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Hornets Cruise to Victory on Senior Day

Hornets Cruise to Victory on Senior Day

LYNDON CENTER, Vt. – The Lyndon State College women's basketball team ended their 2015-2016 season with a glorious 83-57 victory over Green Mountain College Saturday afternoon in Stannard Gymnasium.

Before the start of the game, Lyndon paid tribute to their two seniors, Aimee Thompson (Barnet, Vt.) and Allison Brown (Monroe, N.H.).  Thompson played in 66 games, starting in 60 of them, within three seasons.  She totaled 569 points (8.6 pgg), 409 rebounds (6.2 rpg), 46 assists, 50 steals, and 25 blocks.  Brown played for two years, totaling 47 games, starting in 19 of them.  She totaled 252 points (5.4 ppg), 138 rebounds (2.9 rpg), 49 assists, and 23 steals.

Three players for Lyndon had season high points: Brown, Samantha Thurston (Bath, N.H.), and Shelby Sheridan (Enosburg Falls, Vt.).  Brown led with 25 points and 4 rebounds.  Thurston added 14 points and pulled down 5 rebounds while Sheridan finished off with 13 points and 4 rebounds.  Mikayla Hodge (Newbury, Vt.) battled the boards and pulled down 15 rebounds to go with her 18 points.

Green Mountain's Torie Cowell recorded a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds.  Hayley Loisel added 10 points, 8 rebounds and Mercedes Rideout led offensively with 14 points and 3 rebounds.

Lyndon started the game on a 6-0 run, until Green Mountain sunk a jumper.  The teams swapped baskets until Lyndon went on another 13-0 run.  Lyndon sunk 5 to Green Mountain's 4 within the last couple minutes to take a 28-11 lead at the end of the first quarter. 

Both teams balanced each other out with 22 points apiece in the second quarter.  Lyndon ended the half with a 50-33 advantage. 

Lyndon held Green Mountain to seven points throughout the third quarter, as they deposited 23 of their own. 

Green Mountain would own the board in the final stanza with 17 points, while Lyndon tallied 10 points.  Lyndon ended their season with an 83-57 victory. 

Lyndon State ended their season 5-19 overall and 4-14 in the North Atlantic Conference. 

Green Mountain wrapped it up with a 1-23 record overall and 0-18 within North Atlantic Conference play.