Queens used a 10-0 run in the third quarter to erase the Lenoir-Rhyne women's basketball team's seven point lead to come away with a 72-57 win over the Bears on Saturday afternoon.
The Bears took a 31-26 lead in the halftime with eight different Bears scoring in the first half. After the Bears scored the first basket in the third quarter, Queens went on a 10-0 run to take a 36-33 lead with 6:43 left in the third period.
Queens held SAC Player of the Week Madeline Hardy to eight points. Hardy missed all six of her shots from the floor but did go 8-9 from the free throw line. Hardy has eclipsed the 400 point mark in just 37 games. Hardy has now scored 407 career points.
Kiara Moore was the only Bear in double figures. Moore scored a career-high 11 points and added five rebounds.
Queens's Kristina Eanes scored 24 points on 12-14 shooting and added five steals for the Royals. Eanes five steals were part of the 19 turnovers the Royals forced while only turning over the ball 6 times.
Thanks to a 19-6 turnover advantage the Royals also had a 20-6 advantage in fast break points.
The Bears shot a season low 29.3% from the floor (17-58)
This is Queens first win over the Bears since January 21, 2015. LR still lead the all-time series 19-10 including winning 11 out of the last 13 games.
20 of the Bears 57 points came from the free-throw line. Bears shot an impressive 20-22 from the charity line.
LR is 2-5 overall and 0-2 in the South Atlantic Conference. They will play an afternoon game Tuesday December 3 at Wingate. Game will start at 11:30 AM.