Women's Basketball

Bobcats win thriller at home

Bobcats win thriller at home

BANNER ELK, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College women's basketball team won on Saturday afternoon against Bluefield State College in double-overtime by a final score of 80-76.

The Bobcats were locked in a back and forth contest with Bluefield State. Both sides traded baskets with each trip down the floor and at the end of the first quarter, the score was 16-15 in favor of the Bobcats.

In the second quarter, Lees-McRae went cold from the field and only managed nine points. This slow offensive production allowed Bluefield State to carry a 33-25 advantage heading into the break. 

During the following two quarters, the Bobcats amped up the defensive pressure which allowed them to close the gap. After going one of two from the line, Destiny Johnson tied the contest late to force overtime.

One overtime would not be enough after five minutes of back and forth basketball. During the second overtime, the Bobcats were able to get a needed defensive stop and score. This edge was one that Bluefield State never overcame and Lees-McRae prevailed 80-76.

The Bobcats will return to action Monday when they face UVA-Wise on the road. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

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