Women's Basketball

Bobcats face off against Young Harris in Bristol Wednesday

Markia Stacey led LMC with 22 points and hit a three-pointer in the closing seconds to force overtime Monday vs. Belmont Abbey.
Markia Stacey led LMC with 22 points and hit a three-pointer in the closing seconds to force overtime Monday vs. Belmont Abbey.

BANNER ELK, N.C. – With Williams Gymnasium currently undergoing renovations, the Lees-McRae College women's basketball team will play a home game in Bristol, Tenn. Wednesday when it hosts Young Harris. The game, which is scheduled for a 1:30 p.m. tip-off, will be played at King University's Student Center Complex.

Last Time Out  Lees-McRae fell on the road to No. 13 Limestone last Saturday by a score of 77-62. Breana Hardnett, however, posted one of her best games as a Bobcat scoring 18 points and knocked down four three-pointers.

Look for Three on the Road – In four true road games this season, the Bobcats have knocked down more three-point shots than their opponents (27 to 24). Brea Forbes and Hardnett have led these efforts with eight threes a piece.

Stepping up in the Second Half – LMC is averaging 36.2 points in the second half this season, while averaging just 28.9 in the first half.

Boost off the Bench – Freshman Jordan Soares has definitely provided LMC a boost off the bench this season averaging 9.0 points per game. Soares's scoring average is the highest of any Bobcat reserve in 2016-17 and ranks fifth on the team overall.

Non-Conference Note - Markia Stacey has been the team's top scorer in non-conference tilts averaging 13.0 points per game. Stacey is also shooting 42 percent from three-point range against non-Conference Carolinas opponents.

Last Time They Met – The Bobcats and Mountain Lions met earlier this season with Young Harris coming out on top, 76-52. Forbes led the way for LMC in that contest scoring a team-high 15 points.

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