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Brandi Hudson
Brandi Hudson scored 15 points on five-of-ten shooting for the Bears.
photo courtesy of Lenoir-Rhyne Athletics

Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Run Record to 13-0

A fourth quarter surge that saw LR end the game on a 25-2 run fueled a 13th consecutive win for the Lenoir-Rhyne Women’s Basketball Team on Monday afternoon, winning 77-60. The Bears trailed by two going into the fourth quarter but would end up outscoring Mount Olive by 19 in the final frame.

The first quarter saw seven lead changes and four ties as both teams shot over 50% from the floor. The host took a two point lead into the second period. Freedom High School grad Blaikley Crooks scored 11 points in the opening quarter to lead all scorers.

After the teams combined for 42 points in the opening quarter the defense clamped down as the teams only scored 23 points in the second quarter. Bears shot 25% while the Trojans shot 27%. However the Bears took an one point lead into intermission.

Mount Olive outscored the Bears 20-17 in the third quarter to take a 52-50 lead into the fourth quarter. The fourth quarter was all LR who outscored the Trojans 27-8 and closed the game on a 25-2 run.

LR shot 11-for-13 in the final 10 minutes and held Mount Olive to 3-of-11 shooting.

Crooks had 15 points and six boards for LR. Brandi Hudson added 15 points and went 5-for-5 from the line. Hudson added six boards with five being offensive. Hannah Stull had a season-high 14 points and has scored 27 points in her last two games.

This is the Bears first trip to Mount Olive in program history. It is also just the third all-time meeting between programs as the Bears won in 2017 and 1992.

LR will finish the season 6-0 against Conference Carolina teams while Mount Olive is now 1-3 against the SAC.

The win is Coach Grahm Smith’s 30th career win at LR in his third season.

The Bears will travel to UNC-Greensboro on December 30th for an exhibition contest before returning to Shuford Arena to ring in the New Years with a contest against Young Harris on January 1st.