DeMoss posts double-double in 90-58 loss to Anderson

Box Score

ANDERSON, S.C. – The Brevard College Women’s basketball team (6-17, 2-17 SAC) was within four points at halftime to the Trojans of Anderson University (18-5, 15-4 SAC), but a strong third quarter by the Trojans led to a 90-58 loss for Brevard in Wednesday night’s conference game.

Senior Madison Lenox (Raleigh, N.C.) led the way for the Tornados, scoring 19 points and grabbing seven rebounds. The Raleigh native came away with a season-high six steals during the contest. Sophomore AnnaLee Bollinger (Hickory, N.C.) added 17 points to the Tornados total, finishing 5-9 from behind the arc. Bollinger dished out three assists, tying teammate D’Naya Wilson (Hampton, Ga.) for a team-high. Junior Whitney DeMoss (Candler, N.C.) posted a double-double, scoring 12 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for the blue and white. DeMoss also recorded Brevard’s only blocked shot of the evening.

The Trojans were led by Heather Jankowy and Jasmine Franklin who each scored 21 points for Anderson. Franklin finished with a double-double, grabbing 11 rebounds, going a perfect 8-8 at the free-throw line, and dishing out a game-high five assists.

Anderson would be the first team to post points on the scoreboard, as Heather Jankowy hit a three in the opening seconds of the contest. Lenox would answer on the next possession hitting a jumper. Bollinger connected from behind the arc to put the game at 6-5 in the opening minute of the game.

Bollinger hit her second three-point shot of the night to tie the game 10-all at the six-minute mark. Anderson answered, going on a 9-0 run before Lenox hit two foul shots. The Trojans would lead 31-20 at the end of the first quarter. Brevard shot 50 percent from the field during the first quarter, finishing 8-16 from the field.

Anderson maintained its lead during the opening minutes of the second quarter before DeMoss scored a layup off a pass from Bollinger. Bollinger would then score the Tornados next five points, coming away with a steal and then hitting a jumper. The sophomore put Brevard within four the next offensive play, hitting a three at the 6:45 mark.

The Tornados would enter halftime, trailing 40-36, as DeMoss went 1-2 from the foul line to close out the first half of play.

The Trojans controlled the second half, as Anderson benefited from some Tornado foul trouble in the third quarter, finishing 13-14 from the free-throw line during the quarter. Whitney DeMoss scored five of the Tornados seven points during the quarter.

Anderson would hold on to its lead during the final 10-minutes of play, taking the conference matchup 90-58. Lynsey Crisp (Robbinsville, N.C.) and Lenox would combine to score 12 of the Tornados 15 points in the fourth quarter. Crisp scored six of her eight points in the quarter.

Brevard will return to Boshamer Gymnasium of Saturday, Feb. 18 for the final home game of the season against Catawba College. Tipoff will be at 2 p.m. Prior to the game Brevard will honor its three seniors who have made an impressive impact on the program over the past four years. Lynsey Crisp, Kyley Clark (Chapel Hill, N.C.) and Madison Lenox will be playing in their final home game in a Tornado jersey on Saturday.

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