MONTREAT, NC - The Montreat College women's basketball team dropped a 68-62 decision to Bluefield College on Tuesday night action in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.
The Cavaliers (6-6, 3-5 AAC) got off to a hot start and led 20-10 after the first period. The Rams responded with a late second half run and cut the Montreat lead to 28-25 at halftime. The Cavaliers hung tough throughout the third period, pushing their lead to six points but hit a cold spell offensively in the final period when the Rams went on a late 10-2 run to take the victory.
The Cavaliers will be back in action on Thursday, Janaury 5th when they travl to play Columbia College at 5:30pm.
GREENSBORO, NC - The Montreat College women's basketball team came back from the Christmas break in strong order, grabbing a 67-60 win against Greensboro College in an out-of-conference match-up.
A tightly contested first half saw the Cavaliers (6-5, 3-4 AAC) take a 30-28 lead into halftime. In the third period, the host Pride were able to cut the lead to a single point and would tie the game early in the final period. However, Montreat never trailed in the final frame and used a late 8-3 run to seal the win.
Darah DeWalt (SO/Charlotte, NC) led the Cavaliers with 21 points on 8-11 shooting and added 8 rebounds. Katie Dillon (SO/Charlotte, NC) scored 16 points while collecting 8 rebounds while Jasmine Celestin (JR/Apopka, FL)e scored 10 points with 9 rebounds. Camilla Drake (FR/Hickory, NC) led all players with 10 rebunds and helped the Cavaliers hold a 52-37 advantage on the boards.
Montreat will be back in action on Tuesday, January 3rd when they host Bluefield College at 5:30pm in McAlister Gymnasium.
MONTREAT, NC - The Montreat College men's basketball team scored an 84-78 victory over Johnson & Wales on Friday night in McAlister Gymnasium.
The Cavaliers (10-2, 5-2 AAC) found themselves down early against the Wildcats but used an Austin Butler (FR/Morganton, NC) three-pointer to take a 15-13 lead with 12:24 to play in the first half. Montreat would grow their lead to as much as 17 in the first half and went into halftime with a 44-34 lead.
In the second half, the Cavaliers maintained a comfortable lead until a 10-1 run by the Wildcats cut the lead to 68-64 with 5:53 left to play. Montreat held on to a two-possession lead until back-to-back buckets by the Wildcats left the Cavaliers clinging to a 77-76 lead with 1:36 left in the game. An Alonzo Mobley (SO/Lincolnton, NC) basket, sandwiched around clutch free throws from Terrell Sheffey (FR/Yorktown, VA) and Spencer Norris (SO/Sylva, NC), padded the Montreat lead late as they held on for the victory.
Terrell Sheffey led the Cavaliers with 18 points on 6-11 shooting, including 4-5 from the three-point line. Sheffey also led all players with six assists. Austin Butler scored a season-high 17 points on 5-9 shooting while hitting 5-6 three-pointers and collecting six rebounds. Spencer Norris scored 16 points on 4-5 shooting and made all three of his three-point attempts while also grabbing seven rebounds. Alonzo Mobley scored 12 points for Montreat to go along with a game-high nine rebounds while David Everage (JR/Las Vegas, NV) scored 13 points and had seven rebounds in the win.
For the game, Montreat shot 49% (29-59) from the field but the story of the night was the effort from long-range as the Cavaliers connected on 59% (13-22) of their three-point shots. Montreat out-rebounded with Wildcats 38-25 while holding them to 39% shooting from the floor.
The Cavaliers will close out 2016 with an exhibition match-up at North Carolina Central University on Friday, December 30th at 7pm.