CHARLOTTE, NC--In the "Think Pink" game to help support the fight against breast cancer, the Queens University of Charlotte women's basketball team held the visiting Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats (6-15, 5-10 Conference Carolinas) to just 18 points in each half to pick up a 57-36 victory in Conference Carolinas action Thursday evening. The Royals improve to 6-7 in Conference Carolinas play and 6-14 overall.
Queens was led by Marissa Hudley (Charlotte, NC) scoring 11 points, while defensively the Royals did a tremendous job forcing 16 steals and 33 turnovers. Jacquia Winstead (Elm City, NC) had the game high five steals, tying her career high.
Queens trailed just three times in the game but never more than three points. Jazmine Edmonds (Manassas, VA) reclaimed the lead for the Royals when she hit a free throw at 6:15 to put Queens up two, 15-13. The Royals went on a 15-5 run to finish the half 30-18. Hudley scored seven as did Cecilia Tchangoue (St. Jean Le Blanc, France).
Hudley and the rest of the Royals continued to roll in the second half. Queens opened the half with a 7-1 run over the Lady Bobcats. The Royals defense limited Lees-McRae to just five baskets from the floor in the second half. Lees-McRae was able to get to the free throw line nine times and converted on seven.
Queens won the battle on the boards, outrebounding the Lady Bobcats 57-33. Hudley also led Queens with 11 rebounds while Markeisha Hicks (Rock Hill, SC) pulled down ten.
The Lady Bobcats will wrap up their three game Conference Carolinas road trip with a game at Mount Olive College Saturday evening. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:00pm.
PICTURED: Renee Roberson