Tornados continue win streak after a 60-50 victory against the Rams

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BREVARD, N.C.Madison Lenox (Raleigh, N.C.) finished with her second straight double-double game to help the Brevard College Women’s Basketball team (4-0) to a 60-50 victory over Winston-Salem State (1-6) on Wednesday night.

Three Tornados scored double-digit points during the non-conference match-up. Lenox would lead the way with 18 points while grabbing 15 rebounds for the second straight game. Sophomore AnnaLee Bollinger (Hickory, N.C) added 14 points for the Tornados, as the guard continued to shine from the three-point line, hitting four out of nine attempts from behind the arc. Senior Lynsey Crisp (Robbinsville, N.C) had another solid night for the blue and white, scoring 11 points and finishing with 5 rebounds.

Winston-Salem State was led by Kandace Tate who would be the only Ram to reach double-digits scoring ten points. Trei Torein would finish the contest just short of a double-double. The forward would end the game with ten rebounds and nine points.

The first ten minutes of play featured three lead changes and two times the score was tied. Winston-Salem State would post the first three points off a Tiana Edwards three point shot. AnnaLee Bollinger would follow up with her own three point shot on the next possession. Madison Lenox would hit a foul shot before the Rams would go on a 7-0 run. However, the Tornados would take control the last four minutes of the first quarter, as Bollinger and Kelsie Rhyne (Taylorsville, N.C.) would hit back to back threes to give the Tornados the advantage again. Brevard would finish the first quarter of play ahead 14-12.

Freshman Cienna Bryant (Roanoke, Va.) would be fouled by Tiana Edwards on a three point shot to start the second quarter. Bryant would hit all three of her foul shots, to give Brevard the five-point advantage to begin the period.

The Tornados would extend their lead to ten points at the mid-point of the second ten minutes of play, as Bollinger would knock down another three point shot. Winston-Salem State would cut the lead to six off a Jatzmin Johnson jumper with under two minutes left. A Lynsey Crisp layup would give the Tornados a 27-19 lead going into the second half of play.

The Rams would come out aggressive in the second half, cutting the Tornados lead to five as Tiana Edwards would score from the perimeter off an assist by Jatzmin Johnson. The Tornados would answer back as Crisp would hit a three point shot, and then Madison Lenox would score a layup after Kelsie Rhyne came away with a steal.

Winston Salem would take the lead at the end of the quarter as Briana Arnold would hit a jumper to give the Rams a one-point lead going into the final quarter of play, leading 39-38.

The final ten minutes of play brought about several moments of excitement, as the Rams would extend their lead to three points before the Tornados would go on an 8-0 run to help secure the win. Brevard would be solid from the foul-line hitting 6 out of 8 of their free-throws in the final minute of the game.

Brevard will return to conference play this weekend as they travel to Hickory, N.C. to take on Lenoir-Rhyne. The women will begin at 2 pm followed by the men’s game.

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