Averett bests women's basketball at home

Molly Shephard dribbling a basketball. Graphic at bottom showing 60-52 final and team logos.

Lynchburg, Va. -- University of Lynchburg's women's basketball team suffered its first loss of the 2018-19 season, a 60-52 loss to visiting Averett Tuesday evening.

Senior forward Molly Shephard (Charlottesville, Va.) led the way for Lynchburg, scoring 17 points, snagging 11 rebounds, and blocking four shots, while senior forward Alex Allen (China Grove, N.C.) added 14 points. Sophomore guard Carolyn Noe (Fairfax, Va.) chipped in a 13-point effort.

The Hornets shot just 31.7 percent (19-for-60) from the field.

Amani Ajayi scored a game-high 20 points for the Cougars.

 

THE RUNDOWN

Final: Averett 60, Lynchburg 52

Records: Averett 2-1, Lynchburg 1-1

Venue: Wayne Proffitt Court at Turner Gymnasium, University of Lynchburg, Lynchburg, Va.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Neither team got much going in the first period, both shooting under 33 percent from the field, as Averett led 13-7 after 10 minutes.

  • Lynchburg used an 11-0 run early in the second to take a 20-15 lead, highlighted by three straight baskets by Allen, and Lynchburg took a four-point advantage into halftime.

  • The Cougars used an 11-0 run of their own in the third to assume a 41-36 advantage.

  • Allen's layup to open the fourth brought the deficit to 3, but Lynchburg never cut the lead any farther, and Averett's free throws down the stretch increased the lead to its final standing.

 

LOOKING AHEAD

The Hornets will hit the road for Union, N.J., this weekend for the Kean Classic. Lynchburg will face Moravian Friday at 5 p.m. and either host Kean or Eastern Saturday at a time to be determined.

--LYN--

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10:00 AM
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Mary Washington
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