Lenox breaks Tornados all-time scoring recordDecember 3, 2016
HICKORY, N.C. – Senior forward Madison Lenox (Raleigh, N.C.) made history Saturday afternoon in Hickory, N.C., moving past Samantha Winn for No. 1 in school history for points scored in her career. Lenox would finish with 21 points in Brevard’s 71-37 loss to Lenoir-Rhyne.
Lenox wrapped up her career afternoon as the team's leading scorer, pulling down a game-high nine rebounds in the effort. Junior Kelsie Rhyne (Taylorsville, N.C.) finished with nine points, all of which came from behind the three-point line.
In addition to Lenox and Rhyne, senior forward Lynsey Crisp (Robbinsville, N.C.) added four points and four rebounds.
Lenoir-Rhyne’s Chelsey Romero finished with a game-high 23-points on 10-12 shooting from the flooring, collecting seven rebounds, while her teammate Madi Suddreth contributed 21 points and six rebounds.
The Bears would kick off the afternoon’s scoring on a layup by Chelsey Romero, 20 seconds into the first quarter. Crisp would answer with a layup of her own at 8:31 to even the game at 2-2.
Lenoir-Rhyne would benefit from a 6-0 run heading into the first media break, before Rhyne managed to end the Bear’s run, sinking a three-pointer with 3:25 remaining in the opening quarter.
Lenox would add her first points of the game just over a minute later, cutting Lenoir-Rhyne’s lead to 8-7, before Romero added a last-second layup to take a 10-7 lead into the end of the first quarter.
The Bears would make their first two baskets following the break, pushing their lead to seven points, before Lenox managed to convert a three-point play, cutting the lead to 14-10.
Rhyne would find net on the Tornados' next possession, cutting the Bears' lead back to one point.
Lenior-Rhyne would extend its lead back to five points with three minutes remaining in the first half, before Lenox cut the lead back to three following a steal.
The Bears would take a 27-20 lead into the 15-minute intermission, before opening the second half on a 21-0 run, extending their lead to 28-points.
Lenox would end Lenoir-Rhyne's run with her second three-point play of the evening, while Rhyne hit her third three-pointer to cut the Bears' lead down to 22 points.
However, the second half would be all Bears as the team increased its lead to as many as 37 points, taking the final decision to 71-31.
The Tornados will return back to the road this Monday, Dec. 5 as they travel to Harrogate, Tenn., to battle the Lincoln Memorial University Railsplitters, with tip-off scheduled for 6 p.m.