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Hornets unable to recover from first half deficit in loss to Thomas

Hornets unable to recover from first half deficit in loss to Thomas

Waterville, ME - The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon men's basketball team fell behind Thomas College 14-2 at the start and never recovered, falling 93-69 in a North Atlantic Conference contest on Friday evening.  The Hornets fall to 2-7 on the season and 0-3 in NAC play, while the Terriers improve to 3-6 overall and 1-2 in conference.

After Zach Mackinnon opened the game with a layup for Thomas, Ricky Shuford (Prattville, AL) answered with a layup for Lyndon.  However Thomas would capitalize on six straight Lyndon turnovers to score 12 unanswered points and never look back.  Thomas maintained a 14-point halftime lead and extended it to as many as 29 in the second half before settling for the 24 point win.

Demetris Webster topped four double figure scorers for the Terriers, finishing with 20 points.  Lovegeurson Fleurine posted a double double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, while Jordan Goodson and Mackinnon also hit double figures with 16 and 10 respectively.  Zach Falkenburg (Kirkville, NY) posted a career high 26 points to lead Lyndon.  Jahleel Gabriel (Springfield, MA) and Corey Frost ( Hamden, CT) chipped in 11 and ten points respectively.

Thomas connected on 40 of 73 shots (54.8%), including nine of 21 (42.9%) from behind the arc.  The Hornets made 26 of 58 (44.8%) field goal attempts, including seven of 22 (31.8%) from distance.  Thomas held a 40-29 rebounding advantage and forced 24 Lyndon turnovers while turning it over 15 times themselves.

The Hornets return to the court on Saturday afternoon when they complete their Maine trip with a 1:00 pm tip-off at UMaine-Farmington.