Lenox has career outing in loss at Queens

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brevard College’s women’s basketball team took on Queens University of Charlotte on Monday evening, losing to the hosts Royals 69-48. With the loss Brevard drops to 1-13 overall and 0-10 in South Atlantic Conference play.

In the contest junior Madison Lenox scored 20 points to give her 969 career points, surpassing Samantha Winn for fourth in Brevard’s NCAA-era for career points. The Raleigh, N.C. product has a 14.7 career scoring average, second-best since Brevard joined the NCAA in 2008, while averaging a career-high 15.4 this season which is the fourth-best in a season. Lenox also grabbed 14 rebounds to tie her career-high and give her a double-double while leading the team with four assists, four steals and two blocks.

During the month of January, Lenox has averaged 18.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game.

Needing only eight points to tie Winn for fourth in career scoring, Lenox matched her total of 957 points in the NCAA-era on Brevard’s first possession of the third period and passed her on the list one minute later.

The Tornados saw vast improvements in the second half, increasing its overall shooting percentage by 10 percent over the final 20 minutes of play. Katie Williams scored all 10 of her points in the contest in the third and fourth periods with Lenox adding 14 after the intermission.

Queens (3-13, 1-10 SAC), shot 53.7 percent in the contest en route to its second-highest points total of the season while Brevard was held under 50 for the second time this season.

Brevard held the advantage on points off turnovers with 13 against the hosts 10. The royal blue and white recorded nine steals and four blocks in the contest while Queens finished with five and one. The Tornados, committing the fewest turnovers in the SAC, only lost the ball 12 times and forced 17 turnovers by the Royals.

Brevard has little rest as Tusculum comes to the friendly confines of the Boshamer Gymnasium on Wednesday, Jan. 27 with tipoff scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

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