The Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball team fell to the Tusculum Pioneers 67-44 on the road Saturday afternoon.
Tusculum has now won nine straight games dating back to last season. The Pioneers entered today’s game fifth in the nation in scoring defense, allowing 53.8 points per game.
Emily Harman led the way for the Bears finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds. This marked her first double-double of her career. Hanna McClung also added nine points and five rebounds on 3-of-6 from the 3-point line.
The All-time series is now 27-22 in favor of Tusculum.
The Pioneers had control, leading 36-19 at the end of the first half. The Pioneers were able to force eight Bears turnovers in the first half. The Bears kept pace with the Pioneers in points in the paint at 12 apiece.
The Bears were able to outscore Tusculum 19-14 in the fourth quarter. Michaela Dixon provided a spark off the bench scoring two quick buckets in the 4th.
The Bears went 5-for-6 at the free throw line. Mallory Sherrill added depth in the front court by scoring five points and four rebounds off the bench.
The Pioneers shot 9-of-25 from the field from the 3 point line.
The Bears are 0-3, 0-3 in the South Atlantic Conference. L-R will play their first home game of the season on Wednesday when they host Queens at 2 p.m.