Harrogate, Tenn. - The Brevard College women’s basketball team was unable to pick up their second South Atlantic Conference win of the season as the fell 66-54 at the hands of the Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters on Wednesday night. With the loss the Tornados fell to 1-6 in SAC play and 5-12 on the season.
After controlling the opening tip, Dayshalee Salaman gave the Railsplitters a quick 2-0 lead on a layup. Lincoln Memorial took a 4-0 lead on their next trip down. Micheala Watkins made it 4-2 when she hit a pair of free throws on the Tornados second time down the floor. After trading buckets back and forth Brevard was trailing 10-6 at the 15:36 mark. Following the first official timeout of the game, the Railsplitters went on a 9-3 run taking a 19-9 lead. The Tornados were able to bring the lead down to seven at the next media timeout and continued to push as they brought it to five the next possession and trailed 21-16. Brevard and Lincoln Memorial continued to trade buckets as the Railsplitters got ahead by 10 when Carrie Ann Harris hit a bucket with a foul to make it a three-point play at 3:38 making it 30-20. Brevard was able to go on a 12-4 run in the final 3:38 to make the score 34-32 in favor of the Railsplitters heading into half time.
Anna Schlobohm (Greensboro, N.C.) led the Tornados with 11 points in the first half. Candice Fritz (North East, MD), Lindsay Brendle (High Point, N.C.), and Micheala Watkins (Forest City, N.C.) were each able to contribute six points in the first 20 minutes of play. Brendle led Brevard on the glass in the first half with three boards. Brevard was able to hold Salaman to just two points in the first half. Heading into the game Salaman was averaging 17.7 points per game.
Brevard and LMU were able to trade buckets back and forth to start the first half and at the first official timeout the Tornados were trailing 38-36. In the coming four minutes BC was able to trade baskets with the Lincoln Memorial and they trailed 45-41 with Schlobohm at the line with 11:17 left in the game. Brevard was able to bring it within two when Anna Schlobohm hit a three-ball to make it 47-45. The Tornados and Railsplitters flip-flopped buckets and at the 8:44 mark, Brevard was trailing 50-47. Lincoln Memorial was able to go on a 10-3 run to make it 60-50 with 3:27 left in the game. LMU and BC traded buckets back and forth but Brevard was unable to make a run and come back to overtake the Railsplitters falling by a final score of 66-54 at Tex Turner Arena.
Schlobohm led all-scorers in the game by dropping a career high 20 points in the loss. Brendle was able to drop 13 points of her own at Tex Turner Arena. Brendle led the Tornados on the boards by pulling down seven rebounds in the loss.
The BC women are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Wingate University to take on the Bulldogs. Game time is set for 2 p.m. and you can catch all of the action live on 1240-AM WSQL or at WSQLRadio.com.