|L-R Women's Basketball Wins Fourth Straight|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Thursday, 21 November 2013 09:53|
The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Basketball Team (4-0, 1-0) remained undefeated on the year with a 74-67 victory over Queens (1-2, 0-1) Wednesday in the Bears' home and South Atlantic Conference opener
at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.
L-R junior guard Jazmine Charles (Lexington, N.C.) led the way with 21 points as the Bears held on for the win.
Queens' Nikia Squire (Columbia, S.C.) finished with a game-high 22 points and nine rebounds but the Royals' second-half comeback fell short.
Lenoir-Rhyne built a 38-24 advantage at halftime but Queens slowly cut the lead and trailed by just two points at 64-62 on a pair of free throws by Squire with 2:23 left but couldn't get any closer.
L-R responded with a 7-0 run to put the contest out of reach with 39 seconds remaining in the game. The Bears are off to their best start since a 6-0 mark to begin the 2007-08 campaign.
Lenoir-Rhyne junior guard Jenni Gust (Colfax, Wis.) and freshman forward Morgan Cooper (Virginia Beach, Va.) added 10 points each as the Bears held a 49-30 advantage on the boards in the win.
The Royals' Shonice Pettaway (Walstonburg, N.C.) scored 13 points as well in the losing effort.
Lenoir-Rhyne hosts Anderson in a South Atlantic Conference game Saturday at 4:00 p.m., while Queens travels to Harrogate, Tenn., to take on Lincoln Memorial Saturday afternoon in a league contest beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Lenoir-Rhyne Men Wins In Double OT Against Queens
The Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Basketball Team (2-1, 1-0) outlasted Queens (1-2, 0-1), 81-77, in double overtime in the South Atlantic Conference opener Wednesday night at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium.
L-R, which was also playing its home opener, received a career-high 32 points from senior guard R.J. McClure (Canton, N.C.) in the win.
McClure hit the game-tying three-pointer at the end of regulation to force overtime and finished with six treys and was a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line on the night.
Queens' Jarrett Stokes (Smyrna, Ga.) also scored 32 points in a game that featured 12 ties and 13 lead changes.
Lenoir-Rhyne senior guard Jarvis Perry (Willingboro, N.J.) tallied a double-double - 12 assists and 12 rebounds - to go along with eight points and sophomore guard Will Perry (Wake Forest, N.C.) scored 13 points in the win.
L-R also hit nine-of-10 free throws in the two overtimes and limited Queens to just 21 percent (three-of-14) shooting from behind the three-point line.
Josh Clyburn (Charlotte, N.C.) added 16 points for the Royals, who were playing their first South Atlantic Conference game in school history.
In the next round of league contests on Saturday, Lenoir-Rhyne remains at home to face Anderson at Shuford Gymnasium at 6:00 p.m., while Queens takes on Lincoln Memorial in Harrogate, Tenn., beginning at 4:00 p.m.
Photo Courtesy: Jazmine Charles, L-R Athletics
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