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Hornet men rally in the second half but fall short at Colby-Sawyer

Hornet men rally in the second half but fall short at Colby-Sawyer

New London, NH - Facing a big halftime deficit, the Northern Vermont University-Lyndon men's basketball team outscored Colby-Sayer College 49-32 in the second half.  It wasn't enough, however, as the host Chargers came away with an 87-75 non-conference win.  The Hornets fall to 2-9 with the loss, while the Chargers improve to 6-2 on the season.

Colby-Sawyer capitalized on 17 first half Hornet turnovers, resulting in 20 points, and sprinted out to a 55-26 halftime advantage.  Lyndon rallied after intermission, however, and narrowed the gap to 12 by the final buzzer.  The Chargers converted 32 of 65 (49.2%) field goal attempts for the game, including six of 15 from three point range.  Meanwhile, the Hornets rebounded from a poor shooting opening half to shoot 51% in the second stanza and finish 25 of 60 (41.7%).  Lyndon struggled to find the range from three, going only five for 21 (23.8%) behind the arc.  The Chargers held a 41-33 rebounding advantage and committed 22 turnovers to 24 for Lyndon.

Dana Bean led the Chargers with 22 points, eight rebounds, and foru blocked shots.  Patrick Cofey added 20 points, and Jourdain Bell chipped in 19.  Zach Falkenburg (Kirkville, NY) led the Hornets and matched Bean for game high, finishing with 22 points.  Kevin Love (Bristol, CT) and Damon Denteh (Jamaica, NY) also reached double figures with 13 and ten points respectively.

The Hornets are now off until January 3rd, when they host Eastern Nazarene College in a 3:00 pm tip-off.