Crisp posted career-high 32 in 80-67 loss to Coker

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Senior forward Lynsey Crisp (Robbinsville, N.C.) exploded for 32 points Saturday, in the Brevard College Tornados (5-12, 1-12 SAC) 80-67 loss to the Coker College Cobras (3-15, 2-11 SAC).

Crisp finished an impressive 6-9 from behind the three-point arc and 12-18 from the floor, while also pulling down three rebounds and dishing out three assists.

Senior Madison Lenox (Raleigh, N.C.) finished with 23 points, four rebounds, four assists, five steals and two blocks in the conference matchup as the two seniors combined for 55 of the Tornados 67 points.

Sophomore AnnaLee Bollinger (Hickory, N.C.) finished with seven points, while also adding three assists and three steals for the game.

The Cobras were lead offensively by Iresha Cooper who finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds, as Coker finished the afternoon with a 40-18 rebound advantage and a 19-3 second chance points edge.

Brevard opened Saturday’s South Atlantic Conference showdown on a tear as Crisp connected for her first of six three-point attempts 28 seconds into the game, following a Lenox steal, Crisp would drive the lane and connect on a layup on Brevard’s next offensive possession to give BC a 5-2 lead.

Overall, Crisp would begin the afternoon with the Tornados first 11 points, as the senior connected on two more triples on BC’s next three possessions to extend the Brevard lead to 11-6.

Lenox would get into the scoring action at the 5:10 mark as she connected on a layup following her second steal, before sinking a jump shot at 4:03 and finishing an and one opportunity at 3:40 to give the Tornados an 18-10 edge.

Coker would close out the first quarter of action on a 7-1 run to cut the Brevard lead to 19-17. Before tying the contest at 19-19 coming out of the first quarter break.

Both squads would trade leads throughout the second quarter, Before Coker managed to open a five-point lead with 3:24 remaining. Crisp would connect on two late layup attempts, but the Cobras would control a 37-31 lead heading into halftime.

Coming out of the break, Coker would extend their lead to double-digits, before Crisp would put the Tornados back on the board with a drive into the lane and a successful net finder off the backboard.

Coker, however, would take advantage of their size and second chance points as they would lead Brevard by as many as 13 points in the third quarter, before a three-pointer by Crisp and two successful free throws by Lenox would cut the Coker lead back to eight points.

The Cobras would continue to grow their lead back to double-digits throughout the final portion of the third and the start of the fourth quarter, before Brevard would manage to rally, cutting the Coker lead to six points on two free throws from Lenox, a triple from Bollinger and another successful and one opportunity from Lenox.

However, Coker would manage to increase their lead back to double-digits as both Crisp and Lenox would combined for the Tornados last seven points in an attempt to trim the lead and pick up a victory, but Coker’s inside presence and rebounding advantage would prove to be too much for the five player Tornados to overcome.

Brevard will return back to Boshamer Gymnasium this coming Wednesday, Feb. 1 as they begin the month of February with a showdown against the No.6 ranked Lincoln Memorial University Railsplitters beginning at 6 p.m.

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