BREVARD, N.C. – The Brevard women's basketball team returns to the court this weekend, following a six-day layoff, looking to halt a two-game losing streak when the Tornados clash with Pfeiffer on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
It is the first of three straight games for Brevard and Pfeiffer, who square off against each other on Feb. 23 (5:30 p.m.) and Feb. 24 (4 p.m.) in Boshamer Gym to close out the season.
The Tornados (11-11) have the opportunity to post their first winning season since moving to the NCAA ranks in 2008-09. Brevard has already eclipsed the most wins in a single-season in its brief NCAA history, which was nine (2009-10).
Brevard's offense is highlighted by Annalee Bollinger, who was recently named to the USA South All-Sportsmanship Team. Bollinger leads the Tornados in 12 statistical categories including minutes played (618), field goals (90), field goals attempted (269), 3-point field goals (47), 3-point field goals attempted (150), free throws (60), free throws attempted (67), assists (50), points (287) and points per game (15.1).
Joining her among offensive leaders for Brevard is Ty'She Washington (9.0 ppg) and Destiny Williams (8.1), who have scored 153 and 154 points, respectively. Seniors Kelsie Rhyne, who has climbed the glass for 56 rebounds (36 defensive), and Whitney DeMoss (135 total rebounds) will also be looked upon to get the Tornados back into the win column.
Pfeiffer (18-3) is riding a five-game winning streak that began with a 73-57 victory over Salem on Jan. 31. The Falcons have topped 80 points in their last five contests, including a 91-50 triumph in their contest against Mid Atlantic Christian on Feb. 13.
Sydni Bickford leads all Falcon scorers with 15.6 points per game, hitting 117-of-308 field goals and 70-of-201 3-point field goals this season. Bickford has scored at least 20 points on seven occasions this season, exploding for 33 points in a 86-71 victory over William Peace as she finished 13-of-23 from the floor and 6-of-13 from beyond the arc.
For more information on Brevard women's basketball check out www.bctornados.com.