Women’s Basketball Drops Home Opener to UNC Pembroke 65-56The Lady Bears Women’s Basketball dropped their home opener to UNC Pembroke 65-56 and Jerry Self was courtside with My8four3 Keeping our #Sports fans #LockedIN.
Madeline Hardy had her first double-double of the year; with 20 points and 15 rebounds.
Inside the Matchup:
Final: Lenoir Rhyne 56 , UNC Pembroke 65
Records: Lenoir Rhyne (1-2), UNC Pembroke (3-1)
Location: Shuford Memorial Gym I Hickory, N.C.
Stats of the Game:
- Bears started red hot jumping out to a 13-4 lead after the 1st quarter. five different Bears scored in the opening quarter.
- Second quarter saw the Braves cut the led down to five heading into halftime. Madeline Hardy scored 11 of her 20 points in the first half.
- The Braves carried their momentum into the second half outscoring the Bears 22-11 in the third quarter. Braves grabbed the lead with 4:09 left in the quarter and never give it back.
- UNC Pembroke shot 18.8% from the field in the first quarter (2-11) but finish the game at 41.9%; shooting 47.6% the last three quarters. Meanwhile the Bears struggled from the field shooting only 33.9%.
- Madeline Hardy grabbed a career high 15 rebounds; Her previous high was 14 on March 6, 2019 against Newberry.
- Hardy was the only Bears in double figures in points; Kiara Moore and Laney Fox added 6 points off the bench for the Bears.
- Freshman Ashley Woodroffe pitched in 5 points, 3 rebounds and 3 steals for the Bears.
Beyond the Box Score:
- In last year game, the Bears were the one that overcame a 11 point first half deficit to beat the Braves 63-58.
- Braves now leads the all-time series 14-9.
- Bears have dropped their last three home openers; Their last home opener win was beating Warren Wilson 71-29 in 2016.
- Today’s marks the return of Sophomore Hanna McClung as she returned from injury that cut her freshman season short. McClung averaged 21 minutes a game last year for the Bears as a freshman starting three games.
Up Next: Bears will face Lees-McRae on Wednesday night at 6 PM at the Shu.