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Tilda Lindstrom
Tilda Lindstrom had a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Rallies for Two Point Win

Down 39-28 at the half, the Lenoir-Rhyne women’s basketball team stormed out to a 10-2 advantage to open the second half and finally pushed out the win, 62-60. Both teams were abysmal in the fourth quarter, but LR outscored the Eagles 10-5 in the final frame.

Lenoir-Rhyne was led by Freedom High grad Blaikley Crooks. She scored 19 points while teammate Tilda Lindstrom had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Carson Newman was 2-of-14 from the field in the fourth quarter and only made one trip to the free throw line, with .5 seconds left to play. Mattie Nuckolls would make the first free throw, and intentionally miss the second one, but it was rebounded by the Bears Mikeba Jones as time expired.

The Bears fared no better from the field in the final frame, shooting 1-of-12, however, they shot 66 percent from the free throw line in the fourth quarter (8-of-12) and were 70 percent from the charity stripe in the contest. Crooks was seven-of-nine at the line for the Bears.

The Bears were down 39-25 with 1:07 left in the first half and slowly chipped away at the lead in the second half, thanks in large part to that 10-2 run to start the third quarter. Lenoir-Rhyne led for 2:13 of the contest, 5.5%.

The win improves the Bears to 12-4 overall, 7-1 in the South Atlantic Conference. The Bears have won five straight heading into their next contest Saturday, January 20th at Lincoln Memorial.