December 1, 2011

Lyndon rally falls short in NAC opener

NEW LONDON, N.H. – In its first ever North Atlantic Conference contest, the Colby-Sawyer men's basketball team defeated Lyndon State, 83-74 at the Hogan Sports Center.

Will Bardaglio led the Chargers with 21 points on 6-9 shooting. All of his makes came via the three-pointer. James Tobin chipped in 17 points on 7-9 shooting. Koang Thok and Corey Willis were the other players to reach double-figures with 12 and 10, respectively.

Lyndon's Ben Sackett (Lyndonville, Vt.) led all players with 25 points. Asa Smith (Cheltenham, Md.) recorded 19 points, while Jason Gray (East Thetford, Vt.) added 15 points and a game-high eight rebounds.

The Chargers, who led by as much as 24 in the first half, made 10-19 three point attempts. Bardaglio and Thok were the only two players to reach double-figures in the frame with 12 and 10, respectively. Colby-Sawyer also benefited from 15 Lyndon turnovers and turned them into 20 points. 

Trailing 50-34 entering the second, Lyndon showed signs of a comeback as they continued to chip away. With 4:30 left to play, the Hornets came within six points of the home team, but could not get any closer as Colby-Sawyer knocked down free throws to ice the game late.

The Chargers shot 48.4% from the floor, which included 14-30 from beyond the arc. Lyndon attempted 27 free throws, but only made 15 in the loss.