Women's Basketball

LMC posts strong defensive effort but falls on the road to LMU, 63-50

LMC posts strong defensive effort but falls on the road to LMU, 63-50

HARROGATE, Tenn. – The Lees-McRae College women's basketball team held Lincoln Memorial to 28-percent shooting from the field, but it was not enough as the Bobcats fell, 63-50 Saturday in Harrogate, Tenn. Markia Stacey paced LMC with 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists against the Railsplitters.

LMC's offense struggled to get going in the opening quarter scoring just four points and shot 14 percent from the field. The Bobcats did not score from the field in the last eight minutes of the quarter. Lincoln Memorial did not shoot much better (28 percent), but scored enough points from the free throw line to overcome its slow start and take a 21-5 over LMC going into the second.

The Bobcats outscored Lincoln Memorial in the second quarter but due to their slow start, LMU still led LMC going into halftime by a score of 30-16. Lees-McRae scored 11 points in the frame compared to just nine for the Railsplitters. Pacing these efforts for LMC was Stacey who notched five of her 16 points in the second.

Lees-McRae outscored the Railsplitters in the second half 34-33, but the 14-point deficit proved too much for the Bobcats to overcome as they fell to LMU, 63-50.

LMC, now 1-4, will return to Conference Carolinas action Tuesday when it travels to Franklin Springs, Ga. to take on Emmanuel. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.

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