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December 11,2019 | The Clarion
BC women's basketball
By Joseph Marvin
Assistant Sports Information Director
The Brevard College Women’s Basketball
team (3-6, 1-2 USA South) earned a decisive
78-58 win over Wesleyan College (0-10, 0-3
USA South) on Saturday afternoon at the
Boshamer Gymnasium. The win marked
Brevard’s first USA South Conference win this
season and snapped a four-game losing skid for
Junior forward Deja Riddick led the Tornados
with 14 points and a team-high five assists. The
Norfolk, Virginia native also pulled down six
rebounds, blocked a shot and went a perfect
4-for-4 from the free-throw line.
Junior forward Destiny Williams and senior
center Krysta Davis also scored in double
figures with each player registering 11 points.
Sophomore center Avery Lockwood led the
Tornados on the glass with 12 rebounds, while
freshman Mekindia Martin came off the bench
for an all-around performance of five points,
seven rebounds, four assists, two steals and
one blocked shot. Shakirah Thompson (eight
points), Victoria Green (seven points) and
Taryn Ledford (six points) also made scoring
Playing in her second career game, freshman
Hannah Lovett made her first collegiate field
goal with a three-pointer to go along with her
first career rebound.
Brevard never trailed in the contest, opening
the game on a made three-pointer by Riddick.
The Tornados then stretched their early lead to
14-3 on two made free throws by Riddick with
5:12 to play in the first quarter. Led by eight
points from Riddick in the opening period, BC
would go on to take a 23-9 lead through one
BC maintained its advantage in the second
quarter, outscoring the Wolves 17-15 in the
stanza to take a 40-24 lead into intermission.
At the 6:32 mark of the second period, Lovett
drained her first career field goal, a deep three-
pointer off an assist by Ledford. The Brevard
bench and a lively Boshamer Gymnasium
erupted in celebration of the first career points
by the freshman from Atlanta, Georgia.
In the third quarter, Williams served notice
to the crowd at the Boshamer Gymnasium with
an energetic stretch where the junior scored five
points and pulled down four rebounds including
three offensive boards. Through the end of three
quarters, the Tornados continued to lead the
Wolves by 16 points.
BC closed out the contest by o utscoring
Wesleyan 21 -17 in the fourth period to take the
20-point victory. The win marked the largest
margin of victory this season for the Tornados
and also marked team season highs in points
(78), field goals made (25), free throws made
(18), rebounds (50), assists (18) and blocked
The game marked the last home game for the
Tornados in the 2019 calendar year. Brevard
will travel to conference foe Berea on Saturday,
December 14 before playing an exhibition
at Presbyterian on Saturday, December 21 in
Clinton, South Carolina. Following two road
games after the turn of the New Year, BC will
return home to the Boshamer Gymnasium on
Wednesday, January 8 vs. Agnes Scott College.
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Junior Destiny Wiliiams tries for one of her 11 total points throughout the game.