|L-R Women Down Belmont Abbey, 70-59|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Thursday, 14 November 2013 09:37|
The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Basketball Team (3-0) remained undefeated on the year with a 70-59 victory over Belmont Abbey (1-2) Wednesday evening at the Wheeler Center.
L-R junior guards Jazmine Charles (Lexington, N.C.) and Jenni Gust (Colfax, Wis.) combined for 43 points to lead the Bears to the win.
Charles finished with a team-high 23 points and hit four three-pointers while Gust added 20 points as the Bears built a 19-point lead in the first half en route to the road victory.
Belmont Abbey's McKenzie Owen (Burlington, N.C.) led all scorers with 28 points on 13-of-19 shooting from the field despite the loss. Morgan Midkiff (Mount Airy, N.C.) also scored in double figures for the Crusaders, finishing with 10 points on the night.
Lenoir-Rhyne went into intermission with a 37-26 advantage and Belmont Abbey could not get within eight points the rest of the way.
Charles also pulled down a game-high nine rebounds as the Bears held a 45-35 advantage on the boards and limited the Crusaders to just 19 percent shooting (three-for-16) from behind the three-point line.
L-R senior forward Nneka Awuruonye (Charlotte, N.C.) chipped with nine points and seven rebounds as the Bears remained perfect on the season.
Lenoir-Rhyne hosts Queens in its home and South Atlantic Conference opener on Wednesday, November 20, at 6:00 p.m., at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium. Belmont Abbey hosts Chowan on Monday at 7:00 p.m.
Photo Courtesy: Jenni Gust, L-R Athletics
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