BANGOR, Maine -The Husson Eagles (15-6, 11-0 NAC) have now won eight-straight games, and continue their undefeated season in the North Atlantic Conference with a win over the visiting Northern Vermont University-Lyndon Hornets (11-10, 6-5 NAC) on Saturday afternoon.
The Eagles wasted no time on offense, and outscored the Hornets 8-0 to start the game, as Joan Overman provided a spark by converting two early baskets. Defense was key, as the Eagles only allowed six points in the entire first quarter. After late three-pointers from both Kenzie Worcester and Vanessa Duarte, Husson held an 18-6 lead going into the second.
Both teams scored 17 points in the second quarter, and although the Hornets were able to produce a more consistent offensive effort, the Eagles still controlled a 12-point halftime lead. Megan Peach continued her domination of the glass, securing 11 first-half rebounds, eight of which came on the offensive end. At the half, Husson led 35-23.
The Hornets managed to outscore the Eagles by three points in the third quarter, and cut the deficit down to nine. With key buckets down the stretch from Worcester and Emma Alley, Husson held a 44-35 lead, entering the fourth quarter.
The Eagles managed to once again grab a handle on the game, scoring 20 fourth quarter points. Husson went on a 14-0 run in the quarter, helping to eventually secure a 64-44 home win. With the victory, the Eagles remain undefeated in the NAC, and extend their win streak to eight.
Megan Peach finished with a double-double of 20 rebounds and 11 points to become the second player in program history to record two 20 or more rebounding games in a single-season and the first player to do so in 30 years.
Joan Overman and Kenzie Worcester were both heavily involved. Overman finished with nine points, five rebounds and four assists, while Worcester finished with nine points, six rebounds and seven assists. Worcester also became the first guard in program history to join an exclusive club of six players to achieve the combination of 500 or more rebounds, 1000-plus points, 150-plus assists, and 150-plus steals in throughout their career.
Northern Vermont-Lyndon Leaders:
Faith Poirier led the Hornets with 11 points, and also grabbed four rebounds in the effort.
Alissa Mitchell made a pair of three-pointers for the visitors, and finished the game with 10 points, four rebounds and three assists.
Alisha Celley did a good job of crashing the boards, and ended up with nine total rebounds. She also scored five points for the Hornets.
The Eagles will be back in action on Tuesday, February 5th, hosting Bates College. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.