January 12, 2013

Lyndon loses to Maine Maritime, Husson

CASTINE, Maine - Maine Maritime won its second-straight game with a 53-41 win over Lyndon in North Atlantic Conference women's basketball action over the weekend. Bekah Campbell led Maine Maritime with a game-high 17 points and Courtney Dufour added 14. Leah Jackson pulled a game-high 10 boards and Campbell had seven rebounds.

Emily Gray (Quincy, Mass.) paced the Hornets with 14 points and Donna Lawson (Irasburg, Vt.) added 10. Aimee Thompson (Barnet, Vt.) grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. The loss drops the Hornets fell to 4-9 overall and 2-6 in NAC play.

The Mariners broke a 9-9 tie early in the first half, with a three by Casey Everest and a layup and free throw by Campbell, to lead 15-9 with 9:21 left in the opener. A trey by Gray four minutes later put the Hornets within two, 16-14, with 5:47 left.

Maine Maritime answered with an 8-2 scoring run -- five by Dufour, two from Devyn Curless-Clark and one from Mary Badeen -- to go ahead 24-16 with 2:57 remaining. A free throw, and three at the buzzer, by Gray got Lyndon State within four, 24-20, at halftime.

Lyndon made it 31-30 early in the second half on Lawson's layup at 16:22. Maine Maritime answered with a 10-0 run, six by Campbell and three from Dufour and one from Everest, to take a 41-31 lead with 12:24 remaining in the game.

The Hornets got as close as five, 41-36, on a Britney Geoffrey layup at 6:51 but wouldn't get any closer. The Mariners led by as much 14 the remainder of the game.

Friday evening, the Husson women's basketball team picked up their second NAC win in a row at Newman Gymnasium, defeating the Lyndon 62-57.

The Eagles went on a 16-4 run to open the first half and the held the lead for the rest of the half. The Hornets brought it within two points at 27-25 with 2:16 left in the half, but Chrissy Larrabee put away a jumper to expand the Eagles lead to four at the half. Larrabee put away 8 points in the first half and 11 on the night, but three of her Eagles teammates put away even bigger scoring numbers.

The second half saw a much closer match between the two teams. The Hornets hacked away at the Eagles' lead, finding themselves with a 45-45 tie game with 6:49 left to play and 49-49 with 5:23 remaining. Comstock, McIntyre, and Murray put points on the board to bring the Husson lead to 5, and the Eagles never lost the lead again, closing out the game 62-57.

Stephanie Comstock scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Kelli Murray put up 11 points and snatched six rebounds, while Victoria McIntyre had 12 points and eight rebounds for the game.

For the Hornets, Lawson scored a team-high 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for the game's only double-double performance. Thompson added an additional 10 points for Lyndon.