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Colby-Sawyer pulls away from Hornet women in the second half of non-conference matchup

Colby-Sawyer pulls away from Hornet women in the second half of non-conference matchup

New London, CT - At halftime on Tuesday the Northern Vermont University-Lyndon women's basketball team was locked in a defensive struggle with Colby-Sawyer College.  Unfortunately for the Hornets, the host Chargers warned up in the second half and pulled away for a 57-38 non-conference victory.  Lyndon falls to 4-6 on the season, while Colby-Sawyer improves to 5-3.

Both teams struggled to score in the opening half, as Colby-Sawyer took a 22-16 lead into the break.  The Chargers made only nine of 30 shots in the opening half, while the Hornets converted only six of 29.  The Chargers extended their lead to ten after three quarters before breaking the game open in the fourth.  Lyndon made only 15 of 60 (25.0%) of their shots on the evening, while Colby-Sawyer connected on 21 of 56 attempts (37.5%)  The Chargers won the rebounding battle, 51-31, while the Hornets held the edge in turnovers, committing only 15 to the Chargers' 22.

Tianna Sugars led Colby-Sawyer with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Lexie Hamilton added 10 points and nine assists.  No Hornets reached double figures, as Victoria Carlson (East Haven, CT) was the top scorer with nine.  Alisha Celley (Cabot, VT) pulled down a team best seven rebounds, while Alissa Mitchell (Milton, NH) recorded six steals.

The Hornets close out the fall semester with a non-conference game at Lasell College on Saturday afternoon.  Tip-off is set for 2:00 pm.