Mariners, Eagles defeat Hornets

BANGOR, Maine – Sam Goda posted her ninth double-double of the season to lead Maine Maritime to a 64-56 win over Lyndon in North Atlantic Conference play Friday. Goda was one of four Mariners to finish in double figures in completing the season sweep of the Hornets.

Goda posted 14-points and 14 rebounds, securing 10 caroms in the first half. The Mariners' senior went 8-of-9 at the line and knocked down three shots from the floor. She also blocked four shots and assisted on three buckets.

Maggie Smith led all scorers with 17 points to go with seven rebounds. Leah Jackson posted a 10-point, 10-rebounds double-double, while Crystal Clark gave the Mariners 12 points from the bench.

Lyndon got 16 points from Donna Lawson (Irasburg, Vt.), while Naomi White (Danville, Vt.) recorded a double-double with 13 points and 11 boards. Lawson blocked a pair of shots and assisted on three more.

On Saturday afternoon, the Husson women's basketball team held off the Hornets 80-77 in a close at Newman Gymnasium. With the loss Lyndon ended its regular season with a conference mark of  7-11 and a record of 9-16 overall.
 
The Eagles had five players reach double digits, led by Brianna Hanscom who scored 20 points on the night while adding eight boards. Marissa Albert and Amanda Gifford contributed 16 points each with Gifford grabbing seven rebounds. Caitlyn Butterfield made her presence known with five assists, three rebounds, one steal and a blocked shot.

Lawson had an outstanding day owith a game-high 26 points and 14 rebounds. She went for a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line. Other key players for the Hornets were White and Chelsea Watson (Eliot, Maine). White chipped in 15 points, grabbed eight boards, and dished out seven assists while Watson tallied 11 points and three assists.

Seventh-seeded Lyndon returns to action on Tuesday, Feb. 21 when it travels to New London, N.H. to face second-seeded Colby-Sawyer College in the quarterfinal round of the NAC playoffs. Game time is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

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