2017-18 Women's Basketball
Record: 0-0 Home: 0-0 Away: 0-0 AAC: 0-0
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Left to Right -- Guard Candace Rhodes, guard Brianna Jones, and forward Catika Brown
Bryan College
Women's Basketball - Thu, Feb. 23, 2017

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Point University (23-7; 16-6 AAC) was defeated by Bryan College (16-14; 12-10 AAC), 63-50, in Thursday, Feb. 23 women's basketball action in the quarterfinal round of the Appalachian Athletics Conference Championships.  With the loss, Point is eliminated from the tournament, and Bryan College advances to the semifinal round to face 25th-ranked Reinhardt University, Friday, Feb. 24, at 4 p.m.


Point won 9 of its last 11 games and won 23 games for its second consecutive season.  Guard Candace Rhodes (JR/Stone Mountain, GA) was named to the AAC All-Conference first team, and guard Alexia Manning (JR/Columbus, GA) and forward Raven Brown (JR/Marietta, GA) were both named to the AAC All-Conference second team.


Bryan took a lead over Point three minutes into the first quarter and never lost it for the remainder of the contest.  The Skyhawks' offense was held to just seven points in the first quarter and trailed by 10 points, 17-7, at the end of the quarter.  The Lions increased their lead to 21 points during the second quarter and led by 18 points at halftime, 38-20.


Point began the second half with a nine-point run and shrunk the Lions' advantage to only nine points with 5:44 left in the third quarter, 38-29.  The Skyhawks drew to within seven points of the Lions twice in the third quarter, but Bryan held a ten-point lead going into the fourth quarter, 49-39.  The Skyhawks also came within seven points of the Lions two times in the fourth quarter but were outscored 14-11 during the quarter, giving Bryan a 13-point win.  


Rhodes led the Skyhawks with 19 points, made 4-of-5 three-pointers, and also threw in one assist and one steal.  Forward Catika Brown (JR/Lithonia, GA) contributed nine points and two rebounds, and guard Brianna Jones (JR/Charlotte, NC) added eight points, six rebounds, five steals, and two steals.  Forward Raven Brown (JR/Marietta, GA) grabbed a team-high seven rebounds and chipped in a game-high six steals, four points, and two assists.


Two Lions finished the contest with two players with double-digit points, led by guard Amber Levi who finished with a game-high 22 to go along with 5 three-pointers, five boards, one assist, and one steal.  Center Megan Billingsby scored 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds.


The Skyhawks hit 18-of-60 field goals (.300), 5-of-22 three-pointers (.227), 9-of-16 free throws (.563), were outrebounded by the Lions 40-35, committed 10 turnovers, and stole the ball 17 times.  Bryan made 22-of-50 shots (.440), 6-of-13 three-pointers (.462), and 13-of-18 free throws (.722) and committed 18 turnovers and stole the ball from Point three times.