BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women's basketball team will be back in action this week with a pair of road games at Lenoir-Rhyne on Wednesday and Catawba on Saturday. Tip-off for Wednesday's game is set for 6 p.m., while Saturday's contest is scheduled to get underway at 2 p.m.
Last Time Out – Lees-McRae fell on the road to UVa-Wise on Monday night by a score of 82-74. The loss moved LMC's record to 3-3 on the season.
Road Warriors – The Bobcats are in the midst of four-game road trip with their games at L-R and Catawba this week. Lees-McRae will have just one more home game prior to the holiday break and that will be on December 7 against Converse. When the team breaks for the holidays, the Bobcats will have played 10 of their 13 games on the road.
Sophomore Stepping Up – Sophomore Destiny Johnson has definitely stepped up her game through the early stages of this season. Currently, Johnson is leading the Bobcats averaging 14.8 points per game. Johnson, who has scored 11 or more points in each game this season, is coming off a career-high 22-point effort at UVa-Wise on Monday.
About the Opponents – Lenoir-Rhyne is off to a slow start this season sporting a record of 1-2. The Bears picked up an 82-70 win over USC Aiken but dropped decisions to No. 21 Lander (92-65) and UNC Pembroke (65-56). L-R does have three players averaging double figures through three games, including Madeline Hardy who is averaging a team-high 16.0 points per contest.
Catawba, meanwhile, will take on the Bobcats on Saturday with an unblemished 3-0 record in 2019-20. The Indians have already knocked off a pair of Conference Carolinas schools this season with wins over North Greenville (74-42) and Erskine (77-58). Catawba's final win came over Fayetteville State (74-68).
Series Rewind vs. Opponents – The Bobcats saw both Lenoir-Rhyne and Catawba last season. The Bears knocked off the Bobcats mid-December by a score of 85-55 in Banner Elk. As for the meeting against Catawba, the Indians came out on top in that game by a score of 66-59.