Tornados fall to Carson-Newman, 92-41

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BREVARD, N.C. – The Brevard College Women’s Basketball team (5-8, 1-8 SAC) fell to a hot-shooting Carson-Newman team in Wednesday’s conference matchup by a score of 92-41.

The Eagles shot an impressive 50 percent from the field and 60 percent from three point range during the contest, sinking 12 out of 20 attempts from the perimeter. Sophomore Ashton Wykle came off the bench to sink five, three-pointers in the second half. Wykle along with teammate Mika Wester, combined to score a team-high 14 points each to lead the Eagles.

Senior Madison Lenox (Raleigh, N.C.) paced the way for the Tornados scoring 13 points, and grabbing a team-high six rebounds. The Raleigh native finished a perfect 3-3 from the free-throw line. Sophomore AnnaLee Bollinger (Hickory, N.C.) was the only other Tornado to score in double figures, as the guard finished with 11 points, shooting 4-10 from the field. Freshman Cienna Bryant (Roanoke, Va.) scored all six of her points courtesy of the long shot.

Brevard kept the game close in the first quarter as Lenox put the Tornados up 4-2 to start the game, scoring Brevard’s first four points. Carson-Newman would go on a 10-2 run, before Bryant scored a three to close out the first 10-minutes of play.

The Eagles would enter halftime with a 35-14 lead as they went 8-15 from the field during the second quarter of play.

Cienna Bryant connected with a three at the 5:37 mark of the second quarter to give Brevard its first points of the quarter. Bollinger added a jumper to close out the quarter to cut the Eagles lead to 16.

The second half of play was controlled by the Eagles as C-N shot an impressive 66.7 and 62.5 percent from behind the arc, respectively, to cruise to a 92-41 win against the Tornados.

Brevard forced Carson-Newman into 13 turnovers throughout the game as Lenox tallied two steals, and Lynsey Crisp (Robbinsville, N.C.), Kyley Clark (Chapel Hill, N.C.), and D’Naya Wilson (Hampton, Ga.) each came away with a steal on the night.

The Tornados will have a quick turnaround as they return to the hardwood on Saturday, Jan. 14, as Brevard hosts Newberry in a conference doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.

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