JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn.- The Carson-Newman Eagles (9-4, 7-2 SAC) handed the Brevard College women’s basketball team (4-9, 3-6 SAC) a 105-82 loss in Holt Fieldhouse on Wednesday night despite a career-high 31 points from Katie Williams.
The sophomore went 9-for-17 from the field and 10-for-11 from the foul line while grabbing four rebounds and dishing two assists. Williams continues her offensive tear as she shattered her previous career high of 20 points, which she set in Saturday’s win over Catawba.
After the Eagles jumped out to an early double-digit lead to start the game, BC scored seven straight points to trim their deficit to seven with 6:42 left in the opening half.
Clinging to a 32-25 advantage, the Eagles were able to push the margin up to 16 before settling for a 50-37 lead at the half.
BC again shaved their deficit to single digits to open the second half before a Carson-Newman run pushed their lead to 20 at the 13:15 mark. BC was unable to cut the Eagles lead below 14 for the rest of the contest.
Shelby Wolfe and Madison Lenox also both finished in double figures for the Tornados, tallying 14 and 13 points, respectively. Wolfe also grabbed a game-high nine rebounds for BC.
Taylor Peterson paced the Eagles with 20 points off the bench for Carson-Newman, going 7-for-10 from the floor and adding six points from the free throw line. Three other Eagles scored in double figures as Tatum Burstrom had 17 points, Kaitlyn Cupples finished with 14 and Chante Markus added 13.
The Tornados look to rebound on Saturday afternoon as they visit the Newberry Wolves for a 2 p.m. tipoff from Eleazer Arena.