Men's Basketball

Bobcats picked 10th in Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll

HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College men's basketball team is picked to finish 10th in the race for the 2010-11 Conference Carolinas championship, announced league officials.

Lees-McRae returns nine student-athletes from last season's squad, including senior Sam Youse (Winston-Salem, N.C.), who led the Bobcats in scoring last year. Also returning to the hardwood for the Bobcats are seniors Adam McFerran (Stow, Ohio), Dairl Scott (Pfafftown, N.C.), Reshon Benjamin (Valdosta, Ga.), and Stephen Haymer (Fayetteville, N.C.).

Limestone College is picked to finish first in the race for the 2010-11 Conference Carolinas title, receiving five first-place votes and 74 total points. Barton College garnered three first-place votes and 69 points to earn the second spot in the poll, followed by defending league champion Mount Olive College, who received two first-place votes and 68 points.

Queens University of Charlotte is tabbed fourth in the poll with 53 points, followed by Belmont Abbey College (48), Pfeiffer University (47), and Coker College (29). St. Andrews Presbyterian College is picked to finish eighth with 26 points, followed by Erskine College (22), and Lees-McRae (14).

The Bobcats take the court for the first time in the 2010-11 season on Nov. 4 when they travel to Boone, N.C. for a 7 p.m. exhibition against Appalachian State University. Lees-McRae will open the campaign on Nov. 15 when the Bobcats travel to Mars Hill, N.C. to take on Mars Hill College at 7 p.m.

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2010-11 Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll

Rk. School (1st Place Votes) Points
1 Limestone (5) 74
2 Barton (3) 69
3 Mount Olive (2) 68
4 Queens (N.C.) 53
5 Belmont Abbey 48
6 Pfeiffer 47
7 Coker 29
8 St. Andrews 26
9 Erskine 22
10 Lees-McRae 14