Bryan Women Win AAC Quarterfinal

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Bryan College women's basketball team competed in the final game of quarterfinal action in the AAC Tournament Thursday night.  The Lions entered the tournament as the No. 3 seed and competed against No. 6 Reinhardt University.   The Lions jumped out to a 12-5 lead.  However, the Bulldogs followed that with an 18-4 run.  Bryan went into the break trailing 25-18.  The Lions scored the first eight points of the second half.  The two teams then battled back and forth with seven lead changes until two minutes remaining in the game.  With the score tied at 48, Bryan scored five straight points to take the lead for good.  The Lions hit their final eight free throw attempts and built their lead up to eight points with five second remaining.  Bryan won by a final score of 60-55. The Lions are now 20-10 overall.

Megan Billingsby led the Lions with 17 points and 13 rebounds.  Jenna Ray finished with 11 points.  Keila Formont recorded 9 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists.  Taylor Neuharth tallied 9 points.  Kristin Lane ended the game with 5 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals.

Bryan shot just 32.3% from the floor for the game, and Union shot 31.7%.  The Lions won the battle on the boards 49-42.  Bryan turned the ball over 13 times, but forced Union into 15 turnovers.

The Lions play again tomorrow in the semifinals of the AAC Tournament against No. 2 Union College.  Tipoff is scheduled for 8:00pm ET.  The tournament is being held at the MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center in Kingsport, Tenn.  The opponent and start time will announced once it has been finalized.

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