BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshman Alex Anderson scored a team-high 12 points and the Lees-McRae defense forced 22 turnovers, but the women's basketball team fell to Young Harris, 50-45, in a nonconference tilt Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.
The Mountain Lions (2-1) were led by Kaycee Cash's double-double (13 points, 12 rebounds) while holding LMC to a 21.4% clip in the second half. The Bobcats (2-2) dished out 14 assists on 18 field goals.
LMC's offense caught fire midway through the first by knocking down 8-of-10 field goals in a nine-minute span to take a 27-21 lead.
Both offenses went stagnant for the final 5:20 of the first half while there were only two field goals made, both by YHC.
The Mountain Lions' Virginia Scott tied it at 28 with a layup with 18:04 remaining in the second half.
Cash scored five of her game-high 13 points while YHC went on a 9-0 run to take a 37-28 lead.
The Bobcats offense was held in check while not scoring a field goal for 15 minutes.
Anderson knocked down a pair of jumpers to shave the deficit to three, 37-34, but Peyton Robertson's and-one pushed the lead back to eight, 44-36.
Cash used a layup with 1:28 remaining to cap off the scoring while LMC's rally fell short in the waning minutes of the contest.
Coach Michele Williams' squad returns to action Tuesday, Nov. 25 at 5:30 for a Conference Carolinas game at Belmont Abbey in Belmont, N.C.
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