BANGOR, Maine -Husson women's basketball (2-2) had a great showing as they opened up North Atlantic Conference action against Northern Vermont University-Lyndon (2-3) on Friday night, picking up a 72-45 win.
Husson was consistent from the floor, demonstrating impressive ball movement all over the court as everyone got touches on the ball. A pair of Kenzie Worcester and Emma Alley threes helped out on a 14-4 run for the Eagles as they opened the game shooting nearly 50% from the field. By the end of the first quarter, Husson held a 16-8 lead.
The Eagles continued their momentum into the second quarter with yet another three by Logan Huckins. Alley made an impressive cut and layup, assisted by Joan Overman to cap off a 10-2 run in the second quarter with four minutes left in the half to advance into the third quarter with a 37-15 advantage.
Huckins was the high scorer in the half with 11 points on four of five shooting. Sami Ireland was all over the court on the floor, contributing eight points, five rebounds and three blocks.
Husson continued what they started in the first half, gaining a 28 point lead after the first three minutes thanks to a layup by Megan Peach. Going into the final quarter, Husson extended to a 57-27 lead.
In a span of five minutes in the fourth quarter, Ireland had seven points, three steals, and one board as Husson cruised to the final score of 72-45.
Leaders - HUSSON:
Sami Ireland led all scorers with 15 points, six boards, four blocks and three steals.
Logan Huckins added on 13 points.
Kenzie Worcester netted 11 points and four rebounds.
Leaders - LYNDON:
Victoria Carlson broke double digits with ten points and five rebounds.
Alissa Mitchell tied for the game high of four blocks while adding on nine points and four boards.
Lauren Young had nine points, shooting 5-8 from the charity stripe.
Husson capitalized on cold shooting from the Hornets, as Lyndon only converted 14 of 56 (25.0%) field goal attempts and only four of 23 from behind the three-point arc. Husson made 29 of 67 attempts, including five of 15 from distance. The Eagles also owned a 47-35 rebounding advantage.
Husson will remain in Vermont overnight to face Northern Vermont University-Johnson on Saturday, December 1st at 3:00 p.m.