BELMONT, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women's basketball team dropped a 78-64 decision on the road at Belmont Abbey College on Saturday night. The loss moves Lees-McRae's record to 4-8 overall and 1-3 in conference play.
Lees-McRae started quickly against Belmont Abbey as it held the lead for the entire first quarter and into the second. LMC used 10 turnovers by the Crusaders and turned those into 19 points. However, Belmont Abbey's offense started clicking with four made three-pointers and 10 points from Brittany Autry in the second quarter to pull in front of the Bobcats. The lead stood at 37-30 Belmont Abbey at the intermission.
The Crusaders kept the pressure on Lees-McRae over the final two quarters. After a made three-pointer by Belmont Abbey in the opening minute of the third, the Bobcats never closed the deficit back to single digits as Belmont Abbey went on to win, 78-64. A major key in Belmont Abbey's victory was its work on the glass. The Crusaders outrebounded the Bobcats 43-24 in the contest.
Individually, the Bobcats were led by Destiny Johnson who posted a team-high 21 points on Saturday. Davinique Campbell also finished the night in double figures with 11 points, while Tiana Shuff added nine points off the bench.
The Bobcats will be back in action on Wednesday when they travel to Southern Wesleyan for another Conference Carolinas matchup. Tip-off between the Bobcats and Warriors is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.