Rideout Eclipses 25-Year Old Record in Loss to Hornets on Senior Day

Rideout Eclipses 25-Year Old Record in Loss to Hornets on Senior Day

POULTNEY, Vt.Mercedes Rideout broke the all-time record for three-pointers made in a season as Green Mountain College concluded the regular season with a 62-41 loss to Lyndon State College in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) women's basketball action on Saturday afternoon at the Eagle Dome. 

The women's basketball program celebrated senior day by in a small ceremony by honoring the team's lone senior, Casie Sharp, with a commemorative poster at half court. 

Lyndon (11-13, 8-10 NAC) used the first two quarters to build up a 17-point advantage outscoring the Eagles 13-6 in the opening period and then using a 18-8 second quarter score to create the cushion. 

Mikayla Hodge carried the offensive load in the opening stanza for the Hornets with nine points. Suzanna Moses and Berlanda Dely each had three points for GMC. 

Alissa Mitchell buoyed the Hornets in the second quarter with five points while Rideout touched off for six points. 

Green Mountain (0-23, 0-18 NAC) stuck with Lyndon much better in the second half being outscored by just four points 31-27. 

Gabrielle Roy finished the second half with seven points for the Hornets, while Rideout scored 11 of her game-high 17 points in the second half. 

Hodge was Lyndon's top scorer, posting 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting while also completing the double-double performance with 12 rebounds. Roy had 11 for the visitors while Marley Harmon quietly had 10 points. Mitchell grabbed 11 boards in addition to her five points. 

Rideout scored the majority of her 17 points beyond the arc, hitting on 5-of-11. Her third triple of the day pushed her to the top of the Eagles' all-time leader board for made threes this season, eclipsing Sue Hower's mark of 59 during the 1992-93 season. Rideout finished the year with 62 in all. The sophomore also broke her own record from last season with 228 attempts from beyond the arc. 

Laney Trammell grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds on top of her five points, while Casie Sharp celebrated her day with 10 rebounds. Taylor Hill chipped in with nine points and eight rebounds. 

Green Mountain finishes outside of the playoff picture in 2016-17 and with a positive outlook towards 2017-18 will begin preparing to build the roster and improve its competitive level for next season.