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Re: Husson basketball - women

PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 10:23 am
by Tom Nolette
Women's Basketball Overwhelms Lyndon State, 84-62

Bangor, ME – Husson University women's basketball defeated Lyndon State, 84-62, on Saturday afternoon at Newman Gym to improve to 8-2 in North Atlantic Conference play (10-6 overall). The Hornets fall to 3-13 (2-8 NAC).

In the first half, Lyndon took a 6-0 lead before Husson got on the board with a Victoria McIntyre (Mars Hill, ME). The Eagles found themselves down 10-2 minutes later, before Chandler Guerrette (Presque Isle, ME) took control and brought Husson within three. A layup by Aimee Thompson (Barnet, VT) gave the Hornets their biggest lead of the game at 18-9, and two free throws from Emily Gray (Quincy, MA) increased the lead to 20-9 with just over eight minutes remaining in the half.

Husson fought back to within three points at 29-26, driven by a huge effort from McIntyre and Katy Brochu (Bangor, ME), and they tied it up at 29-29 with 2:40 on the clock. The Eagles grabbed the lead and headed into halftime up 36-33 off a Kylie Richards three-pointer.

At the half, Gray led the field with 14 points for the Hornets. Mikayla Hodge (Newbury, VT) had a team-high four first half rebounds for Lyndon, and the team shot 44.4 percent from the field. Husson shot 30.8 percent from the field and was led by Brochu with 12 points and five rebounds.

The Eagles came out strong in the second half, with a quick three from Samira Cruz (Orlando, FL) followed by a jumper from Guerrette to put the Eagles up 40-33. The Eagles increased their lead to 12 when a Brochu layup made it 51-39. A McIntyre three made it 54-39 at 12:18. Husson increased their lead for the remainder of the half, outscoring Lyndon State 48-29 and finishing with an 84-62 victory.

Guerrette finished with a game-high 19 points, followed by Brochu with 18 points and eight rebounds. McIntyre also scored in the double digits, with 14 points for the Eagles.

For the Hornets, Gray finished with 16 points, and Thompson scored 12. Hodge had a team-high seven rebounds.

Husson will next host Colby College in a non-conference game on Tuesday at 7 PM. Lyndon State will travel to Norwich on Tuesday for a 7 PM game, as well.

Re: Husson basketball - women

PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:33 am
by Tom Nolette
Women's Basketball Hands Castleton First Conference Loss

Castleton, VT - Husson University women's basketball beat Castleton 57-49 on the road to hand the Spartans their first North Atlantic Conference loss of the season. With the win, the Eagles improve to 9-2 in the North Atlantic Conference and 11-6 overall. Castleton stands at 10-1 in conference play and 14-4 overall.

The Eagles made just 24.0 percent of their shots from the floor in the second half, but went 19-for-24 from the charity stripe and outrebounded the Spartans 27-21 in the final 20 minutes. The Spartans, meanwhile, connected on just 19.4 percent of its shots in the second half and 28.8 percent overall.

Chandler Guerrette (Presque Isle, ME) led Husson with 19 points, seven rebounds and three steals while shooting 8-for-10 from the free throw line in the second half. Stephanie Comstock (Bangor, ME) was also in double figures with 15 points and five rebounds while Katy Brochu (Bangor, ME) added 11 points and nine boards.

For Castleton, sophomore Lindsay Sabo scored 16 of her career-high 21 points in the opening half and added three rebounds. Jade Desroches scored 17 points but shot just 5-for-23 from the field while adding six rebounds, four assists and three blocks. Meghan O'Sullivan was limited to three points but did register 11 rebounds, two assists and two blocks.

Castleton held Husson without a point for the opening five minutes, to take a 7-0 lead. Brochu finally broke the scoring drought and the Eagles responded with 14-5 run to grab a 14-12 advantage with 9:17 left in the half. Desroches tied it up and then a triple from Sabo put the Spartans back in front by three with 8:07 remaining. The two teams traded baskets over the next seven minutes, before a Sabo layup and two free throws from Desroches gave Castleton a 29-24 lead at the break.

A 6-3 run by the Spartans to open the second gave them a 35-27 lead, as Sabo drilled a shot from downtown at 17:19. Husson responded with seven straight to pull within one,35-34, five minutes later. Makayla Farrara made a jumper for the 37-34 advantage, but the Eagles took back the lead on nine straight points with the last two coming from Comstock at the line with 8:33 remaining. Trailing 43-39, the Spartans went on a 7-3 run to tie the game 46-46 on a triple by Lauren Miles with 6:09 left.

However, Husson held Castleton scoreless over the next four minutes and extended its lead to 51-46. Desroches eventually connected on a free throw with 1:32 left to cut the deficit to four, 51-47, and then made it a three-point game on two free throws with 46 seconds left. The Eagles stayed strong and went 5-for-6 from the free throw line in the final minute and the Spartans couldn't made a field goal. Husson finished out the game with an eight-point victory.

Husson continues its road trip with a 3 PM game against Green Mountain on Saturday.