CASTLETON, Vt. – Lyndon's women's basketball team traveled down to southern Vermont to face off against Castleton on Thursday evening, dropping the contest 72-34 at Glenbrook Gym.
The Spartans shot 39.7 percent from the floor, including 36.4 percent from three-point range to improve to 19-5 and 14-3 in the conference. Castleton held Lyndon to just 28.6 percent shooting, while allowing just one three-point field goal all game long on 10 Hornet attempts. Lyndon won the rebounding battle, however, holding a 40-36 edge in the game but turned the ball over 33 times in dropping to 4-19 and 3-13 in the North Atlantic Conference.
Bryanna DuPont had a career-high 21 points while pulling down eight rebounds and swiping four steals with two assists. Bethany Lanfear also set a new career-high by scoring 10 points off the bench.
Mikayla Hodge (Newbury, Vt.) led the Hornets, scoring 10 points and pulling in seven rebounds on the day. Allison Brown (Monroe, N.H.) was another top-performer for Lyndon, netting eight points and six rebounds in the game.
Lyndon jumped out to an early lead, scoring the first seven points of the contest over a span of 5:30. Castleton got on the board with 4:30 remaining in the quarter, when Desroches buried a three. After a Hornet turnover with just seven seconds to play in the opening frame, Desroches drove the lane and hit a layup to draw things even at 9-9 at the end of the first quarter.
Castleton began to pull away in the second quarter, opening the frame on a 14-0 run to go up 23-9 with less than four minutes to play in the half. After Brown converted on a three-point play opportunity, the Spartans closed the half on an 11-0 run to take a 34-12 lead into the locker room.
The Spartans continued to roll in the second half, shooting 42.4 percent from the floor and outscoring the opposition 38-22 and making all six of their free throws in the final 20 minutes. Castleton's bench was effective in the game, combining for 32 points in the victory, including four three-point field goals in the fourth.
Lyndon wraps up their season against Green Mountain College on Saturday, February 20th at 1:00 p.m. where their seniors, Aimee Thompson and Allison Brown, will be recognized.
The Spartans are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Johnson St. to close out the regular season. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.