BANNER ELK, N.C. - Cortney Furr and Lauren Casey scored 17 points apiece to lead the Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats to a 70-65 come from behind win in their home-opener over the Lincoln Memorial Railsplitters Wednesday night in a non-conference game in Williams Gymnasium.
The Lady Bobcats fell behind at the ten minute mark and trailed by as much as nine points before halftime, but they were able to cut the lead to four at the intermission, heading into the lockerroom with the score 34-30.
Lees-McRae shot 36 percent from the field and 30 percent from behind the arc, while the Lincoln Memorial was on fire in the first half. The Railsplitters shot 52 percent from the floor and 60 percent behind the three-point arc.
In the second half the Railsplitters opened the lead back to nine at the 18-minute mark and still held an eight point lead with 16 minutes to play. The Lady Bobcats battled to tie the game at 46 with just under 15 minutes to play and took the lead 50-49 with 10 minutes remaining. The Lady Bobcats held the lead to win 70-65.
The Lady Bobcats forced 35 turnovers, but struggled with ball control, finishing with 20 themselves.
Furr (Concord, N.C.) had 17 points on 5-7 shooting from the field and three-point land. She was also 2-2 from the free throw line. Casey (Raleigh, N.C.) had 17 points, 6-11 FG and 3-5 3pt, and three steals. Freshman Ashley Holland (Duncan, S.C.) was the only other Lady Bobcat player in double figures with 12 points.
Leading the way for the Railsplitters was Andi Winney with 17 points, and Stephanie Wagner with 15 points.
With the win Lees-McRae improves to 2-1, while Lincoln Memorial falls to 1-2.
The Lady Bobcats' next game is Saturday, November 22nd at 1 p.m. at Tusculum College.
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Pictured: Cortney Furr (top), Lauren Casey (bottom upper), Cortney Furr (bottom lower)