Photo Courtesy of Seth Lowther
BANNER ELK, N.C. – Sophomore Brea Forbes scored a team-high 17 points, but the Lees-McRae College women's basketball team fell to Limestone College Tuesday evening by a score of 75-42.
LMC hung with the Saints in the opening minutes until Limestone went on a 14-7 run over the final seven minutes of the first quarter to get out to a seven-point lead of 20-13.
As the second quarter rolled along, the Bobcats struggled offensively shooting just 2-of-10 from the field, including 1-of-8 from three-point range. The cold shooting by Lees-McRae allowed Limestone to grow its lead to 19 points going into halftime, 38-19.
Forbes drilled three shots from beyond the arc in the third quarter, but that was majority of the Bobcat offense in the frame as it managed just 11 points in the stanza. The Saints, meanwhile, matched their first quarter output with 20 points in the third to extend their lead even further to 58-30 heading into the fourth.
Lees-McRae held its own in the fourth quarter thanks to its rebounding efforts (12 rebounds in the quarter) and its work defensively holding Limestone to a game-low 17 points in the fourth. Caitlin Brown secured five of the team's 12 rebounds in the frame, while Jayne Yocum paced all Bobcat scorers in the quarter with four points. In the end, however, the early deficit proved too much for Lees-McRae to overcome as the Saints finished of the 75-42 victory.
Lees-McRae will return to the court Saturday afternoon when it travels to take one Erskine at 2 p.m.