Bollinger nets 21, as Brevard falls to Mars Hill

Box Score

BREVARD, N.C. – Sophomore AnnaLee Bollinger (Hickory, N.C.) went 5-10 from behind the arc to finish with 21 points, as Brevard (6- 15, 2-15 SAC) fell to Mars Hill (5-18, 3-14) 85-59 in Wednesday night’s conference game.

Madison Lenox (Raleigh, N.C.) finished just shy of a double-double as the senior scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds. The Raleigh native also blocked three shots and came away with two steals for the blue and white. Whitney DeMoss (Candler, N.C.) returned to the hardwood to score 11 points. DeMoss also grabbed nine rebounds and finished 3-5 from the foul line.

The Lions were led by Aliyah Farmer, who scored a game-high 24 points. Paige Chavis added 20 points to Mars Hill’s total, finishing 8-16 from the field. Jenny Edwards finished just shy of a double-double scoring 17 points and grabbing a team-high nine rebounds for the Lions.

Lenox put Brevard on the board in the first quarter scoring a jumper at the 9:15 mark. Bollinger gave Brevard its first lead, hitting a three. Bollinger would score two from behind the arc in the first two minutes of the game.

Mars Hill went on a 7-0 run up to the five-minute mark as Paige Chavis scored a layup to give the Lions an 18-10 advantage. The Lions finished the first period with a thirteen point lead, entering the second quarter with a 28-15 lead.

The Lions did not let up in the second quarter, scoring the first six points before Bollinger hit a three to break up the run. Whitney DeMoss scored a layup, and Madison Lenox completed a three-point play to put Brevard within 14 with 5:58 remaining in the half. Mars Hill would enter halftime leading 50-33.

The second half of play belonged to the Lions, as they shot 60 percent from the field in the third quarter. Brevard went on a run to start the fourth quarter as Lynsey Crisp (Robbinsville, N.C.) and Lenox scored the first four points of the quarter. However, the Lions would take the conference matchup with an 85-59 win.

Brevard will return to Boshamer Gymnasium this Saturday as they host Wingate for a conference doubleheader. The women’s game will tipoff at 2 p.m. Brevard will be playing in its annual Play for Kay game for Breast Cancer awareness.

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