The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Basketball Team (1-1) picked up its first victory of the 2012-13 season with a 64-52 win over Barton (1-1) Friday evening in the Comfort Suites Classic at
Goodman Gymnasium on the campus of Catawba College. L-R sophomore guard Jazmine Charles (Lexington, N.C.) was one of four players to score in double figures for the Bears, finishing with a team-high 17 points in the win.
Junior guard Brittany Christian (Raleigh, N.C.) and junior forwards Ashia Mitchell (Spartanburg, S.C.) and Nneka Awuruonye (Charlotte, N.C.) each scored 10 points as well for Lenoir-Rhyne, who limited Barton to just 31 percent shooting (19-for-61) in the contest for the win.
The Lady Bulldogs' Nyeshea Willie (Virginia Beach, Va.) led all scorers with 28 points but was the lone Barton player to score in double figures.
L-R raced to a 36-19 halftime advantage and led by as many as 21 points (40-19) on a lay-up by Charles with 18:40 remaining in the contest.
The Lady Bulldogs, who shot just 15 percent (two-for-13) from behind the three-point line as well, could not get any closer than 10 points the rest of the way. L-R also forced Barton into 22 turnovers in the game.
On the final day of the tournament on Saturday afternoon, Lenoir-Rhyne plays Johnson C. Smith (2:00 p.m.) while Catawba hosts Barton (4:00 p.m.).
L-R 64, BARTON 52
Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total
Barton........................ 19 33 - 52
Lenoir-Rhyne.................. 36 28 - 64
BARTON: NEAL 6, MITCHELL 2, JACKSON 5, WILLIE 28 (5 REBOUNDS), MORGAN 7 (7 REBOUNDS, 6 ASSISTS), THOMAS 4. 39 REBOUNDS, 10 ASSISTS, 22 TURNOVERS.
L-R: CULLER 2, BRINKLEY 2, CHRISTIAN 10 (6 REBOUNDS, 3 ASSISTS), CHARLES 17, GUST 4, HIATT 4, MITCHELL 10, AWURUONYE 10. 34 REBOUNDS, 13 ASSISTS, 20 TURNOVERS.
BARTON - WILLIE 2.
L-R - CHARLES 2, CHRISTIAN.
Photo Courtesy: Jasmine Charles, L-R Athletics