but trailed 51-32 after three.

Each team scored 12 points in the fourth quarter as Colby-Sawyer went on for the 63-44 victory.

Lyndon drops to 2-3 overall and 0-1 in conference action. The Hornets will host Green Mountain on Thursday with a 7:30 p.m. tip.

The Chargers improve to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the NAC. Colby-Sawyer will travel to Middlebury on Tuesday.