LYNDONVILLE, Vt. – The Eagles had a rocky start in Friday night's game as they traveled to the Hornet's nest out in Vermont. After the first ten minutes, the Husson (16-0, 12-1 NAC) women found their rhythm and overpowered Lyndon State (7-11, 4-8) with a 75-43 win.
The first two quarters of the game were as opposite as fire and ice. The Hornets took immediate control of the court, creating quite the score gap of 18-6 by the end of the first quarter. However, coming into the second quarter, the Eagles emerged with an entirely different team as they plunged into a 17-2 run over the course of six minutes, completely dominating from the floor and showing an impassible defense, putting the score at 23-20. Finally claiming the lead, the Eagles continued to bring the heat to finish out the half ahead 28-24.
It was an impressively clean first half with very few fouls drawn and an extreme low of only four total foul shots, all taken by Husson. Leading in points at the half, Lyndon State's Gabrielle Foy netted over half of her team's points with thirteen along with seven rebounds. Her teammate, Faith Richards followed with eight points. Right alongside Richards, was Husson's Denae Johnson, also tallying up eight points, plus four rebounds. Not far behind was Chandler Guerrette contributing five points and four rebounds.
In the third quarter, the Eagles never let up, averaging a steady ten point lead after Denae Johnson perfectly set up Darla Morales under the basket for a layup, distancing the score 35-26 with six minutes remaining in the quarter. Advancing into the fourth quarter, the Husson women had set themselves up comfortably with the largest lead of the game so far of 16 points. The Eagles led 49-33.
Finishing out the game, the Eagles redeemed themselves immensely after the doozy of a first quarter, to finish with a game high lead of 32 points gathering up the victory.
On the night, Gabrielle Foy for the Hornets clearly led her team from the floor with sixteen points and nine rebounds. Teammate, Victoria Carlson helped out with five assists. As for the Eagles, Guerrette stood out netting seventeen points, gathering nine rebounds, and snagging five steals. Also making impressive contributions to the win were fellow Eagles, Darla Morales, accumulating sixteen points including four 3-pointers, and Denae Johnson adding on ten points, eight rebounds, and dishing five assists.
The Husson women have a busy week ahead of them as they take on Johnson State away tomorrow, Saturday January 4th at 3pm.