Hudson earns first victory against Bob Jones

BREVARD, N.C.Donald Hudson earned his first career victory as a head coach Tuesday night as the Brevard Women’s Basketball team (1-1) sailed past Bob Jones University (4-3) by a score of 73-65 in the women’s first home game of the season.

Tornados’ sophomore AnnaLee Bollinger (Hickory, N.C.) would lead the scoring surge for Brevard. Bollinger scored 19 points on the night, thirteen of those points came in the fourth quarter to help the Tornados pull away from the Bruins. The guard would have five three-pointers on the night, putting her in a tie for fourth place in Brevard’s NCAA era records for 3-point field goals made.

During the first half of play there would be several lead changes between the teams. Brevard would end the first half down 33-29. However, the Tornados would dominate the second half, outscoring the Bruins 17-8 in the third quarter and 27-24 in the fourth quarter. Brevard would hit a pair of three pointers in the third quarter to regain the lead, as Cienna Bryant would connect from behind the arc off a pass from Madison Lenox in the post. Then following a media timeout, AnnaLee Bollinger would add three points, off another assist from Lenox.

Three other Tornados would finish the game with double digit points. Senior Madison Lenox (Raleigh, N.C.) and junior Kelsie Rhyne (Taylorsville, N.C.) would each earn a double-double for Brevard. Rhyne would score thirteen points while grabbing 12 rebounds. The guard would also be a perfect 6-6 from the free throw line. Lenox would also score 13 points, and dominate the boards with twelve defensive and one offensive rebound. Senior Lynsey Crisp (Robbinsville, N.C.) would sink in 12 points while dishing out a five assists. Freshman Cienna Bryant (Roanoke, Va.) would step up for the Tornados, as the guard would score all of her nine points from behind the arc.

The Bruins offense was led by sophomore guard Sarah Thomsen, who had 18 points for Bob Jones. Sha’ron Brunson added 13 points, and Brianna Delaney and Sydney Bedsaul would reach the double-digit mark with ten points apiece.

Brevard will be on the road for the final matchup before conference play begins, as they travel to High Point University, Thursday November 17. Tip-off begins at 7 pm.

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