HENNIKER, N.H. – New England College's Kayla Lawlor finished with a game-high 28 points lifting the Pilgrims past the visiting Lyndon 56-50. With the win the Pilgrims improve to 6-1 overall and 2-0 in North Atlantic Conference play. The loss drops the Hornets to 1-3 on the season and 0-2 in the NAC.
The two teams would battle evenly through much of the opening half before the Pilgrims would use an 8-2 run to grab their largest lead of the half up 18-10 with 7:30 remaining. The Hornets would battle back knotting the game at 20-20 with five minutes to play but NEC would close out the half on a 7-2 run to head into halftime up 27-22.
NEC would build their largest lead of the afternoon up 14 midway through the second half but Lyndon would battle back again cutting the deficit to two trailing 52-50 with 55 seconds remaining in regulation. NEC's Lawlor would come up huge in the final minute scoring the final six Pilgrim points to solidify the 56-50 victory.
NEC's Taylor Burgess was the only other Pilgrim to score in double figures finishing with 15 points and a team-high eight rebounds.
Leading the way for Lyndon was Donna Lawson (Irasburg, Vt.) who recorded a double-double finishing with 10 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Lyndon's Dannika Dobrowski (Plainfield, Vt.) chipped in a team-high 12 points.