Brevard falls in conference match-up against Wingate, 84-54

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BREVARD, N.C. – The Brevard College Women’s basketball team (6-16, 2-16 SAC) lost to the hot shooting Bulldogs of Wingate University (19-4, 15-3 SAC), 84-54 in Saturday afternoon’s conference match-up.

Three Tornados reached double-figures with sophomore AnnaLee Bollinger (Hickory, N.C.) leading the way, scoring 18 points. Bollinger also led the Tornados with six rebounds and came away with three steals. Seniors Madison Lenox (Raleigh, N.C.) and Lynsey Crisp (Robbinsville, N.C.) each scored 12 for the blue and white. Lenox finished 5-14 from the field and dished out a team-high four assists. Crisp finished 4-6 from the field and 2-3 from behind the arc. Whitney DeMoss (Candler, N.C.) added nine points to Brevard’s total. The Tornados finished the game shooting 42.9 percent from the field.

Wingate was led by Shelby Tricoli, who scored a game-high 20 points. Tricoli finished 4-5 from behind the arc and 7-10 from the field. Danasia Witherspoon added 17 points to the Bulldogs total. Marta Miscenko grabbed 11 rebounds and scored 10 points to finish the night with a double-double.

Wingate got off to a hot start in the first quarter scoring the first 13 points. Lenox would put the Tornados on the board with back-to-back layups at the three-minute mark. Whitney DeMoss cut Wingate’s lead to single-digits with a jumper off a pass from Cienna Bryant (Roanoke, Va.). The Bulldogs would finish the first 10-minutes of play leading 21-11, as Bollinger hit a jumper in the final seconds of the period.

Brevard took control of the opening minutes of the second quarter, as Lenox hit a foul shot, and Bollinger scored from behind the arc to put the Tornados within six at the 7:34 mark. Wingate extended its lead to 12 as Jordan Quick scored a layup with 1:24 remaining in the half.

Lenox and Bollinger combined to score the last four points of the half, as Lenox went 1-2 from the free-throw line and Bollinger connected from the arc once again. Brevard entered halftime trailing 35-27.

Bollinger scored a layup to open up the third quarter, putting Brevard within six. However, the Bulldogs would take control going on a 15-0 run, courtesy of clutch free-throw shooting. Wingate finished the 12-17 from the line in the third quarter, helping them to a 57-35 advantage to enter the final 10-minutes of play.

Wingate maintained its lead in the fourth quarter, shooting a hot 57.1 percent from the field. The Tornados went 4-5 from behind the arc in the final quarter as both Crisp and Bollinger hit two from the perimeter.

Brevard will be on the road this Wednesday, Feb. 15 as they travel to Anderson to take on the Trojans. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m.

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