Lawson powers Lyndon past Husson

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. — Donna Lawson made her final home game in a Lyndon uniform a memorable one, scoring 29 points, grabbing 11 rebounds and blocking four shots in the Hornets' 74-70 North Atlantic Conference victory over Husson University Saturday.

The senior from Irasburg, Vt. tallied 19 points by halftime as Lyndon (8-17, 6-12) took a 41-35 advantage at intermission. The second-half was a see-saw affair that saw the Eagles (8-16, 8-10) take a 63-62 lead with 2:30 left to play. Two free throws by Lawson with 30.1 second remaining sealed the win and sent the Hornets on to their eighth win of the season.

Chelsea Watson (Eliot, Maine) had 10 points, four assists and five steals for the Hornets while Aimee Thompson (Barnet, Vt.) contributed a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Kelli Murray had 16 points, eight assists and three steals for the Eagles and Stephanie Comstock chipped in 22 points, seven rebounds and two steals off the bench. Victoria McIntyre had 10 points and three steals in the loss and teammate Chrissy Larabee collected a team-high eight rebounds.

Lyndon returns to action on Tuesday when it travels to New London, N.H. to face second-seed Colby-Sawyer in the quarterfinal round of the NAC playoffs. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.