The Lees-McRae Lady Bobcats basketball team traveled to Gaffney, SC to battle Carolinas-Virginia Athletic Conference rival Limestone College Thursday evening, falling to the host Lady Saints, 84-63. The loss drops the Lady Bobcats record to 3-7, (1-4 CVAC).
The first ten minutes of the game saw each team grab the lead a couple of times, but neither able to put together anything larger than a three point cushion. With the Lady Bobcats up by two, Limestone used the home court to its full advantage, stringing together a 9-1 run to take the lead 24-18 with just under three and a half minutes in the half. The Lady Bobcats would claw their way back to within two, but would settle for a four point half time deficit, down 34-28.
The second half saw the home side come out shooting, extending the lead to ten. The Lady Bobcats would again show much character in clawing their way back into the game, erasing the ten point deficit to two. Back to back three's by the Lady Saints would ignite a 10-0 run that the home side would ride all the way to the end of the game, evening their CVAC record at 3-3, improving to 4-9 overall.
Stephanie Mullinax led the Lady Bobcats with 13 points while Eariel Gholson, (pictured top left), added 12.
The Lady Bobcats will return home this weekend, hosting St.
Andrew's Presbyterian College at 2:00pm.