Women's Basketball Edges Eastern Mennonite, 89-85

Women's Basketball Edges Eastern Mennonite, 89-85

Score: Lynchburg  89, Eastern Mennonite 85

Location: Lynchburg, Va. (Turner Gymnasium)

Records: Lynchburg (20-5, 14-2), Eastern Mennonite (17-7, 10-2)


40 Minutes Later

Lynchburg honored seniors Charmaine Hairston and Sarah Coronel with an 89-85 victory over Eastern Mennonite to close out the regular season before the conference tournament next week at the Salem Civic Center. With the victory the Hornets earned the #1 seed in the tournament and will play the winner of Bridgewater and Randolph on Friday, Feb. 24th at 1:00 p.m.

Game Breakdown

- Junior Caroline Naumann recorded a career high 27 points while grabbing six rebounds as well

- Coronel added her second double-double in a row with 15 points and 10 rebounds while also recording four assists and three blocks

- Sophomore Alex Allen also recorded a career high with 18 points (80% FG) and had five rebounds

- Sophomore Molly Shephard contributed 11 points and seven rebounds while junior Oliva DeFrancesco quietly had eight points, eight rebounds, and three assists

- Lynchburg held a +10 advantage in rebounds

- The Hornets scored 22 second chance points while only giving up two to the Royals

Beyond the Stat Sheet

- Lynchburg will head into the ODAC Tournament as the #1 seed and earned a bye into the Quarterfinals of the tournament

- The Hornets held a perfect 11-0 record at Turner Gymnasium this season

A Look Ahead

The Hornets will play this Friday in the quarterfinal round at the Salem Civic Center, facing the winner of the Bridgewater and Randolph who play this Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.