Women's Basketball: Casamassa drops 26 to lead Norwich over Lyndon, 63-50

Women's Basketball: Casamassa drops 26 to lead Norwich over Lyndon, 63-50

NORTHFIELD, Vt. - The Norwich University women's basketball team took on the Hornets of Northern Vermont University-Lyndon on Tuesday night, defeating the visiting side by a 63-50 final in Andrews Hall Gymnasium. 

The game remained close through three quarters, as the scores went 20-18, 14-14, and 14-13 to set up a 48-45 game entering the fourth. Norwich's defense found its way in the fourth quarter though, stymying the Hornets' offensive attack on their way to a 15-5 advantage in the final frame to seal up the 63-50 victory. 

Mary Casamassa (Wexford, Pa.) was the story of the night, as the freshman forward put up a career-high 26 points on an efficient 11-17 effort from the field. She also added in six rebounds, two steals, and two assists in the best game so far of her young career. Vanessa Fleury (Lebanon, N.H.) controlled the paint all night and ended up with 12 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and a pair of blocks. As a team, Norwich shot a robust 56.5% from the field on the night and outscored Lyndon in the paint by a 36-14 margin.

With the win, Norwich raises their overall record to 3-5 on the season thus far, as they've won two of their last three contests. They'll stay at home for their next matchup when in-state rival Castleton University comes to town on Saturday afternoon for a 1:00 PM tilt. After that, Norwich will wrap up their first-semester schedule at home on December 11th against Northern Vermont-Johnson at 5:00 PM.