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Tornados Split Pair Of Road Games Against Scotties, Hawks - Brevard NC


December 10, 2018

The Brevard College Tornados (6-2, 2-1 USAS) secured a 52-41 victory over Agnes Scott (0-7, 0-2 USAS) on Saturday afternoon in Decatur, Ga.

The game was characterized by the defense, as neither side pulled away from the other throughout the contest.

Brevard had a stingy defense throughout the game, forcing 30 turnovers on 16 steals. The Tornados converted those turnovers to 19 points total in the game.

Annalee Bollinger led the way for the Tornados’ offense. The senior guard from Hickory poured in 17 points on 6-of-17 shooting, grabbing six rebounds and recording a game-high four steals.

Destiny Williams stuffed the stat sheet for Brevard. Williams recorded 11 points, grabbed a team-high seven rebounds, tallied three steals and blocked three shots.

Shakirah Thompson tallied six points, all by way of the deep ball. Thompson drilled 2-of-4 from beyond the arc.

Agnes Scott was led by Briana Holland, who tallied 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting.

The Scotties were plagued by free throw shooting, as they only converted 10-of-27 (37 percent) from the charity stripe.

Neither team shot the ball particularly well in the contest. Agnes Scott finished 15-of-48 (31.3 percent) from the field, while Brevard was 19-of-68 (27.9 percent).

Brevard overcame a 54-39 rebounding deficit which helped Agnes Scott convert 17 second-chance points.

The Tornados used a 10-2 scoring run to open the third period to build their lead.

After trailing by one point at the half, Brevard never trailed again after Ty’She Washington opened the second half with a layup.

Turnovers Doom Effort

Against Huntingdon

The Huntingdon Hawks (7-1, 3-0 USAS) used 17 points from Alex Lowry and a double-double (11 points, 11 rebounds) from Shaonica Thomas to extend its winning streak to five games, defeating the Brevard College Tornados women’s basketball team (6-3, 2-2 USAS) by a final score of 73-55 on Sunday afternoon.

The Tornados were led by a double-double from freshman center Avery Lockwood.

The Foxworth, Miss., native totaled a team-high 12 points and grabbed 11 boards in 20 minutes of action.

Taryn Ledford added 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting in reserve action for Brevard.

Ledford hit two of the Tornados’ three 3-pointers on the afternoon and dished out four assists and tallied two steals.

Senior guard Annalee Bollinger added nine points to Brevard’s efforts, shooting 3-of-13 from the field.

Sophomore guard Deja Riddick hit a pair of free throws early in the first quarter to give the Tornados a 2-1 lead, however, the Hawks would take the lead at the 8:27 in the first quarter and never relinquished it.

Huntingdon was very opportunistic with the turnovers that it forced. The Hawks forced 18 turnovers and capitalized for 21 points off turnovers on the afternoon.

The Hawks perimeter defense only allowed the Tornados to take nine total 3-pointers (3-of-9), which is a season-low for Brevard.

The Hawks held a 37-23 advantage at the half and used a quick 8-1 scoring run to push their lead over the 20-point mark in the third stanza.

Huntingdon closed out the third quarter with an 11-1 run to push its lead to a game-high 26 points.

Brevard enjoyed a solid outing from its reserves, who turned in 30 points in the contest.

The Tornados will have five days off before hosting the defending USA South Conference champion Piedmont Lions (7-3, 2-0 USAS) on Saturday, Dec. 15 at the Boshamer Gymnasium.

Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m.


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