BANNER ELK, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College Lady Bobcats stormed past the St. Andrews Presbyterian College Lady Knights, 89-59, Saturday afternoon in Conference Carolinas action.
For the second consecutive game Lauren Casey led the Lady Bobcats this time with 18 points and also had a game-high seven assists. Ashley Holland had her third double-double of the season with 14 points and ten rebounds. Cortney Furr had 15 of her 16 points coming from behind the three-point arc. Emari Ready chipped in with 12 points.
The Lees-McRae defense limited the Lady Knights to two double-digit scorers. Septembra LeSane led the team with 16 points, and Kayla Hay added 15 points and 14 rebounds for a double-double.
With 18:51 showing on the clock and trailing by one, 4-3, Furr drained a three to give the Lady Bobcats a 6-4 lead. The three sparked a 15-0 run that peaked on an Erin Thompson layup and gave the Lady Bobcats an 18-4 lead with 12:39 on the clock.
Lees-McRae took the lead to the highest of the half with just under three minutes to play when Ready nailed a three to give the Bobcats a 21-point lead, 38-17.
A Keala Allison field goal cut the Lees-McRae lead to 42-26 heading into the halftime intermission.
Coming out of the locker rooms the Lady Bobcats' pace continued when Holland made a field goal to extend the lead to 56-32 with 13:04 to play.
Back-to-back Furr threes took the lead to 31, 75-44, with 8:40 left in the game.
The lead peaked with 48 seconds on the clock when Thompson made a three make it a 32-point lead, 89-57.
A LeSane layup gave the game its final score of 89-59.
Lees-McRae took advantage of 19 St. Andrew's turnovers to score 31 points, while St. Andrew's only forced seven turnovers for six points.
Lees-McRae outshot St. Andrews from behind the arc scoring 33 points compared to three for St. Andrews.
The Lady Bobcats host Limestone College Monday, February 9th at 5:30 p.m. in Williams Gymnasium.
2008-2009 Season Stats
Pictured: Ashley Holland