Women's Basketball

Slow Start dooms Bobcats at King Wednesday, 65-55

Slow Start dooms Bobcats at King Wednesday, 65-55

BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Lees-McRae College women's basketball team suffered its fourth straight loss Wednesday night in Bristol, Tennessee as King (TN) University defeated the Bobcats, 65-55. LMC's record moves to 4-9 overall and 1-6 in conference play with the defeat.

Lees-McRae struggled offensively in the opening 20 minutes of action. As a team, LMC shot just 27.3 percent from the field including 12.5 percent from three-point range. With the Bobcats struggling to put points on the board, the Tornado turned to their inside game. King scored 14 points in the paint in the first half on its way to leading the Bobcats by eight, 30-22, at the half.

It looked like the Bobcats would not go away quietly as they cut the Tornado's lead down to 30-28 thanks to a 6-0 to begin the third quarter. Despite the charge by the Bobcats, they could not get any closer to King than that as the Tornado would continue to lead LMC for the rest of the contest. The Tornado led by as many as 15 points in the second half before closing out the game with a ten-point lead on the Bobcats, 65-55.

The bulk of LMC's scoring Wednesday came from a trio of juniors. Markia Stacey led all Bobcats with 14 points on the night. Brea Forbes and Breana Hardnett also finished in double figures with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Forbes also paced the team with seven rebounds and five steals.

LMC will look to snap this losing skid Saturday when it welcomes Emmanuel (GA) College to Williams Gymnasium. Tip-off for that game is set for 2 p.m.

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