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Hornets sting Falcons

Hornets sting Falcons

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. – Lyndon recorded its second victory of the season Sunday with a lopsided 86-36 non-conference victory over Fisher Sunday at Stannard Gymnasium.

With the win, Lyndon improves to 2-9 while the Falcons fall to 1-12.

"We were much more mentally and physically focused today," said Lyndon Head Coach Vinnie Maloney. "We're a young team and we need someone to take control. We needed a win and today we deserved to get one."

Mikayla Hodge (Newbury, Vt.) had her second-straight double-double in as many days while teammate Aimee Thompson (Barnet, Vt.) added 14 points and five rebounds. Abby Salvadore (portsmouth, N.H.) had 11 points, six rebounds, three assists, four steals and two blocked shots and Brittney LaFreniere (Randolph, Vt.) added 10 points and six rebounds.

Marley Harmon (Buxton, Maine) came off the bench to score eight points and grab 12 rebounds.

Murphy Carroll was the lone Falcon in double-figures with 15 points. Christine Briggs pulled down a team-high eight rebounds and had two steals in the contest.
Fisher shot a dismal 23 percent from the field in the opening half and ran into significant foul trouble in the second half. The Hornets, behind a balanced scoring attack led 38-20 at intermission and poured it on in the second half to walk off with the win.

"We ran our offense well," said Maloney. "We've been a little helter-skelter lately, but this is something we can build on. If we can keep our focus for 40 minutes things we change. We simply need to mature as a team. We are not a 2-9 team and somewhere down the road we're going to look back and see that we could have won a few more games and take it from there."

Lyndon returns to North Atlantic Conference play Thursday with a road game at Green Mountain College. Game time is 5:30 p.m.