Brevard captures third straight victoryNovember 26, 2016
SWANNANOA, N.C. – The Brevard College Women’s Basketball Team (3-0) extended their win streak to three games by defeating Warren Wilson College (4-5) 79-63 in Saturday afternoon’s non-conference match-up.
Brevard had four players score double digit points during the contest. Senior Madison Lenox (Raleigh, N.C.) had her second double-double of the season, as the forward led the Tornados with 26 points and grabbed a season-high fifteen rebounds for the blue and white. Sophomore AnnaLee Bollinger (Hickory, N.C.) contributed 20 points for Brevard, as the Hickory, N.C. native went four for six behind the arc, making it her third straight game of scoring at least four shots from behind the arc. Seniors Lynsey Crisp (Robbinsville, N.C.) and Kyley Clark (Chapel Hill, N.C.) added 12 and 10 points respectively to help the women’s basketball team to their best start since the 2011-12 season.
Warren Wilson was led by Danasia Dumas, who scored 23 points for the Owls and played all 40 minutes of the contest. Jade McCrimmon would lead Warren Wilson in rebounds, grabbing ten, while also contributing eight points for the Owls.
Madison Lenox and AnnaLee Bollinger would put the Tornados up 6-0 in the first minutes of the first quarter. Jade McCrimmon would hit two free throws to put Warren Wilson on the board. However, Brevard would once again hold their opponent to single digit points after the first quarter, as the Tornados led 16-9 at the end of the first ten minutes.
The Tornados would pickup where they left off in the second quarter as freshman Cienna Bryant (Roanoke, Virginia) connected from the perimeter off an assist by Kyley Clark. Brevard would extend their lead to 17 points in the second quarter off a Lenox jump shot before the Owls would cut the lead to 13 entering halftime down 24-37 to Brevard.
Warren Wilson would get within ten points during the third quarter, as Danasia Dumas would hit two foul shots to cut Brevard’s lead. AnnaLee Bollinger would stop the Owls threat as the sophomore hit two three pointers to help Brevard pull away from the Owls. Kelsie Rhyne (Taylorsville, N.C.) would hit two foul shots at the end of the third quarter to give the Tornados a 62-45 advantage entering the final ten minutes of play.
During the fourth quarter, freshman D’Naya Wilson (Hampton, Ga.) would score her first points as a Tornado, as the guard hit a free throw to give Brevard a 15 point lead in the final minute and a half of the game.
Brevard ended the contest shooting 50% from the field and hitting 15 out of 20 from the foul line.
The Tornados will return to the court next Wednesday, November 30, as they host Winston-Salem State. Tip-off will be 6 pm.