BANNER ELK, N.C. – After opening its regular season in Georgia last weekend, the Lees-McRae College women's basketball team will have a busy week ahead with four games over the next seven days. The Bobcats will host Mars Hill on Tuesday and Bluefield State on Saturday with trips to Queens on Wednesday and to UVa-Wise next Monday mixed in. Tuesday's game will begin at 5 p.m., while Saturday's matchup is set for a 6 p.m. tip-off time. Wednesday's game at Queens will begin at 6 p.m. and Monday's tilt at UVa-Wise is scheduled to get underway at 5:30 p.m.
Last Time Out – The Bobcats dropped a 79-53 decision to #15 North Georgia on Saturday in Franklin Springs, Georgia. The loss pushes Lees-McRae's record on the young season to 0-2.
New Bobcats – In the two games last weekend in Georgia, seven different Bobcats made their debut for the program. Malikah Meyers led the group of the newest Bobcats averaging 8.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in the two games against Young Harris and North Georgia.
Sophomore Stepping Up – Overall, Lees-McRae's top performer in the opening games was sophomore Destiny Johnson. Johnson did a little bit of everything for the Bobcats in the two games. The Lincolnton, N.C. native averaged 11.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.5 assists last weekend.
About the Opponents – With it just being a week into the regular season, there is not a ton of info on Lees-McRae's next four opponents. Like the Bobcats, both Mars Hill and Queens are still in search of their first wins of the 2019-20 campaign, while Bluefield State (1-0) and UVa-Wise (1-1) have already got those under their belts. Bluefield State knocked off Cheyney 93-83 in its season opener, while the Cavaliers notched an 87-53 victory over Converse after dropping a 94-83 decision at Limestone.
Series Rewind – The Bobcats have some recent games to look back on against each of their four foes this week. Lees-McRae beat Bluefield State last season on the road by a score of 58-46. LMC also picked up wins over Mars Hill and UVa-Wise in the 2017-18 season by scores of 79-62 and 84-79, respectively. The only loss in the recent matchups was to Queens back on Nov. 15, 2017 in Charlotte by a score of 80-68.