Lenox records tenth double-double, as Brevard falls to Carson-Newman

JEFFERSON, TENN. – The Brevard College Women’s Basketball team (6-18, 2-18 SAC) fell to the hot-shooting Eagles of Carson-Newman University by a score of 105-49 in Wednesday nights’ conference matchup.

Senior Madison Lenox recorded her tenth double-double of the season, scoring 18 points and grabbing 13 rebounds for the blue and white. Lenox also came away with a game-high four steals and dished out three assists. Freshman Cienna Bryant (Roanoke, Va.) scored nine points for Brevard, finishing 3-5 from behind the arc.

Six Eagles reached double-digit point totals in the game, as Carson-Newman finished the game with a 53.2 field goal percentage. The Eagles were led by Mika Wester who scored a game-high 19 points, finishing 7-8 from the field and a perfect 4-4 from the foul line. Haris Price and Ashton Wykle each scored 15 points to add to the total.

Cienna Bryant put the Tornados on the board first with a three to open the game. AnnaLee Bollinger (Hickory, N.C.) followed with three more points to make the score 6-3. Bryant connected from the arc again, off a pass from Madison Lenox to give Brevard a two-point edge at the 7:46 mark.

Carson-Newman would go on a quick 10-0 run before Lenox would hit a layup to break up the scoring. The Eagles closed out the first ten minutes of play, leading 28-11.

Madison Lenox opened up the second quarter with three steals. To start the opening seconds, Lenox stole the ball from Tori Griffin and drove down the court to score a layup. Lenox would come away with another steal at the 9:21 mark, leading to a made layup by Bollinger. The senior’s third steal came at the 7:44 mark. The steal led to a made jumper, by Lenox from a pass from Lynsey Crisp (Robbinsville, N.C.) to make the score 34-17.

The Eagles benefited from foul shooting in the second quarter, connecting on eight of ten attempts, to enter halftime leading 60-20.

Carson-Newman did not let up during the second half of play, taking the game 105-49. Seniors' Lynsey Crisp and Madison Lenox led the Tornados in the second half. Lenox scored 12 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while Crisp totaled eight points in the half.

Brevard will look to bounce back in their final game of the season this Saturday. The Tornados will travel to Newberry for the last SAC conference game. The women’s game will start at 2 p.m. with the men’s game following.

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