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Andrea Torres
Andrea Torres had a career high 20 points for the Bears.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Five Bears Score in Double Figures in LR Women’s Basketball Win

After not hitting a three-pointer on Wednesday night, the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball team drills eleven long range shots lead by six from Andrea Torres as the Bears defeated Tusculum 73-68 on Saturday afternoon. Torres had a career high 20 points while Tilda Lindstrom had a career high 15 rebounds for her fourth double-double of the season. The Bears had five in double figures in the contest as Emily Harman , Blaikley Crooks and Jayda Glass joined Lindstrom and Torres in double digits.

Tusculum scored the first five points of the game before the Bears counter with a 14-0 run of their own. The Pioneers battle back from the early nine point deficit to cut the lead to one at 16-15 to end the first quarter. Andrea Torres scored half of the Bears twenty-two second quarter points to help the Bears build a 38-29 halftime lead. Lindstrom had 8 points and eight rebounds in the first half.

A quick 8-0 run for the Pioneers tied the game at 41-41 with 5:23 left in the third quarter. Tusculum used a three pointer from Jordyn Roderick with :28 seconds left in the third quarter to open a 51-46 lead heading into the 4th quarter. Roderick strikes again in the fourth quarter and the Pioneers had their biggest lead of the day at 54-46 with 9:07 remaining. Glass, Torres and Maleiya Hill each drilled a three pointers in a short span to have the Bears regain the lead at 57-56 with 6:50 left. Offensive rebounding was the key late as Glass and Lindstrom each had an old-fashion three point play off a key offensive rebound including Lindstrom with just :29 seconds left to give the Bears a 71-68 lead. After a defensive stop, Glass sealed with with a couple free throws as the Bears rebound for a 73-68 win.

The Bears had 13 steals compared to just one for the Pioneers. Lindstrom added five blocks to her 11 points, 15 rebounds stat line. Six of Lindstrom’s 15 rebounds were on the offensive side including the game winner.

Tusculum only shot four free-throws on the day.

Along with Torres career high 20 points, Glass’s 13 points is a her career high here at LR.

This is the first win at home against Tusculum since 2016. Before this contest, the last three games in this series were in Greeneville. The Bears have now won three straight against the Pioneers.

The Bears are 8-1 when scoring at least 73 points this season. 11 three-pointers is the second most this season. With 10 games left in the regular season including this contest, the Bears will be inside the Shu for seven of them.

The Bears improve to 14-5 overall, 9-2 in the South Atlantic Conference. A rivalry game is on tap on Wednesday night as the Bears will travel to Wingate for a 5:30 pm tip-off.