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Sealey Scores 25, Bears Hold Off Limestone PDF Print
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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.
In the first contest of the day, Mars Hill (1-1) defeated

Pfeiffer (0-2) by an 85-53 score to claim its first victory of the season.
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.
Limestone's Jarrell Douglass (Leesburg, Fla.), a 2011-12 preseason honorable mention All-American, led the way with 27 points and 11 rebounds, both game-highs, while Joe Raga (Lithia, Fla.) added eight points and 11 rebounds for the Saints in the victory.
Three players scored in double figures for Lenoir-Rhyne led by senior forward Jeff Thomas (Chapel Hill, N.C.) with 15 points.  Freshman guards Denzel Dillingham (Hickory, N.C.) and A.J. McKenzie (Gastonia, N.C.) added 12 points each for the Bears, who turned the ball over just four times in the loss.
After Limestone built a 10-point lead (52-42) on a three-pointer by Douglass with 13:04 left in the second half, Lenoir-Rhyne rallied to cut the margin to one on two occasions (54-43 and 56-55) but couldn't take the lead.
Limestone took control again with an 11-4 run capped off by a lay-up by Douglass with 2:38 remaining in the contest and L-R couldn't get within three points the rest of the way.
The Saints also shot 54 percent (25-of-46) from the field and held a 34-23 advantage in rebounding in the victory.
Lenoir-Rhyne travels to Laurinburg, N.C., to face St. Andrews on Wednesday beginning at 7:30 p.m., while Limestone hosts Clayton State on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., as well.




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