Photo courtesy of Matt Jones
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Lees-McRae College women's basketball team fell in its Division I exhibition at UNC Greensboro on Thursday night (Dec. 6) by a score of 92-36.
Game Summary - UNCG opened the game on an 8-0 run over the first 1:52, before Meg Crawford got the Bobcats on the board with a layup. The Spartans then scored the next four points to go up 12-2, before Mackenzie Blankenship knocked down a three-pointer to get Lees-McRae back within single digits with five minutes to play in the quarter. Coming out of the media timeout, the Bobcats would trim the lead back to single digits with an Alexis Ammons jumper. Lees-McRae would get within seven, before a bucket by Te'ja Twitty left the Spartans up 18-9 at the end of the quarter.
The second quarter began with a 7-2 for UNCG over the first 2:14, before Lees-McRae called timeout to regroup. The Spartans extended their lead while holding Lees-McRae to just five points in the second quarter. Ammons contributed another bucket, while Crawford scored an old-fashioned three-point play as the final points of the frame. UNCG led 41-14 at the half.
The Bobcats were able to score the basketball more in the third quarter, totaling 14 points in the third. UNCG began the third on a 6-0 run over two minutes, before the two teams would trade buckets crossing over the halfway point of the frame. UNCG would go on another 6-2 run over another two-minute stretch. The two teams traded buckets over the final 2:49 to leave the Spartans up by 41 headed to the fourth.
The scoring woes resurfaced for the Bobcats in the final quarter, as they were limited to eight points in the frame.
Stats Rundown - Lees-McRae shot just 26.0 percent from the floor and made only one three-pointer, but shot a perfect 3-3 from the foul line. Ammons led the team in both points (12) and rebounds (five), while Crawford chipped in seven points. Five other Bobcats contributed points in the contest. Lees-McRae totaled 31 rebounds in the game, with 15 on the offensive end and 16 on the defensive end. Jordan Soares also finished with four rebounds in the game. Taylor Fluette dished out a team-high three assists on the night, while four others helped out on buckets in the game.
Up Next - The Bobcats return to Conference Carolinas play and look to get above .500 on Saturday (Dec. 8) when they travel to Mount Olive for a 2 p.m. tip-off.