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TFC Falls on the Road
The TFC Lady Eagles were defeated at Warren Wilson College on Thursday, 79-63.
TFC trailed 44-19 at halftime, but regrouped and executed its offense at a high rate in the second half. TFC trailed 54-43 with 9:00 minutes remaining in the game, but could not close the deficit to single digits. In the end, WWC topped TFC 79-63 despite TFC winning the second half, 44-35.
Cassidy Lang led TFC in scoring with 30 points and was 5-6 from three point range. Lang scored 22 points in the second half. Esther Shady scored 12 points and grabbed 9 boards for the Lady Eagles. For Warren Wilson, Dani Henderson had 28 points and 10 rebounds, and Livia Bradbury added 23 points and 9 boards.
The Lady Eagles will travel to Columbia International University on Saturday for a 2:00 tip. The next home game for TFC will be on January 28 as the Lady Eagles host Wesleyan College at 5:00.
Lady Eagles win Back to Back
The TFC Lady Eagles topped the junior varsity squad from Covenant College, 62-29 on Wednesday night. The Lady Scots traveled to Toccoa with a 3-4 record. Conversely, TFC had previously won two of its last three games for a 5-8 record.
TFC took a 33-7 lead into the halftime locker rooms as they held the Lady Scots to 1-28 shooting in the first half. The second half was more of the same for the Lady Eagles. TFC held a 39% – 13% shooting advantage in the game and coasted to the 62-24 win; its forth win in the last 6 games.
Katie Calloway led all scorers with 17 points and also led the Lady Eagles with 15 rebounds. Kim Crapse also recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Esther Shady added 9 points, 7 boards, and four blocks, and Jeanelle Arnold contributed 11 points and 5 rebounds.
The Lady Eagles (6-8) will host Berry College on Jan. 21 for a 5:00 game.
TFC Defeats Georgia Northwestern
The Lady Eagles hosted Georgia Northwestern Tech on Tuesday night. TFC (5-8) split road games over the weekend, and defeated Wesleyan College 62 – 61 but fell to Trinity Baptist 68-64 (OT) on January 10-11. Georgia Northwestern (3-13) had most recently fallen to Southern State CC 66-52 on January 4. Tuesday’s contest was the second time TFC had faced the Lady Bobcats this season. TFC defeated Georgia Northwestern 78-61 in November. On Tuesday night, TFC jumped to an early lead that they would not relinquish for the 66-55 victory.
TFC’s team defense forced GNWT into just 6-38 shooting in the first half, including 1-9 from three point range. Conversely, TFC scored at a 43% clip to take a 35-21 lead into the half. Despite finding its mark more frequently in the second half, the Lady Bobcats were unable to overcome their first half struggles. The Lady Eagles finished 79% from the free throw line to cruise to a 66-55 victory.
Esther Shady grabbed 20 of TFC’s 52 rebounds and scored 11 points from the floor. Kim Crapse led the Lady Eagles in scoring with 14 points. Crapse also recorded 11 rebounds. Katie Calloway scored 6 points and added 10 rebounds. Cassidy Lang contributed 10 points and four steals. GNWT’s Alyssa Nichelson led all scorers with 23 points and added 11 rebounds. Brecia Hall contributed 7 points and 11 reb0unds for the Lady Bobcats.
The Lady Eagles will be in action again on Wednesday night as they host Covenant College (JV) at 6:00 PM.
Lady Eagles Fall in OT
Fresh off of a 62-61 win on Friday night at Wesleyan College, the Lady Eagles continued its weekend road trip on Saturday with a region contest hosted by Trinity Baptist College. TFC entered the match up with a 2-1 record in conference play, including a four point victory over Trinity Baptist on Dec. 7 in Toccoa. In Saturday’s rematch Trinity Baptist topped TFC 68-64 in overtime.
Freshman Jeanelle Arnold led all scorers with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Arnold finished 13-15 from the free throw line. Katie Calloway also recorded a double-double as she scored12 points and 10 rebounds. Esther Shady added 12 points and 7 rebounds, and Kim Crapse contributed 7 points and 10 rebounds.
TFC will host Georgia Northwestern Tech on Tuesday at 6:00 PM. The Lady Eagles defeated Georgia Northwestern 78-63 this past November. Covenant College (JV) will travel to Toccoa on Wednesday for a 6:00 PM tip.
TFC Tops Wesleyan
The TFC Lady Eagles returned to the hardwood on Friday night for their first game following the semester break. The Lady Eagles traveled to Wesleyan College and defeated the Wesleyan 62- 61.
After leading Wesleyan 30-29 at the half, TFC built a second half lead that grew as large as 8 points. In a game of momentum shifts, Wesleyan took a 7 point lead, but its efforts would be erased by a TFC 8-0 run. The Lady Eagles held a 62-59 lead in the final minute, but were unable to answer a Wesleyan jumper to hold a slim 62-61 lead. With the ball and trailing by one, Wesleyan was forced into a turnover by the TFC pressure to end the game at 62-61.
Katie Calloway scored 14 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in the win. Esther Shady added 14 points and 8 rebounds, and Jeanelle Arnold had 12 points and 5 steals. Jasmine Davis led Wesleyan with 26 points.
TFC will continue its road trip on Saturday with a region showdown with Trinity Baptist College at 4:30. Earlier in the season, the Lady Eagles topped TBC 65-61 in Toccoa.
Lady Eagles Win Second Straight Game
The TFC Lady Eagles hosted region opponent Piedmont International University on Friday night. The Lady Eagles had most recently defeated Georgia Northwestern last weekend, 78 – 63 for their first victory of the young season. PIU came to Toccoa with a 1-0 record, a 59-49 victory over Mid-Atlantic Christian University. In the south region match up on Friday, the Lady Eagles had their best shooting night of the season en route to a 58-26 victory over Piedmont International.
TFC jumped to a 36-10 first half lead that was powered by 46% shooting from the floor, including 3-7 from three point range. The Lady Eagles ran away with the game in the second half for a 58-26 victory.
Cassidy Lang led the Lady Eagles with 17 points. Jeanelle Arnold added 13 points to go with her team-high four assists. Katie Calloway led TFC with 11 rebounds and contributed 9 points in the win.
TFC has now won back to back games and improved its record to 2-2 on the year. The Lady Eagles will travel to nearby Piedmont College (NCAA DIII) on Tuesday for a 6:00 game. The next home game will be on 11/22 at 8:00 PM as TFC welcomes Pensacola Christian College to campus.
TFC Earns First Win of 2013
The TFC Lady Eagles hit the road on November 8-9 for games against Welch College and Georgia Northwestern Tech. Both games were played at Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee. TFC entered the weekend with a loss in the first game of the season; a 76-47 defeat at Bob Jones University in which TFC was within 8 points with 8:38 remaining before BJU blew the game open. In Nashville, the Lady Eagles fell 53-47 to Welch College on Friday but rebounded on Saturday to top Georgia Northwestern 78-63 for its first victory of the season.
Despite poor shooting in the game with Welch, the Lady Eagles held a three point lead with three minutes remaining in the second half. TFC was unable to seal the victory as Welch nailed a three pointer and converted a three point play on its way to the 6 point win. Kim Crapse led the Lady Eagles with 12 and Beth Brown contributed 9 in the loss.
After a disappointing loss the night before, the Lady Eagles were asked to rebound on Saturday against Georgia Northwestern in front of a dull atmosphere at the neutral gym. TFC answered the challenges by outscoring Georgia Northwestern 37-26 in the second half to earn its first win of the season, 78-63. Katie Calloway scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds. Kim Crapse added 16 points, and Jeanelle Arnold contributed 13 points and 5 assists.
The Lady Eagles’ home opener will be played on November 15 at 5:00 PM against region opponents Piedmont International University.
Lady Eagles Clipped at Bob Jones
The TFC Lady Eagles opened the 2013-2014 season at Bob Jones University on Tuesday. This was the third game of the young season for the Lady Bruins of BJU. Over the weekend, BJU topped Johnson University (TN) 64-52 but was defeated by Columbia College, 75-62. On Tuesday night, TFC could not overcome early season rust and fell 76-47 to open the season.
TFC’s aggressive defense put the Lady Eagles in foul trouble early in the game. The Lady Eagles were called for 17 first half fouls, compared to 7 for the Lady Bruins. Bob Jones would go on to shoot 24-46 from the charity stripe for the game, whereas TFC was just 5-11 from the line. Despite the Bob Jones shooting in the double bonus midway through the half, TFC kept the deficit to single digits for most of the opening period. With 4:43 remaining the half, TFC trailed BJU 21-17. However, BJU would end the half on a 10-3 run to extend its lead to 31-20. TFC’s lone field goal in the final 5 minutes of play came from a deep three point basket from Stephanie Clements with three seconds remaining.
Both sides improved their shooting percentages in the opening minutes of the second half, but TFC was unable to close the gap completely. TFC trimmed the deficit to 46-37 with 8:38 remaining in the game, but BJU ended the game by outscoring TFC 30-10 for a final score of 76-47.
Head Coach Jason Swiney said of the effort, “I was proud of our intensity, but unfortunately we let the game get away from us late in the second half. I saw some good things for it being the first game, and we are all looking forward to game two in Nashville.”
Forward Kim Crapse led the Lady Eagles with 11 points, and Katie Calloway grabbed 9 rebounds in the loss. The Lady Eagles will travel to Welch College in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday for a 6:00 game. The following day, TFC will face Georgia Northwestern Tech at noon at Welch College. TFC’s first home game of the season will be on November 15 as they host Piedmont International University at 5:00.