Big 2nd Half Lifts Women's Basketball Over Shenandoah, 62-49

Big 2nd Half Lifts Women's Basketball Over Shenandoah, 62-49

Score: Lynchburg 62, Shenandoah 49

Location: Winchester, Va. (Shingleton Gymnasium)

Records: Lynchburg (3-2), Shenandoah (3-2)

 

40 Minutes Later

The Battle of the Hornets got off to a sluggish start as both teams shot below 35% in the first half and struggled to score, evident by a combined score of 17 in the entire 2nd quarter. Coming out of halftime, Lynchburg started to lock down on defense and forced multiple turnovers which helped them go on a 15-6 run to start the second half. Shenandoah also was able to find a rhythm in the second half as well but Lynchburg had already established a lead, that reached to 20 points in the fourth quarter, and proved to be insurmountable.

Game Breakdown

- Recording her second double-double in a row, junior Caroline Naumann went 10-14 from the floor scoring 20 points while also ripping down 12 rebounds.

- Lynchburg was a force down low as they grabbed 42 rebounds and recorded more than half of their points in the paint, finishing the night with 34.

- Four Hornets recorded two steals which helped Lynchburg register 10 points on the fastbreak

- Senior Charmaine Hairston contributed with 11 points and went 3-4 from beyond the arc to move into third overall in the ODAC for 3PT%, shooting 45.0% on the year

Beyond the Stat Sheet

- Junior Olivia DeFrancesco recorded 7 assists in the victory Tuesday night and now leads the team with 20 assists this season

- Hairston now ranks third in the ODAC for 3PT%, shooting 45.0%% from beyond the arc on the year

- Swatting two shots and picking the opponents pocket three times in the victory, senior Sarah Coronel leads the Hornets with 11 steals and five blocks

A Look Ahead

After breaking a two-game skid, the Lynchburg Hornets will welcome Hollins University on Thursday, Dec. 1st at 7:00 p.m. for an ODAC tilt in Turner Gymnasium. The two met last year at Lynchburg for Senior Day and after 40 minutes, Lynchburg walked away the victors, 87-33. Hollins will enter the contest on Thursday at 2-2, falling to ODAC opponent Virginia Wesleyan, 60-33, in their last game.