Wingate, N.C. - Wingate used an even scoring attack to defeat Brevard Saturday afternoon led by four Bulldogs with double digit scoring figures. A pair of sophomores led the Tornados, Lindsay Brendle with 11 points, followed by Anna Schlobohm with ten as the Tornados fell, 82-56.
The Tornados fall to 6-9 overall and 0-6 in the conference while Wingate improves to 9-6, and 2-3 in conference.
Stacie Rhodes led Wingate scoring 15 points, shooting 70 percent from the field. Rhodes also pulled down nine rebounds for the Bulldogs who out rebounded the Tornados 57-42.
Kurie Washington and Stefani Shuey each scored 13 for Wingate, Washington also adding eight rebounds.
The Tornados struggled early, heading into halftime shooting just 21 percent from the field, and just 16 percent from three-point range. On the contrary, Wingate shot 42.9 percent from the field led by Rhodes who shot a perfect five for fivein the first half leading the Bulldogs with ten points.
Brendle, who started her second consecutive game, led the Tornados with nine points in the first half followed by Millie Wharton with seven.
After leading by as many as 12 points in the first half the Bulldogs went to the locker room leading 37-27.
Wingate began the second half with a 6-0 run, and then continued to add on leading by as many as 23 early in the half.
The Bulldogs had already committed seven fouls with fourteen minutes remaining in the second half, giving the Tornados the advantage of shooting the early bonus. Brevard shot 32-47 from the free throw line totaling almost half of their total points from the charity stripe. Each team combined for 62 personal fouls, Wingate committing 34 while Brevard committed 28 with no players fouling out of the game.
Kelly Hudler came off the bench sparking the Tornados in the second half, scoring seven points while notching three steals and a blocked shot in just 12 total minutes of play.
Amanda Whitaker controlled the boards for Brevard pulling down ten, followed by Samantha Winn with eight rebounds.
Winn scored just six points, the first time this year she failed to reach double figures.
Brevard converted just eleven field goals, nine of those being unassisted. Schlobohm and Whitaker each recorded an assist to account for the only two Brevard assists.
The Tornados will be back in action when they return home for a game against #10 Carson-Newman on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.