Kenzie Worcester scored a game-high 22 points, with 12 in the first quarter, to lead the Husson Eagles past the two-time defending North Atlantic Conference Champion Castleton Spartans, 58-49, in a NAC quarterfinal matchup last weekend.
Worcester scored half of her team’s points in the first quarter and the Eagles held a 15-point lead, 24-9, after the first frame.
The Spartans were able to erase the early deficit, though. They cut the lead to two points with just over six-and-a-half minutes to play. Lindsey Sabo hit back-to-back buckets, including a 3-pointer, but 45-43 is as close as they’d come to completing the 3-peat.
The Eagles went on a 13-6 scoring drive in the final six minutes to hold off the Spartans and claim their first title since the 2010-11 season.
Chandler Guerrette scored 12 points for Husson.
Three Spartans scored in double figures. Bryanna DuPont finished with a team-high 14 points while Sabo and Makayla Farrara both finished with 11 points.
Castleton falls to 21-6 and now awaits their ECAC tournament birth.
Husson improves to 21-6. Both the men and women’s team won the NAC Championship this season.
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