Brevard, N.C. - The Tornados and the Eagles battled out in their WBCA PinkZone game on February 18th. Samantha Winn continued her recent hot streak scoring 20 or more points in four of the past five games, but Carson-Newman had ten players score on their way to recording a 106-84 victory.
The teams combined to hit 29 three-pointers during the offensive explosion as Brevard hit 42.9 percent (15-35) from behind the arc, and Carson-Newman hit 56.0 percent (14-25). The difference in the game came on the battle of the boards as the Eagles held a 43-31 rebounding edge.
Brevard was led by Winn with 20 points and eight rebounds. Amber Roberts broke out from a recent scoring funk, connecting on six three’s for 18 points, and Amanda Whitaker had 14 as the Tornados fell to 6-18, 0-13 in the South Atlantic Conference. Winn currently sits 13 points shy of 1,000 for her career.
Ashley Kyle led the visiting Eagles (17-7, 8-5 SAC) with 23 points, while Lindsey Eggleston scoring 20. Three Eagles had double-doubles as Ashley Tipton had 18 points and 10 assists, Zoriah Williams had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Shari Buford broke 1,000 points for her career with 3:31 left in the first half, on her way to a 14 point-10 rebound night.
Buford scored the first points of the game on a layup off the pass by Eggleston and Eggleston put in a three-pointer as Carson-Newman went up 5-0 before the Tornados scored. A jumper by Anna Schlobohm in the paint off the assist by Winn put Brevard on the board with 1:40 into the game.
A jumper by Tipton put the Eagles lead back to five, before Whitaker put in a layup and a three from the top of the key to tie the game up at 7 with 16:59 left in the first half.
A three-pointer by Winn from the right side tied the game up at 15 with 12:28 on the clock in the first half. After Tipton and Whitaker traded three-pointers, the Eagles went on a 34-14 run to close out the half up 52-32.
Roberts hit three three-pointers in the second half and Winn added nine points, but Carson-Newman kept the game in check as the lead did not go below 16 as the Eagles took the win, 106-84.
$635 was raised for the WBCA Kay Yow Fund for Breast Cancer Awareness through donations, gate proceeds and remembrance ribbon sales during the game between the Tornados and the Eagles.
Brevard stays at home as they close out the home portion of their season with a rematch against Tusculum College on Saturday, February 21st. The Lady Pioneers won the first game 98-57 on December 6th. Tip-off for the Tornados-Lady Pioneers game is set for 2 p.m. Carson-Newman stays on the road as they head to Harrogate, Tenn. to take on Lincoln Memorial, with game time set for 6 p.m.