Glymph, Mars Hill too much for Tornados in SAC playFebruary 26, 2015
MARS HILL, N.C. – Camille Glymph scored a game-high 45 points during Mars Hill 88-42 victory over the Brevard College women’s basketball team Thursday night at Stanford Arena during South Atlantic Conference (SAC) play.
It was the most points scored in a game in SAC action and the most points the Tornados (8-17, 6-15) have allowed since joining the conference and NCAA in the 2008-09 season.
Brevard also shot a season-low 23.1 percent from the field, including an 11.4 clip in the first half. It also tied lowest point total for the guests all season.
Madison Lenox led Brevard with 13 points and also had four rebounds while Hadara Bannister had six points and three rebounds. Nicole Graham had five points while Taylor Hiatt had four. Whitney DeMoss and Shelby Wolfe each grabbed four rebounds.
Along with her 45 points, Glymph also had four steals while Genice Lane had 10 points and 10 boards for Mars Hill (11-15, 9-12 SAC). Cadence Wilmoth had nine points and six rebounds while Kelsey Espinosa had seven points while hauling in five boards.
The Lions used a very strong opening half building, a 26-3 lead in the first 9:35 of the game. They opened the game on a 6-0 before Nicole Graham hit a three point bucket. The Lions then went on a 20-0 run while the Tornados missed 12 shots during that span with Mars Hill up 26-3.
Lenox scored the next eight points for the Tornados but the hosts still held a 36-9 advantage with just over four minutes left in the half. The Lions went into the half with a 48-11 lead.
The Tornados opened the second half with a little 10-4 run as Lenox and Bannister combined for 10 points during that span. DeMoss brought Brevard within 29 points, the closest gap since the beginning of the game, after a put back shot in the paint as the score was 52-23 with 13:24 left in the game.
Mars Hill went up by as many as 44 over the next five minutes to build a 76-32 lead and then went up 81-34 with 6:07 remaining. The teams combined for 15 points for the remainder of the game.
The Lions split the season series with Brevard and won consecutive games for the first time all season. They also shot above 44 percent from the field on 30-of-67 shooting while Brevard had two less attempts and made half the amount of field goals.
The Tornados came into the game as one of the top 100 teams in the nation from shooting from three point range but shot a season-low 20 percent, making two shots on 16 attempts.
The loss for the Tornados effectively ended their chance for making it back to the conference tournament. The Tornados wrap up their season on Saturday in Wingate, North Carolina. They will face the Bulldogs of Wingate University for a 2 p.m. contest.
Featured image courtesy of Tommy Moss.