WATERVILLE, ME - The Thomas women's basketball team could not overcome an 18 point first half deficit and were defeated 85-62 by Lyndon State College in a North Atlantic Conference contest on Friday night. Sophomore Sarah Pepin led the Terriers with a season-high 18 points on six three-pointers.
Early on in the first half, Thomas (0-5, 0-2 NAC) went back and forth with Lyndon (1-4, 1-1 NAC), as eight minutes in the Hornets held a 20-14 lead after a Thomas three-pointer by Olivia Brown. Lyndon then proceeded to go on a 27-10 run over the remaining 12 minutes of the half to take a 47-29 lead in to the break. The Terriers went scoreless for an eight-minute stretch during that time.
Junior Katie McAllister lead with 10 first half points on four of eight shooting from the field along with three rebounds. Aimee Thompson lead the Hornets with 14.
In the second half, Thomas held Lyndon to only 28.9% shooting, but the Hornets hit 11 foul shots. The Terriers were able to find their rhythm from three, as they knocked down 7 of 14. Pepin came off the bench to knock down five of her six in the half.
Thomas turned the ball over 24 times for the game, allowing Lyndon to attempt 82 shot on the night to 55 for the Terriers.
Mikayla Hodge notched a double-double with a game-high 27 points and 18 rebounds for the Hornets. Pepin had 18 for the Terriers, and Ashleigh Gagne chipped in 11.
The Terriers will have a quick turnaround tomorrow afternoon when they take on the Johnson State Badgers on the road at 1pm.