LYNDONVILLE, Vt. - Sophomore Karly Gray (Southampton, Mass.) recorded her third double-double of the season Thursday night, scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebounds to lead Plymouth State University to a 69-61 victory over Lyndon State College in women's collegiate basketball action at Stannard Gymnasium.
Freshman Amanda Kania (Manchester, N.H./West) added 12 points for the Panthers, and senior Lauren Daniels (Concord, N.H.) added 11 and sophomore Kalie Judd (Peabody, Mass.) chipped in with nine points. PSU stopped a three-game losing skid and now owns a 9-11 overall record, while Lyndon State is now 11-10.
Junior Jennifer White (Danville, Vt.) continued her strong play for LSC, scoring 13 points and collecting 11 rebounds. Junior Jackie Wetzel (Braintree, Mass.) had 12 points and junior Elizabeth Hall (Newport, N.H.) chipped in with 10.
Neither team led by more than five points during a tight first half, with the Hornets clinging to a 21-20 lead at halftime. Plymouth State started to pull away in the second half, going ahead by eight points (35-27) with 14 minutes remaining, but the Hornets fought back and tied the game at 39-39 with 11:35 to play.
It was still a two-point game (42-40) with 8:25 remaining, when PSU exploded with a 12-2 burst to go up by 12 points with three minutes left. LSC pulled back to within five points with 30 seconds remaining, but PSU held on for the eight-point win.
PSU returns to Little East Conference action Saturday in a rematch at Rhode Island College (1:00 p.m.). The Panthers edged the Anchorwomen in double overtime when the teams met in Plymouth last month. Lyndon State travels to Manchester, N.H. Saturday to face Hesser College at 1:00 p.m.
(Courtesy of Lyndon State Sports Information)
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