Women's Basketball

  • Slow start plagues Lees-McRae in 100-85 loss to Mount Olive
    December 03, 2016
    Slow start plagues Lees-McRae in 100-85 loss to Mount Olive BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team trailed Mount Olive by a score of 32-12 after the opening quarter, which proved too much to overcome as the Bobcats fell to the Trojans by a final score of 100-85 Saturday afternoon in Conference Carolinas action.
  • Bobcats return home Saturday to host Mount Olive
    December 02, 2016
    Bobcats return home Saturday to host Mount Olive BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women's basketball team will return to Williams Gymnasium Saturday when it hosts Mount Olive at 2 p.m. The Bobcats enter Saturday’s game with a 1-6 record overall and a 1-1 mark in league play, while UMO is 3-2 overall and holds a perfect 2-0 mark in conference action.
  • LMC rallies but falls short at Emmanuel, 77-69
    November 29, 2016
    LMC rallies but falls short at Emmanuel, 77-69 FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. – The Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team rallied from a 15-point deficit to get within three points of Emmanuel in the fourth quarter, but the comeback came up just short as the Bobcats fell to the Lions, 77-69. LMC moves to 1-5 overall and 1-1 in league play with the loss.
  • Women’s Basketball heads to Georgia for a matchup with Emmanuel Tuesday
    November 28, 2016
    Women’s Basketball heads to Georgia for a matchup with Emmanuel Tuesday BANNER ELK, N.C. – After stepping out of conference play last weekend, the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team will return to league play Tuesday when it travels to take on Emmanuel. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
  • LMC posts strong defensive effort but falls on the road to LMU, 63-50
    November 26, 2016
    LMC posts strong defensive effort but falls on the road to LMU, 63-50 HARROGATE, Tenn. – The Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team held Lincoln Memorial to 28-percent shooting from the field, but it was not enough as the Bobcats fell, 63-50 Saturday in Harrogate, Tenn. Markia Stacey paced LMC with 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists against the Railsplitters.
  • Bobcats head to Lincoln Memorial Saturday
    November 25, 2016
    Bobcats head to Lincoln Memorial Saturday BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team will hit the road to take on Lincoln Memorial University Saturday afternoon. LMC and LMU are slated to get underway at 4 p.m.
  • Bobcats open conference play with a 76-68 victory over Converse
    November 22, 2016
    Bobcats open conference play with a 76-68 victory over Converse BANNER ELK, N.C. – Sparked by 15 points from Alexis Ammons and Jordan Soares, the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team picked up its first victory of the season Tuesday night against Converse College, 76-68. LMC improves to 1-3 and 1-0 in league play with the win, while the Valkyries move to 0-3 overall and 0-1 in conference action.
  • Bobcats welcome Converse to Williams Gymnasium for home opener Tuesday
    November 21, 2016
    Bobcats welcome Converse to Williams Gymnasium for home opener Tuesday BANNER ELK, N.C. – After beginning the season with three straight road games, the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team will open its home schedule Tuesday evening against Converse. The Bobcats and Valkyries are scheduled to get underway at 5:30 p.m. from Williams Gymnasium.
  • Strong second half propels Young Harris past Lees-McRae, 76-52
    November 19, 2016
    Strong second half propels Young Harris past Lees-McRae, 76-52 YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – The Young Harris College Mountain Lions scored 48 points in the second half to knock off the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team Saturday afternoon by a final score of 76-52. The loss moves LMC’s record to 0-3.
  • LMC Women’s Basketball treks to Georgia to take on Young Harris Saturday
    November 18, 2016
    LMC Women’s Basketball treks to Georgia to take on Young Harris Saturday BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team will head to Georgia Saturday to take on Young Harris in a non-conference matchup. LMC enters Saturday’s game with a record of 0-2 after dropping a pair of games last weekend to Mars Hill and Tusculum. The game against the Mountain Lions is scheduled to get underway at 1:30 p.m.
  • Bobcats fall to Tusculum in Bristol, 63-57
    November 12, 2016
    Bobcats fall to Tusculum in Bristol, 63-57 BRISTOL, Tenn. – The Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team dropped to 0-2 on the season after a 63-57 loss to Tusculum College Saturday afternoon in Bristol, Tenn. Freshman Jordan Soares led LMC with 16 points and nine rebounds, while Brea Forbes posted a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Women’s Basketball battles but falls to Mars Hill in season opener, 71-70
    November 11, 2016
    Women’s Basketball battles but falls to Mars Hill in season opener, 71-70 BRISTOL, Tenn. – Despite 21 points from sophomore guard Markia Stacey, the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team fell in its season opener to Mars Hill, 71-70, in Bristol, Tenn. Friday evening.
  • Women’s Basketball set to open 2016-17 season in Bristol this weekend
    November 10, 2016
    Women’s Basketball set to open 2016-17 season in Bristol this weekend BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team will open its 2016-17 season this weekend with a pair of games in Bristol, Tenn. LMC will kick off its season Friday evening against Mars Hill at 8 p.m. Following their matchup with the Lions, the Bobcats will take on Tusculum Saturday at 3 p.m. to round out their opening weekend of action.
  • Women’s Basketball picked tenth in Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll
    October 27, 2016
    Women’s Basketball picked tenth in Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll HIGH POINT, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team is picked to finish tenth in the race for the 2016-17 Conference Carolinas championship, announced league officials with the release of the preseason coaches’ poll.
  • Inaugural "Meet with Mister" Provides Priceless Knowledge
    September 20, 2016
    Inaugural "Meet with Mister" Provides Priceless Knowledge BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The first episode of “Meet with Mister” was a success last week as Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Keith “Mister” Jennings held his first athletic department town hall meeting in the Bobcat Club Film Room. Each month ‘Mister’ will bring in coaches and student-athletes to talk about various topics and help continue to promote the comradery of Lees-McRae athletics, but also the experience of intercollegiate athletics.
  • Feimster Named LMC's Strength and Conditioning Coach
    August 30, 2016
    Feimster Named LMC's Strength and Conditioning Coach BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Garrett Feimster has been named the strength and conditioning coach at Lees-McRae, announced Vice President of Athletics and Club Sports Craig McPhail Tuesday afternoon.
  • 63 Bobcats Earn D2ADA Academic Achievement Award
    August 19, 2016
    63 Bobcats Earn D2ADA Academic Achievement Award CLEVELAND, OHIO --- 63 Lees-McRae student-athletes are 2015-2016 D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award winners, the Division 2 Athletics Association announced Thursday evening.
  • Bethell Inks with LMC Women's Basketball
    August 15, 2016
    Bethell Inks with LMC Women's Basketball BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Angelique Bethell has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lees-McRae and play women’s basketball, announced head coach Michele Williams Monday afternoon.
  • LMC Women's Basketball Inks Three
    July 21, 2016
    LMC Women's Basketball Inks Three BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Jordan Soares, Christa Tumminello and Jasmine Turpin have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lees-McRae and play women’s basketball, announced head coach Michele Williams Thursday afternoon.
  • 147 LMC Student-Athletes Named to Conference Carolinas Spring 2016 Presidential Honor Roll
    June 01, 2016
    147 LMC Student-Athletes Named to Conference Carolinas Spring 2016 Presidential Honor Roll HIGH POINT, N.C. --- 147 Lees-McRae student-athletes were named to the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll for Spring 2016, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon.
  • LMC Women's Basketball Announces Summer Elite Camp Info
    April 08, 2016
    LMC Women's Basketball Announces Summer Elite Camp Info BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae women’s basketball staff would like to extend a personal invitation for you to attend the second annual Women’s Basketball Elite Camp at Lees-McRae College. Participants will have the opportunity to see our beautiful campus in the North Carolina mountains, to learn and be taught by a college coaching staff and players, and compete against college caliber completion.
  • Women's Basketball Concludes Season at North Greenville
    February 26, 2016
    Women's Basketball Concludes Season at North Greenville TIGERVILLE, S.C. --- Brea Forbes turned in 25 points and eight rebounds, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team dropped their season finale, 66-58, in Conference Carolinas action to North Greenville at Hayes Gymnasium in Tigerville, S.C.
  • Collins, Blankenship Combine for 36 in Tough Loss to King (Tenn.), 78-70
    February 23, 2016
    Collins, Blankenship Combine for 36 in Tough Loss to King (Tenn.), 78-70 BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Sophomore Mackenzie Blankenship tallied her fourth 20-point effort and senior Tayler Collins added 16, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball suffered a 78-70 setback to King (Tenn.) in Conference Carolinas play Tuesday evening in Williams Gymnasium.
  • LMC Athletics Promotes "Golden Ticket Campaign"
    February 22, 2016
    LMC Athletics Promotes "Golden Ticket Campaign" BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Another partnership with the Lees-McRae Athletic Department and the community of Banner Elk is occurring as the Golden Ticket Campaign is underway. Students in the sports management major recently went to the Banner Elk Elementary School and distributed 200 golden tickets to students.
  • Stacey, Blankenship Tally 14 Apiece in Loss at Emmanuel (Ga.)
    February 20, 2016
    Stacey, Blankenship Tally 14 Apiece in Loss at Emmanuel (Ga.) FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. --- Mackenzie Blankenship and Markia Stacey scored 14 points apiece, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball was upended by Emmanuel (Ga.), 71-58, in a Conference Carolinas battle Saturday afternoon in Franklin Springs, Ga.
  • Blankenship, Forbes Ignite Offensive Outburst at Belmont Abbey, 90-70
    February 17, 2016
    Blankenship, Forbes Ignite Offensive Outburst at Belmont Abbey, 90-70 BELMONT, N.C. --- Mackenzie Blankenship and Brea Forbes set career highs in points and senior Tayler Collins turned in a double-double while the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team battered Belmont Abbey, 90-70, in Conference Carolinas action at the Wheeler Center Wednesday evening in Belmont, N.C.
  • Ammons, Forbes Combine for 37 in Loss to Pfeiffer
    February 15, 2016
    Ammons, Forbes Combine for 37 in Loss to Pfeiffer BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Brea Forbes tied a season-high with 20 points and Alexis Ammons added 17, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team dropped a Conference Carolinas bout with Pfeiffer, 78-68, Monday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.
  • Women's Basketball Falls in Offensive Struggle with North Greenville
    February 13, 2016
    Women's Basketball Falls in Offensive Struggle with North Greenville BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Brea Forbes and Markia Stacey combined for 21 points, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team fell in an offensive struggle against North Greenville, 55-45, in Conference Carolinas action Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.
  • Women's Basketball Drops Tilt at Mount Olive
    February 09, 2016
    Women's Basketball Drops Tilt at Mount Olive MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- Brea Forbes and Caitlin Brown registered double figures, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team dropped an 83-57 decision at Mount Olive in Conference Carolinas play Tuesday evening at Kornegay Arena in Mount Olive, N.C.
  • Four Bobcats Tally Double Figures in OT Loss to Barton, 73-62
    February 06, 2016
    Four Bobcats Tally Double Figures in OT Loss to Barton, 73-62 BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior Tayler Collins dropped a team-high 15 points and Brea Forbes added 13, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team lost a tough battle to Barton, 73-62, in overtime of a Conference Carolinas tilt Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.
  • Women's Basketball Upended at King (Tenn.)
    February 03, 2016
    Women's Basketball Upended at King (Tenn.) BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Sophomore Mackenzie Blankenship dropped 16 points and Caitlin Brown grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team fell to King (Tenn.), 75-49, in Conference Carolinas play at the Student Center Complex Wednesday evening in Bristol, Tenn.
  • "Pack the Den" A Success for LMC Athletics and Hoops
    February 02, 2016
    "Pack the Den" A Success for LMC Athletics and Hoops BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae athletic department and basketball teams enjoyed a solid showing for “Pack The Den” Friday night at Williams Gymnasium.
  • Forbes, Bobcats Cruise Past Converse, 68-55
    January 30, 2016
    Forbes, Bobcats Cruise Past Converse, 68-55 BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Brea Forbes continued her impressive season with another double-double and a season-high 20 points while the Lees-McRae women’s basketball cruised past a hapless Converse squad, 68-55, in Conference Carolinas play Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.
  • Blankenship, Brown Produce Career Nights in Win Against Southern Wesleyan, 83-79
    January 29, 2016
    Blankenship, Brown Produce Career Nights in Win Against Southern Wesleyan, 83-79 BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Sophomores Caitlin Brown and Mackenzie Blankenship dropped career highs while the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team used a strong first half to outlast Southern Wesleyan, 83-79, in Conference Carolinas play Friday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.
  • Ammons Turns in First Career Double-Double in Loss at Erskine
    January 26, 2016
    Ammons Turns in First Career Double-Double in Loss at Erskine DUE WEST, S.C. --- Lees-McRae freshman Alexis Ammons produced her first collegiate double-double, but the women’s basketball team fell to Erskine, 74-57, in Conference Carolinas play at Belk Arena Tuesday evening in Due West, S.C.
  • 145 Lees-McRae Student-Athletes Named to Conference Carolinas Fall 2015 Presidential Honor Roll
    January 25, 2016
    145 Lees-McRae Student-Athletes Named to Conference Carolinas Fall 2015 Presidential Honor Roll HIGH POINT, N.C. --- 145 Lees-McRae student-athletes were named to the Conference Carolinas Fall 2015 Presidential Honor Roll, the league office announced.
  • Winter Storm Jonas Alters LMC's Athletic Schedules
    January 21, 2016
    Winter Storm Jonas Alters LMC's Athletic Schedules BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Due to Winter Storm Jonas, the Lees-McRae athletic schedule has been altered, announced Director of Athletics and Club Sports Craig McPhail Thursday morning.
  • Women's Basketball Falls at Barton
    January 19, 2016
    Women's Basketball Falls at Barton WILSON, N.C. --- Brea Forbes and Mackenzie Blankenship combined for 28 points, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team dropped an 87-51 decision to Barton in Conference Carolinas action Tuesday evening at Wilson Gymnasium in Wilson, N.C.
  • Scrappy Defense; Ammons' 15 Boosts Women's Hoops Against Emmanuel (Ga.), 69-62
    January 16, 2016
    Scrappy Defense; Ammons' 15 Boosts Women's Hoops Against Emmanuel (Ga.), 69-62 BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshman Alexis Ammons scored 15 points off the bench while leading the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team to a 69-62 win against Emmanuel (Ga.) Saturday afternoon in a Conference Carolinas contest at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.
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