BANGOR, Maine – Husson University (3-4, 2-0 NAC) cruised past Northern Vermont University-Johnson (0-8, 0-2 NAC), 82-38, in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) women’s basketball contest at the William P. Newman Gymnasium on Sunday afternoon.
IN THE ACTION:
The Eagles got out to slow start, trailing by four points early on until Megan Peach put the green and gold on the board with a three pointer. Shortly afterwards, Sami Ireland hit back-to-back jumpers giving the Eagles a 7-4 lead with 7:08 remaining in the first quarter. A Halie Tillotson made jump shot 12 seconds later cut the Eagle lead to one, but that was closest the Badgers got all game as Husson went on a 22-0 run to close out the quarter with a 29-6 lead.
Husson opened the second stanza extending the run to 24-0 after first-year center Bailey Donovan scored on layup 46 seconds into the period before Alexandra Barry ended the Eagle run by making one-of-two free throws with 8:55 remaining in the first half. However, Husson answered with an 11-6 run in the final minutes of the quarter to take a comfortable 42-13 lead heading into the second half.
Out of the break, the Eagles continued to maintain the pace outscoring the Badgers, 23-16, in the third quarter, as Peach poured in seven points in the quarter. The Eagles put the icing on the cake, outscoring NVU-Johnson, 19-7, in the final stanza for an 82-38 victory.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
Vanessa Duarte came off the bench to score a game-high and career-high 17 points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal.
Donovan added 15 points off the bench, while adding three blocks, one steal, two assists and eight boards.
Peach contributed 12 points, eight rebounds, two steals, and two blocks.
Ireland and Sydney Allen each chipped in with eight points.
Klaire Ware tallied 13 points and five rebounds for the Badgers.
Tillotson had 13 points for NVU-Johnson with three boards.
Husson returns to the court on Tuesday when the Eagles host University of Southern Maine at 6:00 p.m.