Lenox scores her 1000th career point in high-scoring contest against CokerJanuary 30, 2016
BREVARD, N.C. – Brevard College’s women’s basketball team hosted Coker College on Saturday, Jan. 30 in a South Atlantic Conference contest, losing to the visiting Cobras 84-79. With the loss Brevard drops to 1-15 overall and 0-12 in league play.
In the contest, junior Madison Lenox became just the third player since Brevard joined the NCAA to score 1000 career points and the second to do so solely in NCAA competition. With a career average of 14.9 points per game, the Raleigh, N.C. product is the fastest Tornado to reach the milestone. Offensively, Lenox ranks second in the NCAA-era in field goals made with 368, fourth in three-point field goals made with 76, fourth in free throws made with 202 and fifth in field goal percentage with 39.8.
Senior Shelby Wolfe also reached a career milestone as she grabbed her 205th career offensive rebound, the most by a player in the NCAA-era. Her 428 career boards ranks third while her 5.1 career average sits fourth.
As a unit, the Tornados made 32 shots which is tied for the second-most in a game and finished the contest with a 51.6 clip, the seventh best in a game. To go with those, which are both season-highs, Brevard also scored a season best 79 points and tied a season mark with 14 assists.
Lenox reached the 1000 mark in the opening period, after scoring eight-straight points for the royal blue and white to give her 1001 and put her side up 12-7. Brevard led the entire opening frame and led 22-15 at its conclusion following a three-pointer from Kelsie Rhyne in the final seconds.
Brevard extended its lead over Coker (7-13, 6-8 SAC) to double digits on the first play of the second period as a steal from Kyley Clark led to a triple from Nicole Graham. Following a 6-0 spurt from the Cobras which cut the lead to four, Hadara Bannister, Whitney DeMoss and Katie Williams all made baskets in a minute stretch to bring the advantage back to 10. Coker ended the half on a 9-0 run to make it a three point contest at 37-34.
The Tornados regained their composure in the third frame and brought the lead back up to eight at 48-40 with 7:02 left in the period. Coker took its first lead of the contest with 2:21 remaining in the stanza, but Shelby Wolfe flipped the lead with a layup to but BC back up 56-55. Following a three-pointer from the visitors, DeMoss knotted up the score at 58 all with a basket. Brevard ended the frame with the final basket as Bannister connected on a jumper to tie it up 60-60.
In the deciding period, Lenox gave Brevard the early lead with a layup she created off of a steal. Graham kept the advantage in the Tornados favor on their following possession, matching a triple made from the Cobras with one of her own. Coker countered with a 6-0 run to give them the lead 70-65. Trailing the remainder of the contest, Brevard was able to bring it within one at 80-79 in the final minute off a layup from Lenox but couldn’t score another basket.
Brevard had a higher shooting percentage than its opposition with a 51.6 to 49.1 advantage in field goal percentage and 53.3 to 47.6 lead in three-point percentage. The Tornados also posted more rebounds, assists and blocks than Coker.
Lenox finished the contest with 21 points, five rebounds three steals, two assists and a block. Williams, Wolfe and DeMoss all posted 12 points and at least one steal while DeMoss and Wolfe both had nine rebounds. Graham set her career-high in assists with five in the contest with Bannister also dishing out five assists, matching a season-high.
There’s little rest for the Tornados, who are back in action on Monday, Feb. 1 with tipoff slated for 6:00 p.m.