WILSON, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women's basketball team fell on the road at Barton College on Saturday afternoon by a final score of 91-48. The Bobcats were led by Jala Holloman who finished with 11 points and three assists.
Lees-McRae opened the game by drawing first blood. Ava Betha drove strong to the basket, making the layup. The early moments of the first quarter were tight, with both sides trading baskets. Barton however, eventually caught fire from behind the arc. The Bulldogs knocked down five threes in the first quarter, building a 21 point advantage through the first 10 minutes. The Bobcats were able to respond by scoring 13 second quarter points, more than doubling their offensive output. At the break, Lees-McRae trailed 45-19.
The Bobcats were led by Jala Holloman in the second half, scoring eight of her 11 points. Holloman's efforts however were not enough to hold off the Bulldogs as they continued their hot shooting. Barton went on to win on their home floor, 91-48.
Lees-McRae will return to action next Wednesday when they face Southern Wesleyan at home. Tipoff from Banner Elk is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.