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By Joseph Swanson
BC Sports Information 

Bulldogs Sweep Tornados In Saturday Road Hoops Contests – Brevard NC


December 19, 2016

Junior guard Stevie Williams posted a game-high 22-points and three steals as the Brevard College Tornados (1-10, 0-6 SAC) fell by a final of 78-56 on the road to last season South Atlantic Conference tournament runner-up the Wingate University Bulldogs (4-7, 2-4 SAC)

In addition to William’s 22-point outburst, the High Point, N.C., native was 6-15 from the floor, going an impressive 9-10 from the free throw line.

Juniors Shelby Parris and D.J. Bostick, as well as senior Harry Singh, each added six-points for the game, while Parris lead the team with six rebounds for the afternoon.

On the opposite side of the ball, the Bulldogs posted three players with double-digit point totals, behind a team-high 18 points by Keith Griffin.

Following a Griffin layup to open the scoring for Wingate, Brevard would get on the board off a Singh layup.

The Tornados would lead by as many as four-points with just over 12 minutes remaining in the opening frame as Singh sunk back-to-back free throws to give Brevard an 8-4 lead.

Wingate would use a 14-0 run however to take an 18-8 lead with just over six minutes remaining in the opening frame.

The Bulldogs, however, would close out the opening half on a 16-9 run to take a 34-20 lead into the half.

Coming out of the break, Bostick would sink a three-point to trim Wingate’s lead to 36-23 and senior Omar El Diraoui (Beirut, Lebanon) would find a streaking Williams for a layup to cut the lead to 11 points.

Throughout the remainder of the second half, the Tornados would manage to trim the Bulldogs lead down to 13-points near the midway mark, but Wingate would find an answer on their following possession to increase their lead back up to 15.

Both teams would battle hard over the final portion with Wingate controlling a 22-21 scoring advantage over the final 10-minutes.

Brevard is set to return to Boshamer Gymnasium on Dec. 30, as they host the North Greenville Crusaders at 4 p.m. to begin the second half portion of the 2016-17 schedule.

Women’s Side Undone By Fourth Quarter

Senior Madison Lenox posts a game-high 21-points and nine rebounds as the Brevard College Tornados (4-5, 1-5 SAC) fell on the road by a final of 75-51 to the Wingate University Bulldogs (6-3, 4-2 SAC).

Lenox would wrap up the afternoon with a team-high three assists, three blocks and three steals, while sophomore AnnaLee Bollinger finished a perfect 3-3 from behind the three-point arc, finishing with 14-points on the afternoon.

Junior Jade Napier pulled down a team best two offensive rebounds, ending the contest with five total, while both junior Kelsie Rhyne and senior Kyley Clark each added a pair of assists apiece.

The Tornados would open the afternoon on a 7-2 run as Lenox connected from three-point range in the opening minute, before adding her second basket of the game on the teams third possession, following a Bollinger jumper.

Wingate would take the lead at 10-7 following a Shelby Tricoli three-point basket, before Brevard’s Lynsey Crisp added a three-point field goal of her own off of a Lenox pass to even the game at 10-10.

Both squads would finish the first quarter of action at an 18-18 standstill as Bollinger connected on two late first quarter three-pointers to tied the contest.

Rhyne would give the Tornados back to lead at 21-18 coming out of the first quarter break as the Taylorsville, N.C. native, netted a triple on a Clark assist.

Wingate would regain the lead with just over eight-minutes remaining at 22-21 as the Bulldogs used a 20-11 second quarter run to take a 38-29 lead into halftime.

Following the 15-minute intermission, the Bulldogs would begin the second half on a 13-0 run, extending their lead to 51-29, before freshman Cienna Bryant ended Wingate’s run, connecting on a three-point basket.

The Tornados would pull the game to 57-42 on a Lenox layup, cutting the Wingate lead back to under 15-points with just under a minute remaining in the third quarter.

However, the fourth quarter would below to the Bulldogs as Wingate outscored Brevard 16-8 in the final quarter to take a 75-51 final.

Brevard will take a brief holiday break before returning back to the floor on Dec. 30, as they travel to LaGrange, Ga. to faceoff with future USA South member LaGrange with


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