LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — Thomas used a late 15-2 run to force overtime and outscored Lyndon 8-5 in the extra frame to record a hard-fought 75-72 North Atlantic Conference victory at Stannard Gymnasium.
Trailing by 13 with 4:23 left to play; the Terriers chipped away at the deficit and managed to tie the score at 67-67 on two free throws by Elizabeth Goodall with 18 seconds left to play. In overtime, Lindsay Fry buried a three-pointer from the left wing 13 seconds in to give Thomas the lead for good.
Free throws in the final minute of play by Karin Bird and Ashley Matchett gave the Terriers a three-point lead with 9.6 remaining, giving the Hornets one last shot at sending the contest to double-overtime. However, on the ensuing play, Danielle LaFont's heavily-contested three-point attempt was partially blocked allowing Thomas (5-17, 5-11) to walk off with the win.
Bird led the way with 25 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three steals while Fry and Jasmine Bishop chipped in 13 points each. Goodall finished the game with a total of eight points, 12 rebounds and two steals.
For Lyndon, Naomi White (Danville, Vt.) had 22 points, 19 rebounds and three assists and Donna Lawson (Irasburg, Vt.) had 17 points and six rebounds. Chelsea Watson (Eliot, Maine) collected three steals for Lyndon, who fell to 8-14 overall and 6-9 in NAC play.