Basketball Comes Up Short at MCLA

GraceAnne Woods

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. – Senior Leah Hodges notched a double-double, including a game-best 16 points, but the Lyons fell in road action against the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts (MCLA) in non-conference action on Tuesday. The Trailblazers came away with a 63-37 victory, moving to 3-1 on the season. The Lyons are now 0-6 overall.

MCLA outscored Mount Holyoke in every quarter and were paced by Kylah Langston's 14 point effort.  She also filled the stat sheet with 6 rebounds, 6 steals, and 3 assists.  Sam Gawron added 12 points for the Trailblazers and 9 rebounds.  Emily Burke had the best game of her young career with an 11 point night while Courtney Pingelski chipped in with 10 points.

MCLA led just 15-10 after one quarter of play, but extended out to a sizable 36-24 lead at halftime.  The Trailblazer offense woke up in the third quarter as they pushed the lead to 18 heading to the home fourth.  The MCLA defense allowed just four points over the final ten minutes of play for the win.

The Lyons were paced by Hodges, who added 10 rebounds in addition to her 16 points.  She also had a block and two steals. Sophomore GraceAnne Woods added seven points, six boards, two steals and two blocks, while classmate Annika Brooks added six points and five rebounds.

MCLA is off through the Thanksgiving holiday and returns to action next Tuesday when they host Middlebury at 6pm. Mount Holyoke returns to action following the holiday break on Wednesday, traveling to Coast Guard to open conference play at 7pm.