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Lyndon gets back into playoff hunt with win over Thomas

Lyndon gets back into playoff hunt with win over Thomas

WATERVILLE, Maine - The Lyndon women's basketball team kept its North Atlantic Conference playoff hopes alive Saturday afternoon with a 67-50 road win over Thomas. The Hornets used a 54-37 rebounding edge and 20 made free throws to secure the victory.

With the victory, Lyndon finds itself only one game out of the sixth and final NAC playoff berth with four games remaining.

The Terriers (2-19, 1-13) were down just four with under seven minutes to play in the first half after a Taylor Reynolds three-pointer, but the Hornets (6-15, 5-9 NAC) ended the half on a 12-5 run to push their lead to 31-20 at the break.

Lyndon powered its way to 13 offensive rebounds and 10 made free throws in the half and held Thomas to 22.6 percent from the floor. Lyndon also outrebounded the hosts by a margin of 32-21.

The Hornet lead wouldn't get any lower than 13 however, as they held off Thomas for the win. Aimee Thompson (Barnet, Vt.) led Lyndon with 13 points, Sarah Cornell (Lyndonville, Vt.) added in 11 points and three steals and Allison Brown (Monroe, N.H.) contributed 10 off the bench.

Mikayla Hodge (Newbury, Vt.) had a game-high 10 rebounds in the win to go along with seven points.

Sarah Pepin led Thomas with a game-high 17 points off the bench, knocking down six shots from the field, including three three-pointers. Taylor Reynolds handed out three assists and collected five steals in the loss. Katie McAllister was the high rebounder for the Terriers with eight.

Lyndon will return to the court on Friday when it hosts Husson at 7:30 p.m.