Photo courtesy of Matt Jones
BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College women's basketball team finishes out the 2018-19 regular season at Converse College on Tuesday (Feb. 26) for a 7 p.m. tip-off. Video and live stats will be available at www.lmcbobcats.com.
About the Bobcats - Lees-McRae enters the final week of the regular season at 13-14 overall and 9-10 in Conference Carolinas, currently in seventh in the league standings which would qualify them for the Conference Carolinas tournament. The Bobcats are fifth in the league in scoring at 70.0 points per game, while also being 10th in the league in scoring defense allowing opponents 73.4 points per game. Brea Forbes leads the team and is fifth individually in the conference with a 15.3 points per game scoring average, while Markia Stacey is second on the team and 15th individually in the league at 12.9 points per game. Lees-McRae is seventh in the league in rebounding at 38.1 rebounds per game, while opponents pull down 46.5 rebounds per game against them. Meg Crawford's 6.9 rebounds per game lead the team and are11th individually in the conference, while Forbes's 6.4 rebounds per game are second on the team and 12th individually in the conference. Stacey's 5.9 assists per game continue to lead Conference Carolinas. The Bobcats are also ninth in the league in shooting at 37.7 percent, while also being sixth in the league from three-point land at 32.3 percent.
About Converse - The Valkyries enter the final week of the regular season at 11-14 overall and 5-14 in Conference Carolinas, currently in ninth in the league standings. Converse is ninth in the league in scoring at 66.0 points per game, while being sixth in the league in scoring defense allowing opponents 67.1 points per game. Nigeria Davis leads the Valkyries in scoring at 12.3 points per game, while Abigail Lewis is the only other Valkyrie to average double-figure scoring at 11.5 points per game. Converse is second in the league in rebounding pulling down 42.7 points per game, while also being fourth in the league in rebounding defense allowing opponents 38.0 boards per game. Davis also leads the team's rebounding effort and is sixth individually in the conference at 9.1 rebounds per game. Converse is also eighth in the league in shooting at 38.5 percent from the floor, while also being 10th in the league from downtown at 27.6 percent.
Last Time vs. Converse - Lees-McRae fell to Converse 68-60 back on Feb. 2 on Senior Day.
Last Week - The Bobcats won their final game on their home floor over Erskine back on Feb. 20 94-85, before falling at Belmont Abbey on Saturday (Feb. 23) 89-63.
Series History vs. Converse - Since 2006, this will be the 26th meeting between Lees-McRae and Converse in women's basketball. Lees-McRae leads the series in that span 18-7.