BANGOR, MAINE- Winning both of their previous two games, the Lyndon State Hornets proved to be worthy opponents, and the Husson Eagles fell 71-70.
Several steals by Anderson created a lead for Husson in the beginning of the first half. Several missed shots on both sides left the score at 13:30 with the Eagles barely ahead with an 8-5 score.
Having played a game just yesterday against Johnson State, the Eagles were understandably fatigued, and the number of turnovers in the first half began to pile up.
The Hornets began to pull away from the Eagles in the later part of the first period, with a score of 20-14 at 7:39.
Senior Eli Itkin, who scored 9 points by the end of the first half, made a resounding effort to put Husson back on top, but to no avail. The score at the half was 33-27.
At the start of the second half, Anderson made a jump shot which put Husson off to a good start. Soon after, the Eagles recovered the lead when Worcester made a jump shot and Anderson sunk a 3-point shot.
This lead was short-lived as the Hornets regained the top spot with a 3-point shot at 12:52. A combination of turnovers and missed shots led to an intense back and forth between the two teams.
By 3:17 it was 62-55 with Lyndon State in the lead and the Eagles did not recover by the end of the game. Lyndon State stayed elusive and even with a 3-point shot in the last second of the game by Anderson, the final score was 71-70 .
The Husson Men's Basketball team will face Castleton in an away game on Friday January 20 at 5:30 p.m. EST.