Panthers stop skid with non-conference win
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Junior Kellie Walsh scored a career-high 23 points Thursday evening to lead Plymouth State University to a 76-64 victory over Lyndon State College in a non-conference women's basketball match-up at Foley Gym.
Walsh made three three-pointers and sank 10-of-11 from the free throw line. Classmate Colleen O'Hara came off of the bench to add 13 points and senior Michaela Galvin added 10 points. Plymouth State snaps a four-game losing streak and improves to 2-6, while Lyndon State drops to 1-4.
Sophomore Chelsea Watson sank 8-of-14 field goals to lead the Hornets with 22 points. Senior Naomi White added 10 points.
Lyndon State held the lead for the first five minutes of the game. PSU battled back to take a nine-point lead with seven minutes on the clock, but an offensive flurry by the visitors in the last two minutes of the half gave LSC a 31-29 advantage at halftime.
The Hornets maintained their lead for the first five minutes of the second half, but PSU went on a 28-3 run over a nine-minute span to pull away to a comfortable lead. The Hornets came alive in the final six minutes, outscoring the Panthers 20-11, but Plymouth State was able to hold off the rally and earn the win.
Both teams shot 61 percent from the free throw line, but Plymouth State had twice as many chances as LSC (36 to 18).
The Panthers return to play Saturday when they head to UMass Dartmouth for a Little East Conference match-up. Lyndon State heads to Johnson State on Saturday to face the Badgers.
(Written by Adam Sheetz)
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