BANGOR, MAINE – The Husson University women’s basketball team (13-9, 11-4 NAC) defeated the Lyndon Hornets (13-9, 9-6 NAC) 60-47 Friday night at Newman Gymnasium. The Eagles worked through a slow offensive start in the first half to turn it around in the second half for the win.
The Hornets started the game off with a quick 4-0 run and it stayed that way until Emma Alley opened up the scoring for the Eagles with a deep three. The first quarter saw both teams handling the ball an equal amount with limited scoring opportunities. Lyndon used a 7-0 run late in the quarter to build to their lead, but the Eagles offense came alive and at the end of 1 the score was in favor of Lyndon 13-7.
The offense continued to be slow for the Eagles through the second quarter. Lyndon used a 10-0 run midway through the quarter to build their momentum. At the half, Lyndon shot 10-31 from the floor while the Eagles shot 5-39. At the start of the second half, the Hornets lead Husson 24-15.
The Eagles came out of the locker room a different team using a 9-0 run in the opening minutes of the third to tie the game at 24-24. Alley started the run with a short jumper, followed by baskets from Kenzie Worcester, Anna MacKenzie, Joan Overman, and Sarah Bragg. In the final minute of the third, Senior Jordan Butler drained a three followed by another three from Sophomore Logan Huckins. Going into the final 10 minutes of play the score was 39-39.
Butler continued her hot streak making two threes and a quick jumper in the opening minutes of the fourth. Husson took their lead to 49-45 midway through the quarter forcing Lyndon to take a timeout. The Eagles continued to push the tempo of the game and lead by 9 heading into the final minute of the game. A steal from MacKenzie and a jumper from Overman in the final seconds of the game sealed the Eagles win 60-47.
Senior guard Jordan Butler tallied 13 points, 3 rebounds, and was 3-7 from beyond the arc.
Junior guard Kenzie Worcester added 16 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 assists.
Sophomore guard Joan Overman dropped 8 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists.
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Senior center Mikayla Hodge had 13 points, 26 rebounds, and 2 blocks.
Senior guard Gabrielle Foy added 14 points, 2 assists, and was 4-10 from the 3 point line.
Junior guard Victoria Carlson tallied 7 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 steal.
The Hornets edged the Eagles in field goal percentage, 30% to 29.3%. The Eagles had 8 steals to the Hornets 1, and Lyndon turned the ball over 23 times compared to Husson’s 8.
The Eagles continue their homestand facing off against the Johnson State Badgers at 1:00pm on February 10th in Newman Gymnasium.