Women's Basketball Edged by #11 Albright, 56-64

Women's Basketball Edged by #11 Albright, 56-64

Score: Lynchburg 56, Albright 64

Location: Ashland, Va. (Crenshaw Gymnasium)

Records: Lynchburg (2-1), Albright (2-1)

 

40 Minutes Later:

Lynchburg squared off against #11 Albright Lions on Saturday afternoon and despite a close game on the stat sheet, could not earn a third straight victory. The Lions were coming off a loss to Randolph-Macon on Friday afternoon and looking to rebound and did so, finding a groove and shooting 40% from the floor. Sophomore Molly Shephard scored 13 points and snagged seven rebounds and is the Hornets offensive leader in their first three games, averaging 14.3 points and 7.3 rebounds a game

Game Breakdown:

- Junior Olivia DeFrancesco was one rebound shy of recording a double-double as she drained four shots, three from beyond the arc, for 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds

- The Lions had the hot hand from behind the 3PT line, shooting 46.7% 7-15) compared to the Hornets 24% (6-25)

- Handing in a solid performance down in the block, junior Caroline Naumann recorded 11 rebounds and five points

- Senior Charmaine Hairston added 10 points and an assist while senior Sarah Coronel and junior Brittany Afolabi-Brown combined for 9 points.

Beyond the Stat Sheet:

- DeFrancesco tied a career best in assists, recording six on Saturday afternoon

- Albright got out to a quick lead, starting the game on a 10-0 run and built a cushion in the 4th quarter going on a 13-0 run

A Look Ahead:

A pre-Thanksgiving matchup will feature the Hornets travelling to Fredricksburg, Va. to faceoff against the Eagles of Mary Washington, who are ranked #20 in the latest D3Hoops.com poll, on Tues., Nov. 22 at 6 p.m.