Lyndon women face Farmington in NAC playoffs

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. - By virtue of their final record of 7-7 in the North Atlantic Conference, the Lyndon women's basketball program has earned the No. 5 seed in the upcoming NAC playoffs.

The Hornets will travel to Farmington, Maine on Tuesday to battle the University of Maine at Farmington - the tourney's No. 4 seed - at 6 p.m. for the right to advance to the conference's  semifinal round. That contest will be held on Friday at Husson University in Bangor, Maine at a time yet to be determined.

Earlier this season, Lyndon defeated the Beavers 73-66 at Stannard Gymnasium on Saturday, Jan. 22. UMaine-Farmington returned the favor on it home floor two weeks later, topping the Hornets by a score of 69-48.

Sophomore forward Donna Lawson leads Lyndon in scoring and rebounding with averages of 17.3 (399) and 10.5 (242), respectively, while shooting a team-high .409 (160-391) from the floor. She also has a team-leading 23 blocked shots. Junior forward Naomi White is averaging a respectable 13.1 points per game and tops the squad in free throw percentage with a mark of .793 (111-140).

Freshman guard Ariel McConkey is scoring at a 10.5 points-per-game clip while fellow frosh Maisie Sanchez is connecting on .417 (10-24) of her three-point attempts. Junior guard Stephanie Barclay is tops on the squad in assists with 65 and senior guard Shauna Buck leads the team in steals with 75.