BANGOR, Maine -After a hot start, the Husson Eagles (14-6, 10-0 NAC) never looked back, and earned an 85-45 North Atlantic Conference victory over the visiting Northern Vermont University-Johnson Badgers (2-18, 0-10 NAC).
The Eagles showed no hesitation, scoring 20 points in the first quarter alone, led by Kenzie Worcester and Joan Overman, who each scored six points. This offensive outburst was complemented nicely by excellent defensive play, in which the Eagles limited the opposing Badgers to only four points in the entire first quarter.
Trailing by 16 points entering the quarter, the Badgers needed to find an offensive spark. It was Lindsey LaPerle who provided that spark, scoring 14 points in the second quarter, including four 3-pointers. Although this was the case, Husson was able to battle back, and control an 11-point lead going into halftime, 34-23.
Husson came out of the locker room hot, similar to the start of the first quarter, making 15-20 shots and shooting 75% on the quarter. Worcester dominated with 14 points, and after three quarters of play, the Eagles had a 36-point lead, 66-30.
Although the fourth quarter was tightly contested, the lead was too much for the Badgers to overcome, and Husson was able to hang on for the 85-45 victory. The Eagles outscored the Badgers 51-22 in the second half, and remain undefeated in the NAC after a 40-point win.
Worcester led the way with the game-high of 32 points, alongside seven rebounds and four assists.
Overman and Nicole Tapparo both added nine points in the dominant win. Overman also had eight rebounds while Tapparo added on six.
Megan Peach had another solid performance for the Eagles, with eight points, ten rebounds and six assists.
LaPerle was the Badgers' leading scorer, finishing with 16 points, four assists, and five steals while shooting 4-9 from 3-point range.
Mariah Ramos played well for the visitors, contributing 12 points and five boards.
Christle Page shot 42.9% from the floor, adding six points and three rebounds for the Badgers.
The Eagles will be back in action tomorrow, Saturday, February 2nd hosting Northern Vermont University-Lyndon. Tip-off is slated for 3:00 p.m.