Lyndonville, VT - The Lyndon State College women's basketball team overwhelmed Johnson State College on Tuesday evening, picking up a 75-23 North Atlantic Conference victory in Stannard Gymnasium. With the win the Hornets improve to 7-5 on the season and 4-2 in the NAC. The Badgers fall to 1-10 overall and 1-6 in conference play.
Lyndon came out aggressivly right from the start. The Hornets' defensive pressure created seven Badger turnovers in the game's first four minutes and sparked Lyndon to a 13-0 advantage. Lyndon extended their advantage to 23-5 at the end of the first quarter, and Johnson was never able to recover. Alissa Mitchell (Milton, NH) and Mikayla Hodge (Newbury, VT) scored eight and seven points respectively in the quarter to pace the Hornets.
The second quarter saw more of the same. Lyndon held Johnson without a field goal in the period, outscoring their guests 18-3 to take a 41-8 advantage into halftime. Hodge tallied five points and six rebounds in the quarter, while Megan Johnston (Concord, NH) and Victoria Carlson (East Haven, CT) scored two field goals apiece in the period.
Johnson managed to be somewhat more competitive in the third quarter, scoring nine points to Lyndon's 18. Hodge and Johnston paced the Hornets with eight and six points in the quarter.
Lyndon coasted to the finish line in the fourth quarter, outscoring Johnson 16-6. Alexis Britch (Essex Junction, VT) scored 12 of her 15 points in the quarter, and added foru steals.
Hodge scored 20 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead Lyndon. She has posted double doubles in each of the Hornets' 12 games so far this season. Britch and Johnston added 15 points each, while Mitchell chipped in with 10 points and Carlson handed out a team best four assists. Jocelyn Pellerin (Keene, NH) scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds to lead Johnson. Lyndon shot 40.0% from the floor while holding the Badgers to only 17.5% shooting and forcing them into 40 turnovers. The Hornets also enjoyed a 52-36 rebounding advantage.
The Hornets will travel to Green Mountain College for a 1:00 pm NAC tip-off on Saturday afternoon. The Badgers will host Vermont Technical College on Thursday.