Tornados fall to Catawba on senior day

Box Score

BREVARD, N.C. – The Brevard College women team (6-18, 2-18 SAC) played their final home game of the season Saturday afternoon, falling to Catawba College, (15-19, 12-8 SAC) 80-61.

The Brevard seniors shined combining for 39 of the Tornados 61 points. Senior Lynsey Crisp (Robbinsville, N.C.) led the way for Brevard, scoring 24 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Crisp was credited with four assists. Senior Madison Lenox (Raleigh, N.C.) added 15 points and added eight rebounds to Brevard’s total as well. Freshman Cienna Bryant (Roanoke, Va.) scored a career-high 12 points for the blue and white, finishing 4-8 from behind the arc.

The Indians were led by Terri Rogers, who finished with a double-double, scoring 22 points and grabbing a game-high 12 rebounds. Bri Johnson finished 7-11 from the field to total with 17 points. Serena Brown added 15 points to Catawba’s total while dishing out a game-high seven assists.

Senior Madison Lenox started the game off with a blocked shot and a steal that led to a three-point shot by fellow senior Lynsey Crisp. Bryant would add another three for the Tornados, putting Brevard up 6-2 in the opening minutes of the game.

The Tornados extended their lead to five at the 2:48 mark as Crisp hit both free-throws. The Indians tied the game at 21-all to close out the first ten minutes of play.

Catawba extended its lead to six points to open up the second quarter. AnnaLee Bollinger (Hickory, N.C.) broke up the run by hitting a three. Bryant tied the score on the next possession with another three-point shot off a pass from Bollinger. The Indians would go on a run to close out the first half of play, leading 42-32.

Catawba took control coming out of halftime, going on a 9-0 run before Bryant scored from behind the arc. The Indians extended their lead to 24 at the 6:52 mark, but Brevard battled back, as Lenox grabbed an offensive board and went up for a layup. Crisp would score the Tornados next four points on a layup and a three-point shot.

Brevard finished 7-9 from the free-throw line during the fourth quarter. Crisp and Bollinger shot perfect from the line and Lenox went 2-4 as the Tornados outscored Catawba 14-10 in the final ten minutes of play. However, it was not enough for the win as the Tornados fell 80-61.

Brevard will be on the road this Wednesday, Feb. 22, as they travel to Carson-Newman for a conference matchup beginning at 6 p.m.

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