Newton, MA - The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon women's basketball team built a 16-point advantage early in the fourth quarter, then held of host Lasell College to come away with a 54-52 non-conference victory on Saturday afternoon. The win raises the Hornets' record to 5-6 on the season while the Lasers fall to 4-7.
The Hornets took a six-point lead into halftime, then extended it to 48-35 after three quarters. When Ellie Harrington (Fareham, Hampshire, UK) connected from three-point range to open the foruth quarter, the Hornets found themselves with their biggest lead of the afternoon. Lyndon still led by 12, 54-42, following an Ashlynn Bardos (Beaumont, CA) layup at the 7:11 mark, but that would be the Hornets' last points of the contest. Lasell would run off ten straight points, but the Hornet defense stiffened and kept Lasell from gettin off a potential tying or winning shot on the game's final posession.
Faith Poirier (Portsmouth, NH) was the only Hornet in double figures, finishing with ten points. Alissa Mitchell (Milton, NH) pulled down 11 rebounds, while Harrington and Bardos chipped in eight points each. Victoria Carlson (East Haven, CT), playing in her final game as a Hornet following her graduation on Friday, finbished with seven points, nine rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Amanda Ortiz paced Lasell with a game high 24 points.
The Hornets are now off unitl Saturday, January 5th, when they travel to the University of St. Joseph for a 3:00 pm tip-off.