Monday, January 12, 2009


Samantha Winn tied a career-high with 22 points and set a new career-high in rebounds

Brevard, N.C. - Samantha Winn tied a career-high with 22 points and set a new career high with 19 rebounds against the visiting Erskine College Flying Fleet on Monday night, but Audrey Timmerman responded with 24 points, including five free throws in the last 19 seconds of the game to give Erskine the game, 78-72.

The Tornados (4-9, 0-4 in the South Atlantic Conference) fall to 3-3 in games played in Boshamer Gymnasium, while Erskine (7-4, 3-3 in the Conference Carolinas) improves to 2-3 on the road in the 2008-2009 season.

Mary Ann Langford opened up the game with a layup 1:33 into the game, but Amber Roberts put a jumper in on the next trip down the court to tied the game up at 2.

The Tornados would go on a 16-8 run with Lindsay Brendle, in her first game back from a broken hand, adding a three from the left corner as the Tornados went up 18-10 with 11:42 left in the first half.

Erskine came back with a 19-7 run of their own as Timmerman caught on fire with a jumper and two three-pointers as the Flying Fleet went up 29-25 with 3:18 on the clock.

Anna Schlobohm stopped the Erskine run with a pair of free throws, then after a Paige Bridgers three-pointer, Kelly Hudler and Schlobohm would add layups to put the Tornados up 36-29. Holli Flippo would add a three as Brevard went into the locker room with a 39-34 lead.

Brevard shot a season-best 55.6 percent (15-27) from the field including 71.4 percent (5-7) from behind the arc in the first half, while Erskine shot 32.4 percent (12-37) from the field.

BC’s Winn and Erskine’s Timmerman led all scorers with eight points in the first half, while Winn led all players with seven rebounds. Schlobohm added a career-high six assists in the first half as she led the Tornados offensive attack.

The teams would swap baskets at the beginning of the second half as the Tornados lead would increase to seven as Winn put in a jumper to give Brevard a 56-51 lead with 10:44 to play.

Erskine tied the game up at 63 with 4:55 in the second half as Porsha Morgan drove in for a layup. The teams would continue to swap baskets, tying the game up at 65 and 67 before a pair of jumpers by Erskine’s Karen Anger would give the Flying Fleet a 71-67 lead they would not relinquish for the remainder of the game.

Amber Roberts hit her second three of the game to bring the score back within one, but after a Morgan layup, Timmerman would go to the line and sink five free throws and a last-second turnover by Brevard would seal the game at 78-72.

Brevard shot 35.1 percent (13-37) in the second half on their way to connecting on 28-64 (43.8 percent) from the field during the game. Erskine started to connect in the second half as the Flying Fleet hit 48.4 percent (15-31) of their shots as they came back from the half-time deficit.

Brevard would dominate on the boards, collecting 47 rebounds to the Flying Fleet’s 31, however, the Tornados were unable to make an impact on the offensive glass with only 14 rebounds in the game, including a lone offensive rebound in the first half.

Winn led the Tornados with 22 points and 19 rebounds, while shooting 66.7 percent (10-15) from the field. Holli Flippo chipped in with 11 points, while Schlobohm had nine points, nine assists and seven rebounds for the game.

Timmerman led all scorers with 24 points for the game, while Langford (16), Anger (13) and Morgan (12) each contributed to the Erskine win with double-digits scoring.

The Tornados continue their homestand on Wednesday as they host Catawba College in a battle between SAC schools. Tip-off for the game is set for 6 p.m. Erskine heads to Gaffney, S.C. to take on Limestone College with game time set for 5:30 p.m.