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Husson defeats Lyndon

Husson defeats Lyndon

BANGOR, Maine – Husson faced Lyndon on Friday evening at Newman Gymnasium in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) match-up and the Eagles used above-average shooting and relentless defense to shut down the Hornets, 66-43. With the win, Husson improves to 11-11 (9-5 NAC). Lyndon State falls to 3-17 (3-12 NAC).

Husson jumped out to a 9-3 lead in the first five minutes and continued to extend their lead throughout the first half. The Eagles led by as much as 20 points (30-10) with minutes left on the clock and carried a 34-14 lead into the half. In the opening half, Husson shot 51.7 percent from the field to Lyndon's 15 percent. Rebecca Young led the Eagles with 10 first half points, and Samira Cruz had eight first half rebounds. Chelsea Watson (Eliot, Maine) scored eight points for the Hornets.

The Eagles continued to control the game in the second half. With ten minutes remaining, the hosts led 52-24, and they held a 62-32 advantage with five minutes remaining. The Hornets could not muster a comeback and fell 66-43.

A number of Husson players contributed to the win, with every player contributing minutes. Young finished the day with a game-high 13 points, and Amanda Johnson added nine of her own. Cruz put up nine points and tied for a game-high eight rebounds. Chandler Guerrette grabbed five rebounds and a game-high four steals for Husson.

Watson was the leading scorer for Lyndon with 12 points on the day, and Drew Neal (Glover, Vt.) added 11 points. Chelsea Bagley (Wallingford, Vt.) tied for a game-high eight rebounds.