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2015-2016 Women's Basketball News

June 1, 2016
147 LMC Student-Athletes Named to Conference Carolinas Spring 2016 Presidential Honor Roll
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- 147 Lees-McRae student-athletes were named to the Conference Carolinas Presidential Honor Roll for Spring 2016, the league office announced Wednesday afternoon.

April 8, 2016
LMC Women's Basketball Announces Summer Elite Camp Info
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae women’s basketball staff would like to extend a personal invitation for you to attend the second annual Women’s Basketball Elite Camp at Lees-McRae College. Participants will have the opportunity to see our beautiful campus in the North Carolina mountains, to learn and be taught by a college coaching staff and players, and compete against college caliber completion.

February 26, 2016
Women's Basketball Concludes Season at North Greenville
TIGERVILLE, S.C. --- Brea Forbes turned in 25 points and eight rebounds, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team dropped their season finale, 66-58, in Conference Carolinas action to North Greenville at Hayes Gymnasium in Tigerville, S.C.

February 23, 2016
Collins, Blankenship Combine for 36 in Tough Loss to King (Tenn.), 78-70
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Sophomore Mackenzie Blankenship tallied her fourth 20-point effort and senior Tayler Collins added 16, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball suffered a 78-70 setback to King (Tenn.) in Conference Carolinas play Tuesday evening in Williams Gymnasium.

February 22, 2016
LMC Athletics Promotes "Golden Ticket Campaign"
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Another partnership with the Lees-McRae Athletic Department and the community of Banner Elk is occurring as the Golden Ticket Campaign is underway. Students in the sports management major recently went to the Banner Elk Elementary School and distributed 200 golden tickets to students.

February 20, 2016
Stacey, Blankenship Tally 14 Apiece in Loss at Emmanuel (Ga.)
FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. --- Mackenzie Blankenship and Markia Stacey scored 14 points apiece, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball was upended by Emmanuel (Ga.), 71-58, in a Conference Carolinas battle Saturday afternoon in Franklin Springs, Ga.

February 17, 2016
Blankenship, Forbes Ignite Offensive Outburst at Belmont Abbey, 90-70
BELMONT, N.C. --- Mackenzie Blankenship and Brea Forbes set career highs in points and senior Tayler Collins turned in a double-double while the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team battered Belmont Abbey, 90-70, in Conference Carolinas action at the Wheeler Center Wednesday evening in Belmont, N.C.

February 15, 2016
Ammons, Forbes Combine for 37 in Loss to Pfeiffer
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Brea Forbes tied a season-high with 20 points and Alexis Ammons added 17, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team dropped a Conference Carolinas bout with Pfeiffer, 78-68, Monday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

February 13, 2016
Women's Basketball Falls in Offensive Struggle with North Greenville
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Brea Forbes and Markia Stacey combined for 21 points, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team fell in an offensive struggle against North Greenville, 55-45, in Conference Carolinas action Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

February 9, 2016
Women's Basketball Drops Tilt at Mount Olive
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. --- Brea Forbes and Caitlin Brown registered double figures, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team dropped an 83-57 decision at Mount Olive in Conference Carolinas play Tuesday evening at Kornegay Arena in Mount Olive, N.C.

February 6, 2016
Four Bobcats Tally Double Figures in OT Loss to Barton, 73-62
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior Tayler Collins dropped a team-high 15 points and Brea Forbes added 13, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team lost a tough battle to Barton, 73-62, in overtime of a Conference Carolinas tilt Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

February 3, 2016
Women's Basketball Upended at King (Tenn.)
BRISTOL, Tenn. --- Sophomore Mackenzie Blankenship dropped 16 points and Caitlin Brown grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team fell to King (Tenn.), 75-49, in Conference Carolinas play at the Student Center Complex Wednesday evening in Bristol, Tenn.

February 2, 2016
"Pack the Den" A Success for LMC Athletics and Hoops
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae athletic department and basketball teams enjoyed a solid showing for “Pack The Den” Friday night at Williams Gymnasium.

January 30, 2016
Forbes, Bobcats Cruise Past Converse, 68-55
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Brea Forbes continued her impressive season with another double-double and a season-high 20 points while the Lees-McRae women’s basketball cruised past a hapless Converse squad, 68-55, in Conference Carolinas play Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

January 29, 2016
Blankenship, Brown Produce Career Nights in Win Against Southern Wesleyan, 83-79
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Sophomores Caitlin Brown and Mackenzie Blankenship dropped career highs while the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team used a strong first half to outlast Southern Wesleyan, 83-79, in Conference Carolinas play Friday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

January 28, 2016
LMC Basketball Set to Host "Pack the Den for Dinner"

January 26, 2016
Ammons Turns in First Career Double-Double in Loss at Erskine
DUE WEST, S.C. --- Lees-McRae freshman Alexis Ammons produced her first collegiate double-double, but the women’s basketball team fell to Erskine, 74-57, in Conference Carolinas play at Belk Arena Tuesday evening in Due West, S.C.

January 25, 2016
145 Lees-McRae Student-Athletes Named to Conference Carolinas Fall 2015 Presidential Honor Roll
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- 145 Lees-McRae student-athletes were named to the Conference Carolinas Fall 2015 Presidential Honor Roll, the league office announced.

January 21, 2016
Winter Storm Jonas Alters LMC's Athletic Schedules
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Due to Winter Storm Jonas, the Lees-McRae athletic schedule has been altered, announced Director of Athletics and Club Sports Craig McPhail Thursday morning.

January 19, 2016
Women's Basketball Falls at Barton
WILSON, N.C. --- Brea Forbes and Mackenzie Blankenship combined for 28 points, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team dropped an 87-51 decision to Barton in Conference Carolinas action Tuesday evening at Wilson Gymnasium in Wilson, N.C.

January 16, 2016
Scrappy Defense; Ammons' 15 Boosts Women's Hoops Against Emmanuel (Ga.), 69-62
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshman Alexis Ammons scored 15 points off the bench while leading the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team to a 69-62 win against Emmanuel (Ga.) Saturday afternoon in a Conference Carolinas contest at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

January 15, 2016
Lees-McRae College This Week In Bobcat Athletics Episode 16
Lees-McRae College Lees-McRae Basketball

January 13, 2016
Blankenship, Forbes Explode for Career Highs in Loss to No. 7 Limestone
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Sophomore Mackenzie Blankenship dropped a career-high 20 points and Brea Forbes impressed with 19 points and 14 rebounds, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team fell short to No. 7 Limestone, 82-60, in a Conference Carolinas tilt Wednesday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

January 9, 2016
Hardnett Propels LMC Women's Basketball to Comeback Win at Southern Wesleyan, 78-77
CENTRAL, S.C. --- Three Lees-McRae freshmen registered double figures, including a game-high 24 points from Breana Hardnett while the women’s basketball team defeated Southern Wesleyan, 78-77, in a Conference Carolinas contest at Tysinger Gymnasium Saturday afternoon in Central, S.C.

January 8, 2016
Stacey Strong; Brown Bashes Boards in Road Win, 66-64
SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- Freshman Markia Stacey scored a season-high 23 points and sophomore Caitlin Brown grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds while the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team outlasted Converse, 66-64, in a Conference Carolinas tilt Friday night in Spartanburg, S.C.

January 5, 2016
Women's Hoops Hangs Tight with No. 10 Limestone, 83-68
GAFFNEY, S.C. --- Four players notched at least 13 points while the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team dropped a hard-fought battle to No. 10 Limestone, 83-68, in a Conference Carolinas tilt at the Timken Center Tuesday in Gaffney, S.C.

December 14, 2015
Women's Basketball Notches Season High in Points; Falls at Lander
GREENWOOD, S.C. --- Freshman Alexis Ammons scored a season-high 20 points and the Lees-McRae women’s basketball scored a season-best 80 points, but fell to Lander, 111-80, in a nonconference tilt at Horne Arena Monday evening in Greenwood, S.C.

December 12, 2015
Blankenship, Collins Spark Offense; Defense Stymies Erskine in Win, 76-69
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior Tayler Collins and sophomore Mackenzie Blankenship tallied season-highs while the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team earned a 76-69 win against Conference Carolinas foe Erskine Saturday afternoon at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

December 5, 2015
Women's Hoops Falls Short at Pfeiffer, 71-56
MISENHEIMER, N.C. --- Freshman Markia Stacey produced her third double-digit effort of the year with 15 points, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team fell to Conference Carolinas foe Pfeiffer, 71-56, Saturday evening at Merner Gym in Misenheimer, N.C.

December 2, 2015
Ammons Tallies 18; Women's Hoops Downed by Belmont Abbey
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshman Alexis Ammons exploded for 18 points, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team dropped a hard fought battle to Belmont Abbey, 82-61, in a Conference Carolinas tilt Wednesday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

November 24, 2015
Collins, Blankenship Pace Offense in Tough Loss to Mount Olive, 69-65
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Senior Tayler Collins recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team dropped a close 69-65 contest to Mount Olive in a Conference Carolinas game Tuesday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

November 21, 2015
Women's Basketball Drops Decision at Young Harris
YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. --- Freshman Markia Stacey led the team with nine points while the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team dropped a 53-36 decision to Young Harris at the YHC Basketball Arena Saturday evening in Young Harris, Ga.

November 18, 2015
Stacey Drops 20 in Loss to Lincoln Memorial
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Freshman Markia Stacey tallied an impressive 20 points, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team dropped a 75-54 decision to Lincoln Memorial Wednesday evening at Williams Gymnasium in Banner Elk, N.C.

November 14, 2015
Fourth Quarter Dooms Women's Basketball Against Mars Hill
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Freshman Alexis Ammons poured in a team-high 14 points, but the Lees-McRae women’s basketball team fell to Mars Hill, 73-58, in a SAC/CC game Saturday afternoon in Greeneville, Tenn.

November 13, 2015
Women's Hoops Falls in Season Opener at Tusculum
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. --- Lees-McRae freshman Brea Forbes scored a team-high 11 points, but the women’s basketball team was upended by Tusculum, 61-40, in a Tusculum Classic game Friday evening in Greeneville, Tenn.

November 13, 2015
Lees-McRae This Week In Bobcat Athletics Episode 11

September 21, 2015
LMC Women's Basketball Volunteers Time at Freedom Trail Elementary
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Over the past month, eight members of the Lees-McRae Women’s Basketball program has been volunteering an hour and a half during their lunch break every Friday to travel to Freedom Trail Elementary School to read to the kindergarten and pre-k classes.

August 18, 2015
LMC Women's Basketball Signs Four for 2015-16 Season
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Taylor Fluette, Martha Mastin, Markia Stacey and Tori Wright have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Lees-McRae and play women’s basketball in the 2015-16 season, announced head coach Michele Williams Tuesday morning.