Brevard, N.C. - The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Basketball Team (19-6, 11-5) moved into a first-place tie in the South Atlantic Conference standings after defeating Brevard (6-18, 1-15), 66-59, Saturday afternoon at Boshamer Gymnasium.
Senior guard Cameron Sealey (Mount Holly, N.C.) finished with a team-high 14 points for Lenoir-Rhyne, who has now moved into a tie for first in the conference standings with Catawba and Wingate.
Freshman guard Jazmine Charles (Lexington, N.C.) and sophomore guard Krystal Patton (Chilhowie, Va.) added 12 and 10 points, respectively, off the bench for the Bears.
Lenoir-Rhyne also won its third straight game and improved to 13-0 all-time against Brevard.
The Tornados' Michaela Watkins (Forest City, N.C.) led all scorers with 19 points while Anna Schlobohm (Greensboro, N.C.) added 10 points despite the setback.
Lenoir-Rhyne forged ahead to a 44-32 lead with 14:59 remaining in the second half before Brevard cut the margin to 60-57 on a jump shot by Schlobohm with 1:47 left but the Bears ended the game with an 6-2 run to seal the victory.
Lenoir-Rhyne held a 43-32 edge in rebounding and limited Brevard to just 38 percent shooting (23-of-61) for the contest.
L-R stays on the road to take on Tusculum in Greeneville, Tenn., while Brevard remains at home to face Newberry. Both South Atlantic Conference contest begin at 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday.