Afolabi-Brown's career-high spurs women's hoops to win

Brittany Afolabi-Brown shoots a free throw.

Winchester, Va. -- Lynchburg College's women's basketball team collected its fourth consecutive win Saturday, a key 62-59 Old Dominion Athletic Conference road victory over Shenandoah.

Senior wing Brittany Afolabi-Brown (Montgomery Village, Md.) exploded with a career-high 23 points in the victory on an 11-for-17 shooting performance.

Afolabi-Brown and junior forward Molly Shephard (Charlottesville, Va) led a dominant performance on the glass for LC. The two garnered eight boards apiece, helping LC to a 40-23 advantage on the glass. Seven of Afolabi-Brown's eight boards came on the offensive side, resulting in eight of Lynchburg's 18 second-chance points.

Shephard and senior guard Olivia DeFrancesco (Greensboro, N.C.) scored 11 points each for Lynchburg.

Kirstyn Arcata led the way for Shenandoah, which shot 50 percent from the field as a team, with 20 points.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Lynchburg 62, Shenandoah 59

Records: Lynchburg (18-3, 10-2 ODAC), Shenandoah (9-12, 5-7 ODAC)

Venue: Wilkins Center, Shenandoah University, Winchester, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

- After a tight first several minutes, Shenandoah put together a 7-0 run to end the first period with a 17-11 advantage after 10 minutes.

- Lynchburg made the second-quarter run, a 17-2 jaunt that lasted most of the quarter to put the visitors ahead 28-21 at half.

- LC led by as many as 14 in the third quarter before Shenandoah began to close the gap. SU sank five second-half 3s to reel the game back into reach, cutting the lead to 56-54 with 3:44 left to play. A key basket from Afolabi-Brown and free throws from Shephard and DeFrancesco provided enough cushion for Lynchburg to escape with the win.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets will hit the road again on Wednesday evening with a trip to Roanoke College. Tip-off in the Cregger Center will be at 7 p.m.

--LC--