Joseph Marvin: Assistant Sports Information Director
DECATUR, Ga. - The Brevard College Tornados (6-2, 2-1 USAS) secured a 52-41 victory over Agnes Scott (0-7, 0-2 USAS) on Saturday afternoon in Decatur, Ga.
The game was characterized by the defense, as neither side pulled away from the other throughout the contest.
Brevard had a stingy defense throughout the game, forcing 30 turnovers on 16 steals. The Tornados converted those turnovers to 19 points total in the game.
Annalee Bollinger led the way for the Tornados' offense. The senior guard from Hickory, N.C. poured in 17 points on 6-of-17 shooting, grabbing six rebounds and recording a game-high four steals.
Destiny Williams stuffed the stat sheet for Brevard. Williams recorded 11 points, grabbed a team-high seven rebounds, tallied three steals and blocked three shots.
Shakirah Thompson tallied six points, all by way of the deep ball. Thompson drilled 2-of-4 from beyond the arc.
Agnes Scott was led by Briana Holland, who tallied 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting.
The Scotties were plagued by free throw shooting, as they only converted 10-of-27 (37%) from the charity stripe.
Neither team shot the ball particularly well in the contest. Agnes Scott finished 15-of-48 (31.3%) from the field, while Brevard was 19-of-68 (27.9%).
Brevard overcame a 54-39 rebounding deficit which helped Agnes Scott convert 17 second-chance points.
The Tornados used a 10-2 scoring run to open the third period to build their lead. After trailing by one point at the half, Brevard never trailed again after Ty'She Washington opened the second half with a layup.
The Tornados will now head down Interstate-85 to Montgomery, Ala. to square off with the first place Huntingdon Hawks (6-1, 2-0 USAS) in a USA South matchup. Tip-off is scheduled for Sunday at 2 p.m. ET.
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