BANGOR, Maine - The Husson University women's basketball team (3-2, 2-0 NAC) steadily rolled past Northern Vermont University-Johnson (1-6, 0-2 NAC) on Saturday afternoon, 86-43, as the Eagles recorded a consistent 20-plus points in each quarter for their second North Atlantic Conference (NAC) victory within 24 hours in Vermont.
The Badgers were neck-and-neck with the Eagles in the opening quarter as NVU-Johnson took over the lead briefly, 9-8, on a layup by Amorette Rodriquez. Husson recovered and began to sprint away on an 8-0 run to close out the first quarter, 20-12, without giving up a single basket in the last three minutes.
Husson cruised through the next two quarters on a roll defensively, only giving up 10 points in each one, to extend their lead to a commanding 65-32 advantage with a jump shot by Vanessa Duarte slipping through the net on the buzzer advancing in the final frame.
Braylee Wildman closed out the afternoon for the Eagles with the final three points of the game on a layup then draining a free throw to conclude the match with a win for the Eagles.
Leading all scorers by 11 points, Kenzie Worcester tallied up 24 points including four 3-pointers and seven boards.
Putting up 13 points, the second highest of the afternoon, Emma Alley shot 6-9 from the paint.
As the only other double-digit contributor in the game, Barrett Campbell netted 11 points in just 13 minutes of playing time.
Leaders – NVU-JOHNSON:
Christle Page displayed accuracy from behind the charity stripe shooting 3-4 to add on to her five total points and seven rebounds.
Devin Libby led her team under the basket, grabbing eight boards and three points.
Both Rodriquez and Melissa Ann Clark led their team in points with eight apiece.
The Eagles will have a full week's rest before hosting #12/#16 Saint Joseph's College of Maine next Saturday, December 8that 3:00 p.m. for the Husson 6th Annual Sports Hall of Fame Game.