Raleigh, N.C. -- Caroline Naumann (Mechanicsville, Va.) tied a program record with 35 points and also pulled down 13 rebounds, leading the Lynchburg College women's basketball team to an 87-63 shellacking of William Peace on the road Saturday evening.
Lynchburg also got a career-high performance out of junior Alex Allen (China Grove, N.C.), who piled up 24 points, nine rebounds, and six assists. The victory is the Hornets' fifth in a row.
Naumann's total ties the Lynchburg single-game record, set by Betty Jackson in 1983 against Randolph-Macon. Saturday's was the senior forward's second-consecutive 30-point performance and her 16 field goals tied another of Jackson's 1983 single-game records, though Jackson achieved that feat in a 33-point performance against Mary Baldwin.
Final: Lynchburg 87, William Peace 63
Records: Lynchburg 6-1, William Peace 0-3
Venue: Hermann Athletic Center, William Peace University, Raleigh, N.C.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Pacers jumped out to a 13-4 lead in the first six minutes of play, but Lynchburg found its footing late in the first period. Allen made a layup late in the quarter to cut it to 19-12 in favor of the hosts, and the Hornets scored the first 11 points of the second period -- nine of them from Naumann -- for a 23-19 lead that they would not relinquish.
- Naumann scored 15 points in the second quarter and Allen chipped in seven as Lynchburg built to a 42-26 halftime advantage.
- After Peace cut the LC lead to 10 midway through the third, Lynchburg shot 11-for-16 from the field in the final quarter to erase all doubt.
The Hornets will return home to resume Old Dominion Athletic Conference play on Wednesday, Dec. 6 against Eastern Mennonite at 7 p.m.