Sunday, 10 February 2019 21:24

L-R Women's Basketball Nearly Topple Anderson

Madeline Hardy had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds Madeline Hardy had a double-double with 12 points and 13 rebounds Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Basketball Team battled the South Atlantic Conference's top team on Saturday afternoon but fell by a final score of 69-63 inside Shuford Gym on Saturday afternoon. The win is the 19th in a row for the Trojans who have a three game lead in the conference standings over Wingate.

The Bears had a trio of players lead the team in scoring with 12 each: Madeline Hardy, Karlie Bearden and Kendall Toineeta. Hardy ended up dominating on the glass with 13 rebounds, giving her a double-double on the afternoon.

Kennedy Weigt led the Bears with three made three pointers in the game.

Lenoir-Rhyne outscored the Trojans in the paint 30-22 and off the bench, 25-21. Anderson was more efficient from the field as they made 43.9 percent of their shots taken (25-of-57) compared to Lenoir-Rhyne's 39.4 percent (26-of-66).

Anderson had two score in double digits: Madison Baggett (16 points) and Alexy Mollenhauer (13 points). Mollenhauer grabbed 10 boards to give her a double-double in the game.

Hardy's double-double is her fourth of the year. The freshman from Madison, N.C. enjoys going head-to-head with Anderson. In the first matchup this season, Hardy recorded her first career double-double with 21 points and 14 boards.

The Bears fell to 4-6 at Shuford Gymnasium this season.

Lenoir-Rhyne is 11-11 overall and 6-8 in the South Atlantic Conference. The Bears continue their home stand as they host Wingate on Wednesday with tip off set for 6 p.m.

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