|Sealey Scores 25, Bears Hold Off Limestone|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Saturday, 12 November 2011 23:34|
The Lenoir-Rhyne University Women's Basketball Team (2-0) withstood a furious rally to defeat Limestone College (1-1), 77-73, Saturday on the final day of the L-R Invitational at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.
Lenoir-Rhyne 77, Limestone 73
L-R rolled to a 20-point advantage at 67-47 with just under nine minutes left in regulation and held off a late Limestone rally to win its second contest in as many games this year.
Limestone put together a 17-2 run to cut the margin to 69-64 on a three-pointer by Tia Williams (Dacula, Ga.) with 2:03 left but L-R sophomore guard Danielle Bongiorno (Wilmington, N.C.) hit five free throws in the final 30 seconds to keep the Bears ahead en route to the win.
Senior guard Cameron Sealey (Mount Holly, N.C.) and junior guard Whitley Culler (Mount Airy, N.C.) combined for 52 points to spearhead the Bears' attack.
Sealey finished with 25 points and hit five three-pointers while Culler scored a career-high 27 points and pulled down 11 rebounds for her second straight double-double. Culler also shot 12-of-15 from the field.
Stephanie Hayes (Hopkins, S.C.) scored a team-high 24 points and Kaileigh West (Jackonville, Ill.) added 18 points and 15 rebounds in the losing effort.
Lenoir-Rhyne next competes in the Biltmore Farms/Mars Hill Classic on Friday against Francis Marion beginning at 8 p.m., in Mars Hill, N.C.
Limestone Upends L-R, 70-66, In Men's Basketball
The Limestone College Men's Basketball Team (2-0) handed Lenoir-Rhyne University (0-2) a 70-66 loss Saturday on the final day of the 2011 Conference Carolinas/South Atlantic Conference Challenge at the Timken Center.
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