Young Harris, Ga. - Lindsay Brendle (High Point, N.C.) continued her offensive dominance by leading all scorers in the Tornados win over the Young Harris Mountain Lions on Tuesday night. Brendle was able to put up 15 in the victory. With the 59-54 win over Young Harris, the Brevard College women’s basketball team improves to a 2-3 mark on the season.
Brendle opened up the scoring with a three-pointer in the first minute of play giving the Tornados an early 3-0 lead over the Mountain Lions. Young Harris was able to come back with four points of their own, giving them a 4-3 edge. The one-point lead was the only lead that the Mountain Lions held the entire contest as the Tornados went on a seven point run to put them up by six. The Tornados continued to pour it on as they went up by as many as 17 in the first half of play when they led by a score of 32-15 with 4:39 remaining in the half. Young Harris was able to come back with six points before the end of the half cutting into Brevard’s lead. The Tornados lead was 11 at half as they led 32-21 at the break.
Brendle was able to score 12 of her 15 points in the first half of play. She went 4-for-4 from the field with a pair of three-pointers. She was also 2-for-2 from the free throw line in the first half. Candice Fritz (North East, MD) was 4-for-6 from the field in the first half with eight points. The Tornados shot 50% from the field in the first half going 13-for-26 with a 40% three-point percentage as they shot 4-for-10 from beyond the arc.
The Tornados and Mountain Lions traded baskets back and forth throughout much of the second half as Brevard was able to take their lead to as many as 16 in the second half but the Mountain Lions were able to claw back into the game through the final 10 minutes of play.
Brevard led by 15 with 8:26 remaining and Young Harris was able to take the Tornados to the wire. The Mountain Lions’ LaDondra Johnson was able to hit a layup cutting the lead to 13. Breanna Gleeson hit a three-point basket following a turnover by Fritz making it a 10-point game with 7:27 remaining. The next time down the floor the Tornados took a 12-point lead when Fritz was fouled and hit both free ones. Young Harris was able to cut the lead to nine following a free throw by Nikki Winn and a jump shot by Johnson with 3:43 left in the game. Fritz was able to make the lead double-digits again when she hit a jumper with 3:03 remaining. Young Harris was able to come within five points in the final three minutes but the Tornados defense was able to outlast the Mountain Lions.
Brendle led Brevad with 15 points while Fritz was able to drop 14 of her own in the Tornados second win of the season. Brendle leads the Tornados, averaging 13.4 points per game, while Fritz is averaging 10.4 points per game. Fritz was also able to pull down eight rebounds in the game and leads Brevard with 5.8 boards per game. Holli Flippo (Kingston Springs, Tenn.) was able to score double-digits by scoring 11 points. Micheala Watkins (Forest City, N.C.) scored eight points and led the Tornados defensively with five steals. Watkins is now averaging 4.4 steals per game. Anna Schlobohm (Greensboro, N.C.) was able to pick the Mountain Lions’ pockets on five occasions as well.
The Tornados head to Salisbury, N.C. on Friday to take on the Barton College Bulldogs in the Catawba Classic. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m. at Goodman Gymnasium. You can listen to Dwayne Summers and Seth Montgomery make the call on Friday with the pre-game show starting at 5:30 p.m. on 1240-AM WSQL or by going to www.WSQLRadio.com.