• Junior Bre Davis paced the offense recording a career-high 15 points in the matchup.
• Senior Kaylah Keys (15), sophomore Emma Bockrath (13) and junior Kat Harris (13) also contributed double-digit scoring for the Panthers.
• HPU hits the road to take on the Ole Miss Rebels on Sunday at 3 p.m. in Oxford, Miss.
HIGH POINT, N.C. – The High Point University women’s basketball team registered an 89-42 victory over the Brevard College Tornadoes in the Millis Center on Thursday night.
Junior Bre Davis paced the offense during the second half of the game recording 12 of her 15 career-high points in the final frame. The Lexington, N.C. native, registered back-to-back three pointers half way through the fourth quarter to raise her career best.
“This is a game we needed because our team is searching for confidence right now and to be able to play everybody and for everybody to contribute is a fun night for us,” head coach DeUnna Hendrix said. “I’m proud of our kids’ effort and focus throughout the game. Being a team that is still trying to figure out our halfcourt offense and when we are able to get steals on the defensive end and run, it makes it an enjoyable game for us. We’re about to hit a tough stretch and this game is definitely what our team needed.”
Senior Kaylah Keys added another 15 points to the Purple & White total and recorded two rebounds in just 13 minutes of playing time.
Likewise, junior Kat Harris and sophomore Emma Bockrath tallied a combined 26-points for the Panthers. Harris and Keys each knocked down three trifectas apiece as the Panthers hit 11-of-21 attempts from beyond the arc.
Sophomore Shea Morgan crashed the boards, leading HPU with eight rebounds. Similarly, sophomore Taylor McGlashan and freshman Olivia VanSlooten also added another seven apiece. As a whole, the team tallied 54 rebounds, the highest recorded since their 2015 season.
The Panthers jumped out to a 27-14 lead in the first quarter hitting 60 percent of their shots in the frame. Freshman Camryn Brown came off the bench to record five first-quarter points, a rebound and a steal.
A layup from McGlashan at the 9:51 mark on the second sparked an 11-3 run (5:20, 38-17). From there, the Purple & White only allowed seven Tornado points during the rest of the frame. The team outshot the Tornadoes 48.6 percent (17-35) to 31.3 percent (10-32) to lead Brevard 43-24 at the end of the second quarter.
After the break, Bockrath opened with a jumper befor a three-pointer from Keys advanced the lead to 19 points (8:22, 48-29). The squad continued to dominate the court in the third frame, recording 28 points in the third quarter.
Davis registered back-to-back three pointers to spark an 18-5 HPU run to extend the lead 69-37 with 1:02 remaining in the final quarter. The Panthers outscored the Tornadoes 18-5 in the fourth frame to earn an 89-42 victory.
HPU hits the road for a southern road trip. The team will take on the SEC leader, Ole Miss, on Sunday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. in Oxford, Miss.