SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Lees-McRae College women's basketball team fell to Converse College by a score of 57-49 Saturday afternoon in Conference Carolinas action. The loss pushes Lees-McRae's record to 7-13 overall and 4-8 in conference action.
The Bobcats struggled with turnovers in the opening two quarters. Lees-McRae committed a total of 18 turnovers in the first and second quarters that led to 17 points for Converse. The Valkyries used these points off turnovers to supply the bulk of their offense in the half. The Bobcats struggled offensively so the Valkyries took a 27-21 lead into the locker room for halftime.
When the two teams returned for the third quarter, the Bobcats still had trouble trying to get shots to drop. Lees-McRae shot 26.7 percent from the field in the third quarter. Converse, meanwhile, knocked down a trio of three-pointers in the third to account for all but three of their points. Lees-McRae did score a game-high 19 points in the fourth quarter, but it proved too little too late as the Valkyries held on for the 57-49 win.
Davinique Campbell was the lone Bobcat to reach double figures on the scoreboard on Saturday with 11 points. Ava Bethea paced Lees-McRae on the glass grabbing a team-high nine rebounds in the contest.
The Bobcats will be back in action on Wednesday when they host rival King University at Williams Gymnasium. Tip-off for that contest is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.