POULTNEY, Vt. – Green Mountain College allowed Husson University to hit on nearly half of its field goal attempts and struggled itself from the field in an 80-29 loss in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) women's basketball action on Friday night at the Eagle Dome.
Husson (3-2, 3-0 NAC) broke out of the gates by stringing together eight consecutive points capped by a pair of free throws by Sarah Bragg who had four points during the run.
Green Mountain (1-5, 0-4 NAC) proceeded to put together a 9-1 run of its own to deadlock the game at 9-9 at the 4:32 mark of the opening stanza as Mercedes Rideout (Nashville, Tenn.) drained a three-pointer from deep.
The visitors concluded the first quarter with four-straight points to take a 13-9 lead into the second quarter.
A 15-0 run by Husson to open the second quarter gave the visitors a comfortable lead they would hold through to the end as they outscored the hosts 27-5 in the second period en route to a 40-14 halftime lead. Kenzie Worcester, the NAC's leading scorer, put up 11 points in the first half. Rideout led the home side with eight points.
Husson continued to pour on the offense in the second half outscoring the Eagles 40-15. Logan Huckins and Jordan Butler each had five points to lead Husson in the third and Huckins and Morgan Peach each scored six for the visitors in the fourth.
Worcester led Husson with 13 points and added five rebounds. Megan Peach came off the bench to lead the reserves with a double-double (12 points, 10 rebounds), her second of the year, while Huckins also scored double-digit points with 11.
Green Mountain was led by Rideout's 13 points while Taylor Hill (Ronceverte, W.Va.) tallied nine points and seven rebounds.
Husson held a sizeable 47-33 edge in rebounding and converted 34 points off of GMC's turnovers. The visitors' reserves accounted for 47 points to just four for Green Mountain.
Both teams will be in action again tomorrow afternoon at 1 pm. Green Mountain will host Maine Maritime while Husson will head across town to battle Castleton.