BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women's basketball team will return home this week to face off against Emmanuel College on Wednesday and Chowan University on Saturday. Wednesday's game is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off, while Saturday's contest is set to begin at 2 p.m.
Last Time Out – Lees-McRae fell in its last game on the road at the University of Mount Olive last Saturday by a score of 70-53. The loss pushes LMC's record to 4-12 overall and 1-7 in conference play.
Home Sweet Home – The Bobcats will be home for five of their next six games which should yield some good results. Lees-McRae is not only 3-1 on its home floor this season but its also averaging 78.8 points per game at Williams Gymnasium compared to averaging 60.3 points per game on the road.
Standout from Saturday – Despite the loss, the Bobcats had a standout performance on Saturday as freshman Jala Holloman led the team with 17 points against Mount Olive. The 17-point effort is a new career-high for Holloman and it marks the fourth time this season that she has scored 10 or more points in a game.
About the Opponents – Emmanuel, which won the conference championship last season, is off to another solid start in 2019-20. The Lions boast a 10-4 overall record and are tied for first place in the league with a 7-1 conference record. A player to watch for Emmanuel is Breanna Locke who is averaging a team-best 17.5 points per game this season.
Chowan, meanwhile, enters this week's action sporting a 3-11 record overall and a 3-7 mark within Conference Carolinas. 2019-20 marks the first season in Conference Carolinas for Chowan and it has already knocked off North Greenville and Converse twice during its inaugural campaign in the league.
Series Rewind vs. Opponents – Since first joining the conference for the 2014-15 season, Emmanuel has faced off against Lees-McRae a total of 10 times. LMC has one victory over the Lions during this time and that occurred back on January 16, 2016 by a score of 69-62 in Banner Elk.
Saturday's matchup between Chowan and Lees-McRae will mark the first ever meeting between the two schools in women's basketball.