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Dec. 10, 2010 I The Clarion
Women's basketball falls to Anderson Univ.
The Brevard College women’s basketball
team opened up their South Atlantic Conference
schedule with a road game at Anderson
University. The Tornados fell to the Trojans by a
score of63-52. With the loss the Tornados fall to
4-6 and 0-1 in South Atlantic Conference play.
The Trojans jumped out on-top after winning
the opening tip, but the Tornados were able to
fight and matchAnderson and trailed 10-9 at the
15:32 mark in the opening half After Amanda
Parris hit a pair of free throws for the Trojans,
Micheala Watkins came down to hit a three-
point bucket to tie the game up at 12 a piece.
Anderson retum-fired with five straight when
Ashley Abed made a layup and a three-point
bucket by Lauren Beeson. Brevard came back
with five oftheir own when Amber Roberts hit a
three-ball and Anna Schlobohm followed with a
two-point jumper as the shot clock expired tying
things up at 17-17 with just over 12 minutes
remaining in the first half
Alexa Neal was able to come back down the
floor and hit her second three-ball of the game
putting Anderson up 20-17 at the 11:48 mark.
The Tornados continued to battle as Neal hit
the first bucket after the break sparking offense
from both sides. After Neal’s three-point bucket,
the Tornados came back with a five spot after
a Candice Fritz two-point jumper and a Holli
Flippo three-ball. Heading into the final three
minutes, Brevard trailed 31-29. The Trojans
were able to go on a seven point run in the
heading into the half as the Tornados trailed
38-29 at the break.
After the first half Brevard was shooting 11-
of-32, good for 34.4 percent from the field and
5-for-13 from three-point line, at 38.5 percent
Micheala Watkins is led the Tornados with six
points in the first half She also led Brevard with
three rebounds in the opening 20 minutes of
play. Neal led the Trojans in the first half going
4-for-4 from behind the arc with 12 points. Maci
Siniard was 3-for-4 from the field with seven
points in the opening half
The Trojans opened up the scoring after three
minutes into the second half when Tilde Ahlin
hit a layup, which sparked the Tornados to
respond with a Flippo three-pointer, making it
40-32. The Trojans went on a 12-4 run making
it 52-36 with 8:45 remaining in regulation.
Women's basketball signs recruit
The Brevard College athletic department
and head coach Shannon Reid are pleased to
announce that Mount Airy High School senior
Taylor Hiatt signed her national letter of intent
to play for the Tornados on Nov. 10,2010.
Hiatt is from Mount Airy, North Carolina
where she plays under the high school head
coach Howard Mayo. The two-time All-
Conference award winner is a 5’9 frontcourt
player, who has played all three frontcourt
positions for Mount Airy High School and will
bring a versatile inside and outside threat to the
Hiatt is a two-time first-team All-Northwest
Conference selection, with similar statistical
averages of eight and a half points and six and a
half rebounds for both her sophomore and junior
seasons. She is also an 80 percent free throw
shooter, and led the Mount Airy Lady Bears
to a 27-3 record last year, all while advancing
to the Elite Eight of the North Carolina high
"We are very excited to have Taylor join our
Brevard Family. She is a hard working athlete
that brings an aggressive style of play to our
system. Her ability to defend, rebound, and
score from different positions will allow her
to make an immediate impact in our program.
I look forward to her future as a Tornado."
Hiatt not only excels on the court but takes
pride in her responsibilities within the classroom,
carrying an exceptional grand point average. She
was being recruited by Pfeiffer University, Lees-
McRae College, North Greenville University,
and St. Bonaventure before deciding that
Brevard was the choice for her
The Trojans were able to keep control
through the remainder of the second half as the
Tornados were only able to come within 10 of
the Anderson until the final buzzer when the
scoreboard read 63-52 in favor of the Trojans.
Holli Flippo led the Tornados offensively
with 11 points in the loss. Amanda Whitaker
led Brevard on the boards with six rebounds as
the Tornados were outrebounded by 19, 45-26.
Lindsay Brendle and Micheala Watkins each
had eight points. Brevard shot just 30.5 percent
from the field while Anderson was 47.5 percent
from the field.
The Tornados don’t have another game for 26
days when they travel to Greeneville, Tennessee
to take on the preseason favorite to win the South
Atlantic Conference, the Tusculum Pioneers.
Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. in Greeneville.
Baseball team helps
spread holiday cheer
The Brevard College Tornados baseball
team volunteered with the Twilight tour in
downtown Brevard on Saturday, December 4th
for the sixth consecutive year, while the entire
Brevard College Athletic Department took part
in the annual Brevard/Transylvania Chamber of
Commerce Christmas parade.
The baseball team split up in three groups,
filling up luminaries with sand and candles
before lining the streets downtown. The groups
also went around, making sure the candles
stayed lit, as well as spending time interacting
with the crowd, before coming back at the end
of the evening to help with the cleanup.
Head Baseball Coach Matt McCay had the
following to say, "This was a great opportunity
for Brevard College Baseball to get out in the
community and help be a part of a great festival
and a great organization. The Heart of Brevard
and the Parks and Recreation Department do
such a great job of making this festival and
Twilight tour a great event." He also commented,
"We are just very happy that our players got an
opportunity to give back and help out in setting
up the luminary candles. This is such a great
community and town and we are proud to help
in any way we can."
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BC 53, Anderson 62
L Dec. 4
BC 85, Anderson 84
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