COLUMBUS, GA--The Lees-McRae Lady Bobcats opened their 2007-08 season on the road Friday evening at the Columbus State Tip Off Classic, falling 74-52 to the host Columbus State Cougars. The Lady Bobcats start the year 0-1 while the Cougars go 1-0 with the win on home court.
The Cougars used their home court advantage to its potential in the second half, opening play with a 20-0 run that the Lady Bobcats would be unable to recover from. The Lady Bobcats would claw their way back, but were unable to close the gap to less than 15 as the Cougars cruised to the season opening win.
Maria Grimes led all scorers with 26 points for the Cougars
while teammate Turelle Jones had a double-double with 20 points and
Stephanie Mullinax (Etowah, TN) led Lees-McRae with 16 points and grabbed a team-high 13 boards while Brittany Roberson (Salisbury, NC) scored seven points and snatched 11 rebounds.
The Lady Bobcats will resume play Saturday afternoon at the Tip Off Classic when they square off with Georgia College at 2:00pm.
PICTURED TOP LEFT: Stephanie Mullinax
PICTURED BOTTOM RIGHT: Brittany Roberson