The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women's Basketball Team suffered a 102-39 setback to Wake Forest University, an NCAA Division I school, in an exhibition game Wednesday night at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
also pulled down ninerebounds while Chelsea Douglas (Rock Hill, S.C.) and Asia Williams (Durham, N.C.) added 17 and 15 points,
Six players scored in double figures for the Demon Deacons including a game-high 18 points from Dearica Hamby (Marietta, Ga.). Hamby
respectively, for Wake Forest, which limited L-R to just 18 percent shooting (11-of-62) for the contest.
For Lenoir-Rhyne, sophomore guard Krystal Patton (Chilhowie, Va.) came off the bench to score a team-high 11 points while freshman guard Jazmine Charles (Lexington, N.C.) added seven points in the setback.
Senior guard Cameron Sealey (Mount Holly, N.C.) pulled down nine rebounds to go along four points as well for the Bears. Wake Forest also held a 58-49 advantage in rebounding, picked up 21 steals, drained nine three-pointers and forced Lenoir-Rhyne into 30
turnovers in the victory.
Lenoir-Rhyne opens the season on Friday, November 11, when it takes on Pfeiffer at 8 p.m., as part of the L-R Invitational at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium. Wake Forest hosts Tusculum in another exhibition game on Monday at 6:30 p.m.
Eight Bears Named All-SAC
The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Team placed a league-high eight players on the 2011 All-South Atlantic Conference First and Second Teams. In addition, L-R senior Catherine Hauck earned conference player-of-the-year honors for the second straight season.
Hauck, an All-American defender from Lake Mary, Fla., is second on the team in goals (10) to go along with four assists and 24 points and led Lenoir-Rhyne (16-1, 9-0) to its second consecutive SAC Regular Season Championship. Hauck is now a four-time first-team all-league
Joining Hauck on the all-conference first team is senior forward Laura Linehan (San Diego, Calif.), junior midfielder Carley Griffin (Frenso, Calif.), senior midfielder Mariel Mena (Gainesville, Fla.) and senior defender Jessica Schob (Ione, Calif.).
Linehan, who earned all-league honors for the third time in her career, leads L-R in assists (six) and points (26) this year in addition to 10 goals and five game-winning goals. Linehan ranks second all-time in goals scored (45) and points (112) in school
Griffin, in her first season with the Bears, has a team-high 11 goals while Mena earns all-league honors for the first time in her Lenoir-Rhyne career. Schob garners all-conference honors for the second straight year and has scored three goals this season including two game-winners for the Bears.
Redshirt freshman defender Hanna Kiebel (Parker, Colo.), senior forward Kaelia Frazier McDonnell (Toms River, N.J.) all were named to the 2011 All-SAC Second Team. Kiebel was named the SAC Freshman Of The Year as well while Frazier and McDonnell earned all-league honors for the second season in a row.
Adrian Blewitt, in his fifth season with Lenoir-Rhyne, was named the South Atlantic Conference Coach Of The Year for the second time in as many seasons. Blewitt has led L-R to a 35-3-2 mark in the past two years as Bear mentor.
Lenoir-Rhyne, ranked No. 5 in NCAA Division II and second in the Southeast Region, will take on Anderson (9-9-1) in the semifinals of the Food Lion SAC Tournament on Friday at 6:00 p.m., at Manchester Meadows in Rock Hill, S.C. The Bears, winners of a school-record 15 straight matches, are the top seed in the tournament while the Trojans are seeded fourth.
2011 All-South Atlantic Conference
Women's Soccer Teams
Trenna Howell, Carson-Newman
Laura Linehan, Lenoir-Rhyne
Tramicka James, Tusculum
Jade Montgomery, Wingate
Carley Griffin, Lenoir-Rhyne
Mariel Mena, Lenoir-Rhyne
Leanne Reid, Lincoln Memorial
Kelly Adams, Wingate
Catherine Hauck, Lenoir-Rhyne
Jessica Schob, Lenoir-Rhyne
Casey King, Wingate
Kelly Moldenhauer, Wingate
Kaitlyn Neipp, Anderson
Jessica Kleinberg, Anderson
Kaelia Frazier, Lenoir-Rhyne
Sarah Taylor, Lincoln Memorial
Mary Stanton, Newberry
Allie Waters, Anderson
Hanna Kiebel, Lenoir-Rhyne
Monica Perez, Tusculum
Chandler Murphy, Wingate
Marissa Johnson, Anderson
Adrienne Lough, Anderson
Anna Toole, Catawba
Casey McDonnell, Lenoir-Rhyne
Grace Lancaster, Mars Hill
Cassie Smith, Newberry
Sarah Tompkins, Carson-Newman
SAC Player of the Year: Catherine Hauck, Lenoir-Rhyne
SAC Freshman of the Year: Hanna Kiebel, Lenoir-Rhyne
SAC Coach of the Year: Adrian Blewitt, Lenoir-Rhyne
Goals per Match: Tramicka James (Tusculum), .830
Points per Match: Tramicka James (Tusculum), 1.89
Assists per Match: Kelly Adams (Wingate), .750
Goals Against Average: Ashlyn Hardie (Wingate), .930
Shutouts: Ashlyn Hardie (Wingate); Marissa Williams (Tusculum);
Kaitlyn Neipp (Anderson), 6
Save Percentage: Becca Sellars (Mars Hill), .863
Team Points per Match: Wingate, 8.06
Team Goals per Match: Wingate, 2.88
Team Assists per Match: Wingate, 2.31
Team Shutouts: Wingate, 9
Team Goals Against Average: Wingate, 1.05
Team Winning Percentage: Lenoir-Rhyne, .938