BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women's basketball team won on Thursday night against Mars Hill University by a final score of 82-70.
The Bobcats found themselves in a tight contest early as both teams continued to trade baskets. Tiana Shuff led Lees-McRae in the first quarter with six points including a big three-pointer that energized the home fans.
Heading into the second, Brianna Wright supplied five points of her own that allowed the Bobcats to overcome a Mars Hill run and regain control of the lead. At the half, the Bobcats led 36-33.
Following halftime, Lees-McRae began to separate themselves from Mars Hill. On the back of an eight point third quarter from Makayla Smith, the Bobcats outscored Mars Hill 27-17 to build a lead that they would never relinquish. With the win, Lees-McRae improves to 2-2 on the year.
The Bobcats will return to action Saturday when they face Bluefield State at home. Tipoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.