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Second Half Surge Propels Lady Railsplitters Past Brevard, 76-68

HARROGATE, TN -- Behind Dayshalee Salaman's 27 points, the Lady Railsplitters basketball team ended their two game skid with a 76-68 victory over the Tornados of Brevard College. Lincoln Memorial jumps to 4-3 in the South Atlantic Conference and 9-6 overall with the win. The loss drops Brevard College to 0-7 in conference play and 5-10 overall.

Salaman was aided by Lauren Cochran and MaRanda Boddie's performances in the post. Cochran notched 11 points on 5-7 shooting from the field. Boddie grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds while knocking in 10 points.

The Tornados were led by Lindsay Brendle's 21 points. Holli Flippo added 18 points in the losing effort.

Brevard started quickly as they took a 4-0 lead in the first twenty seconds of the game. A three-pointer by Holli Flippo gave the Tornados a 17-6 lead with 15:44 on the clock. Brevard continued to dominate the opening minutes of the half as they took a 17 point lead with a jumper by Anna Schlobohm at the ten-minute mark.

By the five-minute mark, the Lady Railsplitters had cut the deficit to 34-28 with a layup by Dayshalee Salaman. BC extended their lead back out to 45-35 at the break.

The Tornados maintained that advantage well into the second half as a layup by Brendle pushed the Tornado lead to 54-45 with 13:38 remaining. The next two minutes of play saw the Lady Railsplitters rattle off an 8-0 powered by Dayshalee Salaman.

At the seven-minute mark, Ralissa Nelson gave LMU the lead which they would never relinquish. The Lady Railsplitters were 7-8 in the final minute from the charity strip as they iced the 76-68 victory.
The Lady Railsplitters will return to Tex Turner Arena on Saturday for South Atlantic Conference battle with the Bears of Lenoir-Rhyne University. That game is scheduled to tip at 6 p.m.

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