The Virginia Intermont women's basketball program added another member to their team with the signing of Jordan Ray, a 5-foot 6-inch guard out of Cocke County High School in Newport, Tenn.
Kingsport, Tenn. --- No. 3 Union College outlasted No. 6 Virginia Intermont College to take a 68-59 victory on Thursday evening to advance to the Appalachian Athletic Conference tournament semifinals inside the MeadowView Convention Center. The Lady Bulldogs will play No. 2 Tennessee Wesleyan on Friday at 5 p.m.
The teams battled back in forth in the first half as Virginia Intermont took the biggest lead of the half at high points. However, the Lady Bulldogs cut the gap to 28-25 at the half.
Union jumped ahead to start the second half, and VI would cut the lead to two points. The Lady Bulldogs, however, extended their lead to double-digits and then kept the Lady Cobras at bay.
BRISTOL, Va. – Six Lady Cobras from Virginia Intermont's women's basketball team earned Appalachian Athletic Conference honors today with one being named to the All-Conference First Team.
MONTREAT, N.C. – The Lady Cobras of Virginia Intermont defeated the Montreat College Lady Cavaliers on the road Saturday evening to secure the No. 6 seed in the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Tournament next week in Kingsport, Tenn. The Lady Cobras won the contest, 74-69.
The win against the Lady Cavaliers makes up for a 14-point loss to Montreat on January 19th, 2013, in the Cobra Den. VI finishes with a 14-16 record and a 9-9 record in the AAC. The Lady Cobras will play No. 3 Union College on Thursday at 5:15 p.m. at the MeadowView Convention Center.
VI split the season series against Union this season winning on January 8th in the Cobra Den when the Lady Bulldogs were ranked No. 18 in the country and lost to Union on February 2nd, in Barbourville, Ky.
BRISTOL, Va. – The Lady Cobras of Virginia Intermont earned their 13th win of the season against St. Andrews University in the Cobra Den as they wore pink in honor of the late Kay Yow, the former women's head basketball coach at North Carolina State. The Lady Cobras flirted with triple digit points, but fell one point short of the milestone defeating the Lady Knights, 99-54.
Leading VI in the scoring was Rainey Story who scored 15 points to lead the Lady Cobras. However, the scoring spread around as every member on the Lady Cobras roster scored a point in the final home game of the season. Six players scored in double figures and the team shot 52% from the field and 43% from three point land.
VI hit 10 three-point baskets in the contest; the most since they faced Reinhardt back on December 1st, 2012. Radvile Autukaite went perfect from three-point territory with three on the night, scoring 13 for the black and gold. Krista Cox nailed four shots from long distance, finishing with 12 points and Jordan Bacon scored 10 points as she hit two shots from deep as well.
WEST POINT, Ga. – The Virginia Intermont Lady Cobras picked up their 12th win of the season by extracting a little revenge from the Point University Lady Skyhawks in West Point, Ga., winning 66-60.
The Lady Cobras lost to Point in the Cobra Den on January 12th in overtime by one point, 66-67.This time the Lady Cobras took the lead on Point and maintained it for a majority of the game, they took the lead with a Rainey Story basket with 17 minutes left in the first half and never gave it back to the Lady Skyhawks.
A few minutes after Story's bucket in the paint, the Lady Cobras had built up a double-digit lead against Point but only took a two-point lead into the half.
Barbourville, Ky. – The Virginia Intermont women's basketball team lost in Barbourville, Ky., this afternoon against Union College, 63-71.
Leading the Lady Cobras in the scoring effort was freshmen Ashley Lindholm with 17 points, a career high for the Mt. Carmel, Tenn., native who also had a career high in free throws made with seven on the afternoon.
Coco Hull had a career high in points scored with 13. It was also her second game in a row with double-digit points. The Anderson, S.C., native also had four rebounds and a steal.
Coco Hull was the co-leading scorer for the Lady Cobras in their win against Bryan College Thursday evening in the Cobra Den. The junior from Anderson, S.C., dropped 12 points for the black and gold.
BRISTOL, Va. – The Virginia Intermont Lady Cobras earned their second win in a row over the Bryan College Lady Lions in the comfy confines of the Cobra Den Thursday evening as they held on for a 64-59 victory in front of a capacity crowd.