WATERVILLE, ME - The Thomas women's basketball team was defeated 67-50 by Lyndon State in a North Atlantic Conference game on Saturday afternoon. The Hornets used a 54-37 rebounding edge and 20 made free throws to secure the victory.
The Terriers (2-19, 1-13 NAC) were down just four with under seven minutes to play in the first half after a Taylor Reynolds three-pointer, but the Hornets (6-15, 5-9 NAC) ended the half on a 12-5 run to push their lead to 31-20 at the break.
Thomas shot just 22.6 percent from the floor in the half, and were outrebounded 32-21. Lyndon powered its way to 13 offensive rebounds and 10 made free throws in the half.
In the second half, the Terriers fell behind by as much as 19, but continued to battle throughout. The Hornet lead wouldn't get any lower than 13 however, as they held off Thomas for the win. Aimee Thompson led Lyndon with 13 points, Sarah Cornell added in 11 and Allison Brown contributed 10 off the bench.
Sarah Pepin led Thomas with a game-high 17 points off the bench, knocking down six shots from the field, including three three-pointers. The Terriers were able to force 21 Hornet turnovers, recording 15 steals on the afternoon.
The Thomas women's basketball team will return to the court on Friday, February 13 when they travel to take on Castleton at 7:30 PM.