Brevard, N.C. - Coming off a win at Virginia Intermont, the Brevard College women’s basketball team put their undefeated streak at home to the test against Mars Hill College on Saturday afternoon. The Tornados fought hard, but ultimately fell to the Lions, 63-46.
For the season, the Tornados fall to 3-6, 0-2 in the South Atlantic Conference, while Mars Hill improves to 8-4, 1-0 in conference play.
Brevard scored the first points of the game at the 17:49 mark on a Millie Wharton free throw. Mars Hill went up 5-1 behind a three by Ariel Okunowo with 15:44 to play. After Anna Schlobohm drove in for a layup and made the resulting free throw, the Lions went on a 26-16 run to take a 31-20 lead into the halftime break.
Brevard shot 29.6 percent (8-27) from the field in the first half, while Mars Hill went 11-32 (34.4 percent) in building their 11 point lead. The lead was also attributed to Brevard’s inability to get on the boards as Mars Hill out-rebounded the Tornados 27-11 in the first half.
Schlobohm led all scores with eight points at the break on 3-6 (50 percent) shooting. Shamia Terry and Jocelyn Williams led the Lions with six points apiece.
The Lions went up by as many as 22 points in the second half, but Schlobohm did her best to keep the Tornados in the game, recording nine of her game-high 17 points to keep pace with Mars Hill. However, the Tornados fell short in their comeback as they fell, 63-46.
Schlobohm led all scorers in the game with 17 points, while Samantha Winn recorded nine points and eight rebounds. The Lions were led by a pair with double-doubles as Jocelyn Williams (14 points-11 rebounds) and Shamia Terry (10 points-12rebounds) led the way. Ariel Okunowo also recorded 10 points for the game.
The Tornados take a day off before they host Montreat College on Monday, December 5th, with a tip-off time scheduled for 6 p.m. The Lions head home to face Newberry College on Wednesday, December 7th, with a start time of 6 p.m.