Lenox becomes NCAA-Era leader in career points at CatawbaFebruary 20, 2016
SALISBURY, N.C. – Brevard College’s women’s basketball team played its final road game of the season on Saturday afternoon at Catawba, losing to the hosts 66-50. With the loss Brevard drops to 1-23 overall and 0-20 in South Atlantic Conference play.
Entering the contest needing only four points to surpass Anna Schlobohm for most career points in the NCAA-Era, junior Madison Lenox scored 14 to put her atop the record book with 1130. Her 14.9 career average ranks second in Brevard’s NCAA-Era while her 39.6 clip from the field is the fifth-highest. Her 376 points this season is the fourth-most since Brevard joined the NCAA in 2008 and is only 12 points away from setting her career-high.
Lenox matched the career-scoring mark with a triple to put Brevard ahead of Catawba (15-11, 12-8 SAC) 3-2. Catawba responded with four-straight points, but a four-point counter by the Tornados put the visitors up again 7-6. The two sides exchanged baskets to keep the one-point advantage in the royal blue and whites favor, but a pair of free throw in the final seconds of the first period put the Indians up 10-9.
Catawba pushed the lead to seven with six-straight points to open up the second frame at 16-9 before a Whitney DeMoss layup ended the run. Brevard brought the deficit down to three after baskets from Hadara Bannister and Lynsey Crisp made it 18-15, and tied it up 20 all with a triple from Lenox followed by a pair of free throws from Crisp. Catawba made a three pointer to retake the lead, but Lenox ended the period with a layup to make it a one-point game at 23-22 heading into halftime.
Brevard retook the lead on the opening play of the third period, as Lenox found Bannister for the layup. The hosts responded on the ensuing play with a layup of their own, but DeMoss was able to knot up the score at 25-25 with a made free throw. The Tornados yet again went ahead at 28-27, after a three-point shot from Katie Williams went in. Williams helped BC retain the lead midway through the frame, as a pair of free throws put the Tornados back up 34-33. Lenox added to the lead with a layup, but Catawba scored the final four points of the period to lead 37-36 with 10 minutes remaining.
Catawba held onto the lead for the remainder of the contest, extending the lead to double-digit with 1:40 remaining to play.
Lenox paced the offense with 14 points, followed by Nicole Graham who scored nine points. Lenox, Williams, and Bannister all posted three assists while Shelby Wolfe boasted nine rebounds.
Brevard concludes the 2015-16 campaign with a pair of home contests, starting with Carson-Newman on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6:00 p.m.