Eagles Hold Close at Half, Lose Late to Badgers

Eagles Hold Close at Half, Lose Late to Badgers

 JOHNSON, Vt. – The Green Mountain College women's basketball team was defeated 65-45 by Johnson State College in a North Atlantic Conference (NAC) game on Thursday night in Carter Gym. 

The Badgers improve to 12-12 overall on the season and 8-9 in the NAC, while the Eagles go to 0-22 and 0-17 in the conference. 

Both teams struggled scoring in the first quarter, with the Badgers holding an 8-2 lead after one. Domonique Carter-Stanley led Johnson with four points in the quarter. 

Green Mountain went on a 14-9 run over the first eight minutes of the second stanza to reduce the Bader lead to 17-16. The Eagles would outscore the hosts in the second quarter 17-13 and headed into the half trailing only 21-19. Laney Trammell led Green Mountain with six points in the quarter. 

The Badgers opened up the lead in the third quarter, outscoring Green Mountain 25-12 in the period to take a 46-31 advantage into the fourth. Kasey DeGreenia led all scorers in the third with seven points, while Trammell chipped in four for the Eagles. 

Johnson iced the game in the fourth, outscoring the Eagles 19-14 in the quarter to take the 65-45 victory. DeGreenia led Johnson in the quarter with six points which was countered by Mercedes Rideout who had four for GMC.

DeGreenia led all players with 17 points and 17 rebounds for her tenth double-double of the season. Ashley Goddard  added 13 more and seven rebounds, while Carter-Stanley added ten points, seven rebounds and seven assists. 

Trammell scored a career-high 14 points to lead the Eagles, with Rideout adding 12 more. Suzanna Moses picked up a career-high 12 rebounds in addition to her eight points for Green Mountain. 

Johnson outshot Green Mountain from the field by a 31.9% to 29.5% margin. Green Mountain was better from beyond the arc, shooting 21.4% to 15.8%. Johnson dominated the boards, outrebounding the Eagles 68-42, while forcing 22 turnovers to the Eagles 14. 

The Eagles will close out their regular season at home against Lyndon on Saturday, February 18th in a NAC contest at 3:00 p.m.