Women's Basketball Thumps Lyndon
February 7, 2012
The Middlebury women’s basketball team outscored Lyndon State 40-14 in the first half en route to a 69-40 non-conference road win over the Hornets (7-13). The Panthers (7-15) resume their NESCAC schedule at Trinity on Friday night.
Middlebury held Lyndon State to just six field goals in the first half, while opening the game on an 18-2 run. The Panthers went up by as many as 21, as a Sarah Marcus jumper made it 28-7 at 8:29. Lyndon State cut the lead to 19 points, but the Panthers closed out the half on a 14-5 run to make it 40-14 at the break. Brittany Perfetti paced Middlebury with 12 first-half points on 5-6 from the field and 2-2 from beyond the arc.
Lyndon State opened the second half on an 11-4 run, cutting the Middlebury advantage to 44-25 with 15:48 to play. The Panthers then increased their lead to 25 on six straight points from Maddie Moreau midway through the half, closing out the game with a 15-9 run to seal the victory. Middlebury shot .439 for the game and held a 60-35 advantage on the boards.
Moreau led the Panthers with a game-high 14 points, while Tracy Borsinger chipped in with 13. Perfetti recorded 12 points and eight rebounds, while Stephany Surrette added six points and a game-high 14 boards.
Lyndon State was paced by Donna Lawson’s 12 points, while Noami White recorded six points and nine rebounds. Chelsea Watson and Emily Slayon each added five in the loss.