For immediate release – 2/19/2014 - #204
LC Women's Basketball Posts Sensational Season Statistics
LYNCHBURG, VA – The Lynchburg College women's basketball team has posted an impressive record this season at 15-9 overall and has been one of the top teams in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) all year long. The Hornets are currently sitting at second place in the conference with 12 wins, the most for the program since the 2008 season, and only three losses. With one conference regular-season game left to play, Lynchburg will set the program record for the best winning percentage in its 32 seasons in the ODAC.
LC has put up extraordinary numbers both as a team and individually this season. The Hornets lead the ODAC in blocked shots per game averaging 4.3, and have 102 total blocks on the year. Lynchburg leads the conference in assists per contest with 16 and has 384 assists in the 2013-14 campaign. The Hornet women also have a 0.9 assist/turnover ratio, which is the second-best mark in the conference. LC is number three in the ODAC in defensive rebounds, grabbing 30.1 boards per game, and in defensive rebound percentage with a mark of .685. The Hornets have been just as effective on the offensive side of the board, attaining an offensive rebounding percentage of .355, third-best in the ODAC. Lynchburg is third in the conference in scoring offense, scoring defense and scoring margin, and have earned the third spot in field goal percentage and field goal percentage defense with .411 and .358 respectively.
Individually, the Hornet women have put up some of the best numbers in the conference. Sophomore Chaney Forbush is second in the ODAC in blocks, averaging 1.6 per game, and is fifth in rebounding with 8.6 per contest. Forbush is also averaging 3.1 offensive rebounds per match, which is fifth-best in the conference, and is sixth in field goal percentage at .515. Junior Shannon Allan leads the Hornets in scoring with 15.3 per game, which also puts her at number six in the ODAC. Allan has posted impressive numbers in the blocks category as well sitting at fifth in the conference, and earning one block per game. Sophomore Sammi Goldsmith is currently at number five in the ODAC in assist/turnover ratio at 1.8, averaging 4.4 assists and only 2.5 turnovers per contest. Junior Lauren Penley is second on the team in offensive rebounds and sixth in the conference, averaging 2.8 per game.
The Hornets will look to continue their winning ways as they get set to take on number one in the conference Eastern Mennonite University on Saturday at 2 p.m. in the last ODAC matchup before the conference tournament.