WATERVILLE, Maine – The Lyndon State College women's basketball team had a fourth-quarter comeback thwarted Saturday afternoon, falling to Thomas College 65-58 in a North Atlantic Conference showdown.
Gabrielle Foy (Wilton, Maine) led the Hornet (7-11, 4-8 NAC) offense with 19 points and eight boards while Mikayla Hodge (Newbury, Vt.) finished with a double-double at 17 points and 13 rebounds. Alissa Mitchell (Milton, N.H.) added nine points.
Amira Jones finished with a game-high 23 points and hauled in four rebounds for the Terriers (6-13, 3-9 NAC). Karli Stubbs picked up 15 points on five three-pointers while Malorie Weaver neared a double-double with nine points and eight rebounds.
Both teams opened the game struggling from the floor as the Hornets shot 5-for-17 and the Terriers 5-for-14 in the first quarter. Six straight points to end the quarter gave Thomas a 13-12 lead after the first.
The Terriers opened up the second stanza with a 9-0 run for the 22-12 lead. The offensive struggles continued for the Hornets as only posted eight points in the quarter, going into the break down 32-20.
In the third quarter, Foy netted ten of her team's 21 points on 4-of-6 shooting to bring Lyndon within ten going into the final frame. Malorie Weaver paced the Terriers with nine points in the quarter.
Lyndon opened up the final quarter with eight straight points to close the gap to 51-49. Unfortunately, that was as close as the Hornets would get as Jones answered with six straight points as the Terriers held on for the 65-58 victory.
The Hornets host Husson on Friday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. as the Terriers travel to Castleton at the same date and time.