2012-2013 Women's Basketball News

June 17, 2013
Lil' Bobcat Basketball Camp canceled
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lil’ Bobcat Basketball Camp, scheduled for June 24 and 25 in Williams Gymnasium on the campus of Lees-McRae College, has been canceled, announced head coach Michele Williams Monday. The camp will not be rescheduled.

April 26, 2013
Bobcats to play in annual North Star Invitational
FAIRBANKS, Alaska --- The Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team has been selected to participate in the 2013 North Star Invitational on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, announced Fairbanks officials Friday.

April 16, 2013
Bobcats to host busy camp schedule this summer
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s basketball program will host three separate camps this summer, offering warm weather activities and hands-on instruction for a wide range of ages, announced head coach Michele Williams Tuesday.

March 4, 2013
Flowers, Cakarevic earn all-conference academic honors
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College senior Candace Flowers (Charlotte, N.C.) and junior Natalija Cakarevic (Belgrade, Serbia) have each been honored on the Conference Carolinas Academic all-conference women’s basketball team.

March 1, 2013
No. 9 Saints pull away from Bobcats, 94-72
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team placed four players in double figures, as the Bobcats dropped a hard-fought battle to No. 9 Limestone College by a score of 94-72 in Conference Carolinas play on Friday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

February 26, 2013
Crusaders weather second half run, hold off Bobcats in league play
TIGERVILLE, S.C. --- Sophomore Kabrina Truesdale (Wilmington, N.C.) poured in 17 points to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team on Tuesday evening, as North Greenville University outscored the Bobcats by a 42-35 margin in the second half en route to an 89-55 win in Conference Carolinas play.

February 23, 2013
Abbey weathers late Bobcat rally, 66-63
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Junior Layana De Souza (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) tallied game-highs of 23 points and eight assists to pace the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team as Belmont Abbey College held off a late Bobcat rally en route to a 66-63 victory in Conference Carolinas on Saturday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

February 20, 2013
Bobcats surge to 67-34 win over Erskine
DUE WEST, S.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team placed three players in double figures, and opened the second half with a 17-0 run en route to a 67-34 victory in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday evening.

February 16, 2013
Bulldogs surge past Bobcats, 82-58
WILSON, N.C. --- The Barton College women’s basketball team placed four players in double figures, and outscored visiting Lees-McRae College by a 35-23 margin in the second half en route to an 82-58 victory in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday evening.

February 13, 2013
Tornado rally for 74-69 win over Bobcats
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The King College women’s basketball team placed three players in double figures, and rallied from a 10-point deficit late in the second half en route to a 74-69 win over Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

February 9, 2013
Trojans pull away in second half, defeat Bobcats 74-48
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- The Mount Olive College women’s basketball team outscored Lees-McRae College by a 38-22 margin in the second half, including a 12-0 run midway through the period, to pull away for a 74-48 victory in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday evening.

February 4, 2013
Bobcats Kruz to 83-39 win over Converse
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshman Kabrina Truesdale (Wilmington, N.C.) turned in season-highs of 10 rebounds and eight assists to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team to a decisive 83-39 win over Converse College in Conference Carolinas play on Monday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

February 2, 2013
Falcons rally past Bobcats with second half surge
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Pfeiffer University women’s basketball team outscored Lees-McRae College by a 45-29 margin in the second half, utilizing a 24-7 run over the final seven minutes en route to a 64-57 win in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon in Williams Gymnasium.

January 31, 2013
No. 16 Saints scratch Bobcats, 69-43
GAFFNEY, S.C. --- The No. 16 Limestone College women’s basketball team placed four players in double figures, and held Lees-McRae College to a field goal percentage of 27 percent en route to a 69-43 victory in Conference Carolinas play on Thursday evening.

January 26, 2013
Abbey holds off Bobcats, 64-60
BELMONT, N.C. --- The Belmont Abbey College women’s basketball team jumped out to a 37-24 halftime lead and held off a furious second half rally by Lees-McRae College en route to a 64-60 win in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday evening.

January 24, 2013
Belcher, De Souza pace the Bobcats to 77-65 win over Erskine
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Sophomore Kerri Belcher (Roanoke, Va.) recorded a program-record nine steals and Layana De Souza (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) poured in a game-high 27 points to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team to a hard-fought 77-65 victory over Erskine College in Conference Carolinas play in Williams Gymnasium.

January 21, 2013
Second half run pushes King past Bobcats, 61-44
BRISTOL, Tenn. --- The King College women’s basketball team utilized a 13-2 run midway through the second half, grinding out a 61-44 victory over visiting Lees-McRae College in Conference Carolinas play on Monday evening.

January 19, 2013
Cobras snap Bobcats' winning streak, 55-45
HARTSVILLE, S.C. --- The Coker College women’s basketball team held off a late rally by Lees-McRae College on Saturday afternoon en route to a 55-45 win in Conference Carolinas play, snapping the Bobcats’ five-game winning streak.

January 16, 2013
Bobcats surge to fifth straight win with strong second half
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team outscored North Greenville University by a 45-28 margin in the second half to overcome a four-point halftime deficit, extending its winning streak to five games with a 71-58 victory over the Crusaders in Conference Carolinas play on Wednesday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

January 14, 2013
Meet the Coaches: Mac sits down with Ryan Riedel
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- We want you to get to know our staff better Bobcat Nation! With many new faces on staff this year, Lees-McRae College Director of Athletics Craig McPhail continues our Meet the Coaches series by sitting down with Ryan Riedel, first-year assistant coach with the women’s basketball program. The Bobcats' Meet the Coaches series aims to help you, Bobcat Nation, learn more about the people behind the scenes and on the sidelines guiding our student-athletes through their experience in collegiate athletics.

January 12, 2013
Collins buzzer beater lifts Bobcats over Royals, 60-58
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshman Taylor Collins (Fayetteville, N.C.) connected on a last-second jumper to beat the buzzer, and propel the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team to a hard-fought 60-58 victory over Queens University of Charlotte in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon in Williams Gymnasium.

January 8, 2013
Bobcats ground Valkyries, 71-49, for third straight win
SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- Junior Layana de Souza (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) poured in a game-high 17 points to lead four players in double figures, as the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team registered its second consecutive Conference Carolinas victory with a 71-49 win over Converse College on Tuesday evening.

January 5, 2013
Bobcats edge Trojans, 72-70, behind Munson double-double
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshman Alyssa Munson (Summerfield, N.C.) recorded her first collegiate double-double, and four players scored in double figures to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team to a hard-fought 72-70 victory over Mount Olive College in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon in Williams Gymnasium.

December 11, 2012
Bobcats cap 2012 with a bang, top Cobras, 69-42
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior Candace Flowers (Charlotte, N.C.) poured in a game-high 18 points off the bench, and the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team outscored Virginia Intermont College by a 36-16 margin in the second half en route to a 69-42 victory in non-conference play on Tuesday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

December 8, 2012
Tornados rally past Bobcats in second half, 63-57
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Brevard College women’s basketball team outscored Lees-McRae College by a 37-24 margin in the second half, overcoming a 33-26 halftime deficit en route to a 63-57 victory in non-conference play on Saturday afternoon in Williams Gymnasium.

December 3, 2012
Truesdale, de Souza pace Bobcats past Fighting Tigers, 62-53
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Kabrina Truesdale (Wilmington, N.C.) and Layana de Souza (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) each poured in a game-high 16 points to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team to a 62-53 win over visiting Salem International University in non-conference play on Monday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

December 1, 2012
Cobras surge past Bobcats, 77-58
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Amber Lau poured in 27 points in the first half to propel the Coker College women’s basketball team to a 63-29 halftime lead, and the Cobras held off a late rally by Lees-McRae College en route to a 77-58 victory in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday afternoon in Williams Gymnasium.

November 27, 2012
Bulldogs bite Bobcats, 71-52
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Barton College women’s basketball team placed four players in double figures, and outscored Lees-McRae College by a 38-25 margin in the first half en route to a 71-52 victory in Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

November 20, 2012
Falcons rally past Bobcats, 72-60
MISENHEIMER, N.C. --- The Pfeiffer University women’s basketball team placed three players in double figures, and outscored visiting Lees-McRae College by a 46-33 margin in the second half to rally from a halftime deficit en route to a 72-60 victory in Conference Carolinas play on Tuesday evening.

November 17, 2012
Royals hold off Bobcats, 65-55, in season opener
CHARLOTTE, N.C. --- The Queens University of Charlotte women’s basketball team held Lees-McRae College to a field goal percentage of 31.7 percent en route to a 65-55 win in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday evening.

November 9, 2012
Second half surge pushes Mountaineers past Bobcats in exhibition
BOONE, N.C. --- The Appalachian State University women’s basketball team placed four players in double figures and outscored visiting Lees-McRae College by a 46-18 margin in the second half en route to a 91-54 victory in exhibition action Friday evening.

November 6, 2012
Buffaloes hold off Bobcats in preseason exhibition
MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. --- Senior Icey Patterson (Seneca, S.C.) poured in a game-high 14 points to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team in an exhibition contest against Milligan College on Tuesday evening, as the Buffaloes held off a second half rally by the Bobcats en route to a narrow 62-57 victory.

October 12, 2012
Bobcats tabbed 11th in Conference Carolinas Preseason Poll
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team is picked to finish 11th in the race for the 2012 Conference Carolinas regular season title, announced league officials Friday.

September 4, 2012
Ryan Riedel named assistant women's basketball coach at Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Ryan Riedel has been named the new assistant women’s basketball coach at Lees-McRae College, announced Bobcat head coach Michele Williams Tuesday.

August 30, 2012
Michele Williams named head women's basketball coach at Lees-McRae
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Michelle Williams has been named the new women’s basketball head coach at Lees-McRae College, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail Thursday.