2013-2014 Women's Basketball News

March 1, 2014
Offensive Woes Trouble Bobcats in Conference Carolinas Quarterfinal, 46-37
BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Lees-McRae senior Layana De Souza and sophomore Alyssa Munson registered double digits, but the LMC offense couldn’t get on track in a 46-37 loss to King in the Conference Carolinas quarterfinal powered by OrthoCarolina at the Student Center Complex in Bristol, Tenn.

February 25, 2014
Bobcats Fall in Regular Season Finale at Limestone, 79-56
GAFFNEY, S.C. --- The Lees-McRae women’s basketball team was unable to climb of a 17-point first half deficit while dropping a 79-56 decision at Limestone in Conference Carolinas action Tuesday evening at the Timken Center in Gaffney, N.C.

February 22, 2014
Belmont Abbey Plays Spoiler on Senior Day, 75-68
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae women’s basketball team saw a quartet of players recorded double figures, but Belmont Abbey had three score 16 points or more while defeating LMC 75-68 in Conference Carolinas action Saturday afternoon on Senior Day at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

February 19, 2014
Trio Thrives in Wire-to-Wire Win Over Mount Olive, 80-73
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- A trio of Lees-McRae women’s basketball players netted at least 15 points in an enormous win against Mount Olive, 80-73, in Conference Carolinas play Wednesday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

February 17, 2014
Bobcats Stumble at North Greenville, 73-56
TIGERVILLE, S.C. --- The Lees-McRae women’s basketball team climbed out to an early lead, but was unable to sustain it while dropping a 73-56 decision at North Greenville in Conference Carolinas action Monday evening at Hayes Gymnasium in Tigerville, S.C.

February 15, 2014
Women's Hoops Furious Rally Falls Short at Barton, 66-63
WILSON, N.C. --- Lees-McRae senior Lauren Lewis continued her torrid stretch with a 22-point outburst, but a sluggish start hampered LMC in a 66-63 loss at Barton in Conference Carolinas play Saturday afternoon at Wilson Gymnasium in Wilson, N.C.

February 8, 2014
Lewis Legit, Patterson Freezes Erskine, 73-69
DUE WEST, S.C. --- Lees-McRae women’s basketball seniors Lauren Lewis (28) and Icey Patterson (18) produced season-highs in points while LMC clipped Erskine, 73-69, in Conference Carolinas action Saturday afternoon at Belk Arena in Due West, S.C.

February 6, 2014
Women's Hoops Conquer Converse, 93-46
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae women’s basketball team put on an offensive show case while placing six players in double figures and led by as many as 51 in a 93-46 Conference Carolinas victory against Converse, Thursday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

February 3, 2014
Women's Hoops Downed by Limestone, 70-55
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae sophomore Alyssa Munson tallied her fifth 20-point game on the season, but LMC struggled in the first half and fell 70-55 to Limestone in Conference Carolinas action Monday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

February 1, 2014
Pfeiffer Outshoots LMC in Women's Hoops, 74-62
MISENHEIMER, N.C. --- Lees-McRae senior Lauren Lewis dropped 22 points while Kerri Belcher registered her sixth double-double of the season, but LMC was unable to hold off a determined Pfeiffer squad in a 74-62 loss Saturday evening in Conference Carolinas action at Merner Gymnasium in Misenheimer, N.C.

January 29, 2014
Winter Weather Alters Hoops Schedules
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae basketball doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday evening against Limestone has been postponed due to inclement weather.

January 27, 2014
LMC Remains Perfect at Home; Drops King, 69-64
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae women’s basketball team saw a quartet of players register double figures while LMC created some breathing room in a tight Conference Carolinas with a 69-64 against King University Monday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

January 25, 2014
LMC Hoops Postponed due to Winter Weather
BANNER ELK, N.C.--- The Lees-McRae basketball doubleheader has been postponed due to a winter storm in the area. The women's game was slated to tip at 3:30 p.m. while the men's squad was tabbed to tip at 5:30 p.m.

January 22, 2014
Balanced Attack Buries Bobcats, 67-52
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- Despite sophomore Alyssa Munson’s fourth 20-point effort of the season, the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team was unable to rebound after a sluggish start while seeing its four-game win streak snapped in a 67-52 loss to Mount Olive in Conference Carolina action Wednesday night in Mount Olive, N.C. at Kornegay Arena.

January 18, 2014
Hot Start Fuels Bobcats, LMC Wins Fourth Straight, 82-69
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- A trio of Lees-McRae women’s basketball players registered double figures while LMC extended its win streak to four games with an 82-69 win against North Greenville in Conference Carolinas action Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

January 15, 2014
Strong D Pushes Streak to Three, LMC Follows Lewis' Lead, 84-72
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae senior Lauren Lewis matched a season-high with 24 points while sophomore Alyssa Munson recorded her third double-double of the season to help LMC jump out to a 22-5 lead on its way to a 84-72 victory against Barton in Conference Carolina at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

January 11, 2014
Balanced Attack Propels Bobcats Past Pfeiffer, 57-53
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Trailing 28-21 at half, the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team rode an electric second half to secure a 57-53 victory against Conference Carolina foe Pfeiffer Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

January 8, 2014
Belcher Boosts Bobcats in Thriller Against Erskine, 75-74
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae junior Kerri Belcher recorded her second consecutive double-double to help lead the Bobcats to a 75-74 victory against Erskine College in a thrilling Conference Carolinas bout Wednesday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

January 4, 2014
Bobcat Trio Impresses in Loss at Belmont Abbey, 77-66
BELMONT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae women’s basketball team saw three players registered double figures, including a season-high 24 from Lauren Lewis, but it wasn’t enough while Belmont Abbey picked up a 77-66 victory in Conference Carolina play Saturday evening at the Wheeler Center in Belmont, N.C.

December 19, 2013
Munson nets 16 points as Lees-McRae falters at Wingate
WINGATE, N.C. – The Lees-McRae women’s basketball team saw Alyssa Munson score 16 points at Wingate (N.C.) University Thursday, but it was not enough as the Bobcats suffered a 76-53 setback to wrap up the 2013 portion of the schedule.

December 7, 2013
King rallies late for 63-55 win over Bobcats
BRISTOL, Tenn. --- The King University women’s basketball team rallied from a six-point deficit midway through the second half with a 20-6 run, and held off Lees-McRae College in the final moments en route to a 63-55 victory in Conference Carolinas play on Saturday evening.

December 3, 2013
Chambers, Munson named November Student-Athletes of the Month
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College freshman Mike Chambers (Winston-Salem, N.C.) and sophomore Alyssa Munson (Summerfield, N.C.) have been named the Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Month for November 2013, announced College officials Tuesday.

December 3, 2013
Belcher, Munson lift Bobcats past Valkyries, 70-56
SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- Kerri Belcher (Roanoke, Va.) and Alyssa Munson (Summerfield, N.C.) each posted a double-double to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team to a 70-56 win over Converse College in their Conference Carolinas opener on Tuesday evening.

November 30, 2013
Munson, Truesdale pace Bobcats to 82-70 win over Penguins
FAIRBANKS, Alaska --- Sophomore Alyssa Munson (Summerfield, N.C.) posted a double-double with game-highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds, and Kabrina Truesdale (Wilmington, N.C.) added 17 points to lead the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team to an 82-70 victory over Dominican University (Calif.) on the third and final day of the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ North Star Invitational.

November 30, 2013
Bobcats Invade the Northwest: A Friday of Firsts
This week has flown by and before we knew it, Friday was here and it started earlier for some than others. A group of seven went outside of town around 3 a.m. to try to see the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). The best way to view the lights is to go to the outskirts of town, where the city lights will not interfere with the viewing. The lights were faint, but identifiable.

November 29, 2013
Bobcats Invade the Northwest: An Alaskan Thanksgiving
Not only was Thursday Thanksgiving, but it was game day for the Lees-McRae women’s basketball program. The day got started with an 8:30 a.m. walk through to prepare for Wayne State (Neb.). In order to get to the Patty Center, we walked up the snow covered steps. Later in the day a maintenance worker was asked about the amount of snow that had fallen, and he commented that we had received approximately three inches.

November 29, 2013
Nanooks rally for 77-65 win over Bobcats
FAIRBANKS, Alaska --- The University of Alaska Fairbanks women’s basketball team outscored Lees-McRae College by a 43-27 margin in the second half, rallying from a 38-34 halftime deficit for a 77-65 victory on the second day of the Nanooks’ North Star Invitational.

November 28, 2013
Bobcats Invade the Northwest: Snow-Globe Wednesday
Well, it was a snowy and cold Wednesday in Fairbanks that started before the sun came up. The team had a two-hour practice beginning at 8 a.m. When we walked out to the van, the temperature was reported to be two degrees Fahrenheit with snow falling. While in the gym for practice, a university employee blew the snow off sidewalks. However it only took a few moments for the concrete to be covered again. That proved to be a theme of the day: snow! It fell all day throughout Fairbanks and the surrounding area.

November 28, 2013
Wildcats scratch past Bobcats in North Star Invitational
FAIRBANKS, Alaska --- Sophomore Alyssa Munson (Summerfield, N.C.) paced the Lees-McRae College women's basketball team with a game- and career-high 24 points, as Wayne State College opened the afternoon with an 18-2 run en route to a 98-67 victory on Thursday in the University of Alaska Fairbanks' North Star Invitational.

November 27, 2013
Bobcats Invade the Northwest: Scenic Tuesday
Tuesday took a turn to the North with a trip to the North Pole. North Pole (http://www.northpolealaska.com/) is a small city outside of Fairbanks, and a big tourist attraction. The main attraction is the Santa Claus House, which is the home of the largest fiberglass statue of Santa Claus. Upon arrival to the Santa Claus House, we learned that Santa Claus was not in today, so either he was checking his list twice or busy making toys for the good girls and boys. Despite Santa’s absence, the team was able to see a few reindeer. Along with seeing the reindeer, we were able to learn some interesting facts.

November 26, 2013
Bobcats Invade the Northwest: Marvelous Monday
Follow along with the Bobcats Go West Blog this week as the Lees-McRae College women's basketball team embarks on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Fairbanks, Alaska to play in the North Star Invitational, hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

November 25, 2013
Bobcats Invade the Northwest: Day One Update from Sunday
Follow along with the Bobcats Invade the Northwest Blog this week as the Lees-McRae College women's basketball team embarks on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Fairbanks, Alaska to play in the North Star Invitational, hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

November 23, 2013
Mountain Lions hold off Bobcats, 70-60
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. --- Sophomore Alyssa Munson (Summerfield, N.C.) scored a career- and game-high 17 points to pace the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon, as Young Harris College held on for a 70-60 victory despite a furious second-half rally by the Bobcats in non-conference play.

November 19, 2013
Bobcats claw Mountain Lions, 64-57
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team placed four players in double figures, and converted 23-of-27 chances at the free throw line to rally for a 64-57 win over Young Harris College in non-conference play on Tuesday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

November 15, 2013
Mountaineers rebound for exhibition win over Bobcats
BOONE, N.C. --- Layana De Souza (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) led the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team with 20 points in an exhibition contest at Appalachian State University on Friday evening, as Appalachian State rallied from a first half deficit with a 23-8 run en route to an 86-57 victory.

November 13, 2013
Bobcats surge past Lions in home opener
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior Layana De Souza (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) poured in a game-high 22 points, as the Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team outscored Mars Hill University by a 40-24 margin in the second half en route to a 82-68 victory in the Bobcats’ home opener on Wednesday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

November 10, 2013
Bears hold off Bobcats with pair of second-half runs
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. --- The Lenoir-Rhyne University women’s basketball team closed the first half with an 11-0 run, and held off a late surge by Lees-McRae College en route to a 75-63 victory on the second day of the SAC/Conference Carolinas Challenge in Holt Fieldhouse.

November 9, 2013
First-half surge lifts Eagles over Bobcats in season-opener
JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. --- The Carson-Newman College women’s basketball team closed the first half with a 22-6 run, and held off a late charge by Lees-McRae College en route to a 95-72 victory on the first night of the SAC/Conference Carolinas Challenge in Holt Fieldhouse.

August 23, 2013
Bobcats announce 2013-2014 women's basketball schedule
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College women’s basketball team will face a challenging and diverse schedule this winter, squaring off against a strong NCAA Division I program in addition to traveling to the other end of the country for a once-in-a-lifetime tournament, announced head coach Michele Williams Friday.