Lyndonville, VT - The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon women's basketball team dropped a 58-54 North Atlantic Conference overtime decision to the University of Maine at Farmington on Friday evening. With the win, UMF improves to 3-10 on the season and 3-2 in NAC play. The Hornets fall to 6-7 on the season and 2-3 in conference.
Friday's game was tightly contested throughout. The Hornets took a 38-34 lead into the fourth quarter, and extended it to seven, 44-37, with 4:21 remaining. The Beavers' Makayla Wilson connected on a three to bring UMF to within two, 44-42, with 3:05 to go. Lyndon's Alisha Celley (Cabot, VT) answered with a jumper to put the Hornets back up by four, but back to back baskets from UMF's Molly Folsom tied things at 46-46 and sent the game to overtime.
In the extra session, Alissa Mitchell (Milton, NH) quickly put the Hornets in front with a three-pointer. The Beavers answered with a layup from Paige Carter and a Morgan Crocker jumper. Lyndon's Faith Poirier (Portsmouth, NH) and UMF's McKenna Brodeur traded free throws, then Poirier and Lea Crompton (Dunbarton, NH) hit back to back jumpers to put Lyndon back in front by three. A Wilson three tied things up, and Folsom's two free throws gave the Beavers the lead with nine seconds to go. Crompton had a three to potentially win it for the Hornets go off the rim, and Haley Felkel made two more free throws to account for the final margin.
Wilson and Crocker both reached double figures for the Beavers, finishing with 12 and ten points respectively, while Carter pulled down ten rebounds. Crompton finished with a game high 16 points and handed out six assists to lead the Hornets. Mitchell posted a double double with ten points and ten rebounds and Celley finished with nine points and a game high 13 rebounds.
The Hornets will host Thomas College in another NAC contest, Saturday afternoon at 3:00 pm in Stannard Gymnasium.