Brevard falls 77-74 in home opener against Erskine

Holli Flippo led Brevard with 19 points in the loss to the Flying Fleet

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Brevard, N.C. - The Brevard College women’s basketball team fell to the Erskine College Flying Fleet on Tuesday night at Boshamer Gymnasium. The Tornados fell 77-74 as they were outscored 39-33 in the second half of the loss to Erskine.

The Tornados were able to jump on top early as they went ahead by eight following a Holli Flippo (Kingston Spirngs, Tenn.) three-point bucket with 14:47 remaining putting Brevard up 16-8. BC was able to remain on-top of the Flying Fleet throughout the entire first half leading by as many as nine points. Brevard was up 28-19 following a Flippo layup with 8:14 left in the first half. The Fleet were able to outscore the Tornados through the rest of the first half by six points and went into half-time trailing Brevard by three at 41-38.

Flippo and Lindsay Brendle (High Point, N.C.) each had 14 points in the first half to lead Brevard. Amanda Whitaker (Asheville, N.C.) had a pair of blocks in the first 20 minutes of the game. Whitaker also had a pair of steals and three assists in the first half. Anna Schlobohm (Greensboro, N.C.) led Brevard with four rebounds in the first half.

The Tornados led the first seven minutes of play before Erskine was able to tie things up at the 12:28 mark, 49-49. Christine Phan hit a three-ball to give Erskine since the 17:09 mark in the first half. The Flying Fleet was able to pull up by seven with 10:03 remaining in the game. The Tornados tried to fight back and tied things up 01:20 left in regulation. Erskine was able to pull up by four with just 34 seconds left in the game. Flippo came back down the floor and was able to hit a three-pointer bringing Brevard within one point. Erskine was able to hit a pair of free throws which put the Flying Fleet up by the final 77-74 mark.

Flippo and Brendle led the Tornados with 19 and 18 points respectively. They also led Brevard with six and seven rebounds. Schlobohm and Candice Fritz (North East, MD) each chipped in with eight points. Whitaker finished the game with three steals, a pair of blocks, and four assists. Brevard shot 51% from the field going 26-for-51 and 50% from three-point land going 7-for-14.

The Tornados hit the road on Saturday for their first South Atlantic Conference match-up when they take on Anderson University in Anderson, S.C. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. and you can follow all of the action at 1240-AM WSQL or online at WSQLRadio.com.

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