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 in North Atlantic Confernce (NAC) action 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 first 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, Jordan Butler drained a three followed by another three from Logan Huckins. Going into the final ten 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 nine 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 60-47 victory.
- Jordan Butler tallied 13 points, three rebounds, and was 3-7 from beyond the arc.
- Kenzie Worcester recorded her third double-double of the season with 16 points and ten rebounds, while adding three assists.
- Joan Overman dropped eight points, grabbed eight rebounds, and handed out four helpers.
- Mikayla Hodge had 13 points, 26 rebounds, and two blocks.
- Gabrielle Foy added 14 points, two assists, and was 4-10 from the 3-point line.
- Victoria Carlson tallied seven points, four rebounds, and a steal.
The Hornets edged the Eagles in field goal percentage, 30% to 29.3%. The Eagles had eight steals to the Hornets one, and Lyndon turned the ball over 23 times compared to Husson's eight.
The Eagles continue their homestand facing off against the Johnson Badgers at 1:00 p.m. on February 10 in Newman Gymnasium.