November 20, 2010

Lyndon earns split at Endicott Tournament

BEVERLY, Mass.  –  Naomi White (Danville, Vt.) and Donna Lawson (Irasburg, Vt.) tossed in 21 points each to propel Lyndon to a 66-52 victory over Newbury College in the consolation game of the Endicott Tip-off.

Lawson collected a game-high 13 rebounds for the Hornets while Stephanie Barclay (Barre, Vt.) and Shauna Buck (Newport Center, Vt.) chipped in six assists and four steals, respectively. White and Buck also had seven rebounds each in the contest. For Newbury, Jalisa Fields recroded a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds, and Shayla White added 15 points, three assists and two steals.

On Friday, the Endicott women's basketball team jumped out to a 17-0 lead and never looked back, defeating visiting Lyndon 84-20 in the first round of the Endicott Tip-off at MacDonald Gymnasium. Ashley Wright scored a career-high 28 points, including 20 in the first half, to lead all scorers.  The senior guard chipped in five steals and four three-pointers in just 15 minutes of action. All 15 members of the Blue and Green saw action on the night while 12 put their name in the scoring column.

Endicott exploded for 17 unanswered points to start the game before a Lawson jump shot put the Hornets on the board with 16:14 remaining. Wright accounted for much of the offense early, tallying 17 of Endicott's first 21 points of the game. She finished 9-for-13 from the floor including four-of-seven from long range. Jordan Ferland's first collegiate basket made it 32-7 with 8:50 remaining in the half.

The Gulls led by as many as 33 in the first frame and took a 40-11 lead into the break.Samantha Crough chipped in eight first half points and finished with 18 points off the bench on 8-of-11 shooting. Endicott continued to increase its lead throughout the second half as a number players made contributions. Heather Moody nailed a three-pointer and added a layup to finish with five points. Julie Manning pulled down five rebounds in nine minutes of action while Ferland chipped in five steals.

Nicole Heffernan and Jen McBrien each tallied five assists in the win. Cate Cullen recorded a career-high five steals for the hosts. Endicott scored 38 points off 38 turnovers and outscored the Hornets 40-8 in the paint. The Gulls also held a 42-9 advantage in bench scoring.
 
Lyndon State was led by four points each by Barclay and Morgan Diltz (Moultonboro, N.H.). Lawson pulled down 10 rebounds for the Hornets.