Women's Basketball Sets Sights on Lyndon and Johnson

Women's Basketball Sets Sights on Lyndon and Johnson

WATERVILLE, ME – The Thomas College women's basketball team (5-6, 2-2 NAC) will hit the road this weekend for the first time in North Atlantic Conference play this season to begin a six-game road trip.  On Friday, the Terriers will travel to Lyndon State College (3-5, 1-3 NAC) for a 7:30 p.m. contest.  They will finish up the weekend on Saturday as they face Johnson State (4-5, 2-2 NAC) in a 3:00 p.m. tipoff.

Weekend Schedule

Friday, January 6

Thomas (5-6, 2-2 NAC) at Lyndon State College (3-5, 1-3 NAC), 7:30 p.m.

George W. Stannard Gymnasium, Lyndon, Vermont

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Saturday, January 7

Thomas at Johnson State (4-5, 2-2 NAC), 3:00 p.m.

Carter Gym, Johnson, Vermont

ROSTER | SCHEDULE | STATISTICS

About the Terriers:

The Terriers moved to .500 (2-2) in NAC play as they pulled off a 67-57 victory over the University of Maine at Farmington, snapping a four-game losing streak.    In their last three games, the Terriers have stepped up their offense.  Last Saturday at Gordon, Thomas trailed 56-36 at the end of the third quarter and rallied to tie the game up at 66-66 with 15 seconds remaining.  Gordon ended up with the 68-66 victory on a last second shot to seal the victory.

Freshman Karli Stubbs along with juniors Amira Jones and Jordan Turner have played a key role in the new offensive success.  In her last two games, Stubbs has combined for 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including 4-for-6 from three.  Jones added a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds at Gordon and finished with 16 points and eight boards against UMF.

Thomas (5-6, 2-2 NAC) at Lyndon State College (3-5, 1-3 NAC), 7:30 p.m.

George W. Stannard Gymnasium, Lyndon, Vermont

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Last Meeting: January 30, 2016 – @ Lyndon State College 53, Thomas 36

Katie McAllister, a 2016 graduate, led the Terriers' offense with 10 points while current senior Tess McClenahan finished with nine points, five boards, and three steals.

The Hornets were led by a Mikayla Hodge double-double as she netted a game-high 23 points, 19 rebounds, and four blocks.  Victoria Carlson chipped in the winning effort with four points, four rebounds, and five assists.

The Terriers were kept silent most of the contest as they scored in double digits in one quarter.  They finished with 15-for-57 shooting, including 0-for-7 from behind the three-point line.

About the Hornets:

Lyndon enters the weekend on a two-game conference skid after dropping an 80-48 decision to Castleton and an 80-64 contest to New England College.  Their only NAC victory was against Green Mountain in a 76-28 rout over the Eagles at home.

The Hornets offense runs through junior Mikayla Hodge, who averages a double-double and leads the NAC in points per game (18.5) and rebounds (12.8).  Fellow junior Gabrielle Foy has been a big factor with her 14.3 point average. 

Thomas at Johnson State (4-5, 2-2 NAC), 3:00 p.m.

Carter Gym, Johnson, Vermont

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Last Meeting: January 29, 2016 – @ Johnson State 68, Thomas 44

The Badgers used a strong second and third quarter to defeat the Terriers on the road after only leading 12-10 after the first quarter.  Despite shooting 27-for-69, Johnson State outrebounded Thomas 40-25 and also pulled down 14 offensive rebounds.

Thomas had one player in double digits on 20 points from Katie McAllister.  Tess McClenahan finished with eight points while Jordan Agger-Barnes chipped in with four points and six rebounds.

The Badgers used a balanced scoring attack as four players were in double figures.  Kasey DeGreenia's double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds paced the Johnson State offense.  Nicole Menard added 13 points in the winning effort.

About the Badgers:

Johnson State sits at 2-2 in the North Atlantic Conference including a huge win at home, 61-59, over Castleton.  The Badgers hosted number one Colby-Sawyer on Tuesday and fell 74-56.  They sit fourth in the NAC in points per game at 61.8 and eighth in defense at 63.3.

The Badgers' offense consists of three players' averaging above double digits.  Kasey DeGreenia leads her team with 12.1 points per game and sits second in the NAC by averaging 9.7 rebounds.  She ranks fifth in the conference, shooting 44.3 percent from the floor.  Senior Domonique Carter-Smith sits second on the squad with her 11.1 point average.