Tornados fall to Newberry on the roadJanuary 16, 2016
NEWBERRY, S.C. – Brevard College’s women’s basketball team took on Newberry College in a South Atlantic Conference contest on Saturday afternoon, losing to the host Wolves 75-50. With the loss Brevard drops to 1-12 overall and 0-9 in SAC play.
The Tornados took its only lead of the game on its first possession as Madison Lenox scored after Newberry (9-7, 8-2 SAC) missed a jumper on the opening play. Shelby Wolfe scored Brevard’s final two baskets of the frame.
Brevard’s offense picked up in the second stanza, going toe-to-toe with the hosts. The Tornados prevented the Wolves from scoring back-to-back points over the 10 minute span, while going on a 5-0 run of its own midway through the period to cut the deficit to 11 at 25-14. Both sides ended the second frame with 16 points as the halftime score was 36-22.
After a slow third period for Brevard and giving up the opening two baskets of the final period, the Tornados scored six-straight to bring the deficit within 30 at 63-35. Lenox ended the contest with eight of Brevard’s final 11 points, including a stretch of six unanswered points.
For the second-consecutive contest, Lenox led the royal blue and white in scoring with a game-high 16 in the contest while also having three assists and three steals. During Brevard’s four-game stretch of playing against teams that qualified for last season’s NCAA tournament, the junior has averaged 18.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.0 block per game.
Wolfe also finished in double digits with 15 points on 5-10 shooting. The senior has scored in double digits in every game during this gruesome stretch with an average of 14.0 points on an accurate 60.0 percent shooting.
Making her first appearance since December 19, Whitney DeMoss grabbed seven rebounds while recording two steals and a block.
The Tornados return to the friendly confines of the Boshamer Gymnasium on Wednesday, Jan. 20 when they hosts Mars Hill. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.