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Lyndon pulls off weekend sweep

Lyndon pulls off weekend sweep

FARMINGTON, Maine - Lyndon upped its overall record to 4-6 and 3-2 in the North Atlantic Conference with a weekend sweep of Thomas and UMaine-Farmington.

On Friday, the Hornets stung Thomas College 82-72. Lyndon jumped out to an early lead on a Donna Lawson(Irasburg, Vt.) layup made at the 18:31 mark giving them a 4-2 lead that they would never relinquish. The Terriers chipped away at the Hornets lead throughout the half and with 13 seconds remaining Lindsay Fry  hit a three bringing the score to 42-35.

With time running out the momentum shifted right back to the visitors as Sarah Cornell (Lyndonville, Vt.) grabbed the board off a Naomi White (Danville, Vt.) three-point attempt and sent a layup through the hoop with less than one second left on the clock giving the Hornets a 44-35 lead.

Lawson finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots while White chipped in 11 points and nine rebounds. Danielle LaFont had an outstanding game Lyndon, pouring in 14 points to go along with eight rebounds and three assists. Chelsea Watson (Eliot, Maine) had a game-high four assists in the contest.

On Saturday, Lyndon shook off first-half struggles to score a 52-49 victory over the University of Maine at Farmington at Dearborn Gymnasium. White led Lyndon with 11 points with Dannika Dobrowski (Plainfield, Vt.) adding 10 points off the bench and Lawson contributing eight points and game-high 10 rebounds.

After shooting 12.5 percent (4-32) in the opening half, the Hornets found themselves down 22-16 at intermission and 35-28 with 12:18 left to go in the contest. On 45.7 percent (16-35) from the floor in the second half, Lyndon rallied to tie the game at 42-42 on a Jasmin Amaral (Westport, Mass.) steal-and-layup with 5:03 left in the game.

The two teams exchanged the lead and tied the score three times by a turnaround jumper by Lawson put the Hornet up 51-49 with 18 seconds to play. After a miss for the Beavers, LaFont hit the front end of a 1-and-1, but could not converted the second to give UMF a chance with two seconds remaining, but Watson hauled in the long inbound pass to seal the Hornets' 52-49 win.