Slow Start For Hollins

Basketball player Deana Campbell (21 in green) goes up for a rebound
Deana Campbell paced Hollins with 14 points and seven rebounds against the Cougars

Danville, VA - For the third time in as many games, the Hollins basketball team went on the road to start the 2017-18 campaign. The final trip of the three game road swing was a visit to Danville to face Averett University. It was the final game before the Thanksgiving break and last chance to pick up her first victory of the season.

Hollins would get off to a very slow start and after two and a half minutes of play, Averett would lead 6-2. Over the next six minutes, the Cougars held their guests scoreless in building their advantage to 13, 17-4, and closed out the quarter with a 19-4 lead. The second period would once again see the green and gold struggle from the field. The home team would control the next 10 minutes and take the lead into the halftime break. Hollins would mange just 13.3% shooting during a first half that saw them go 4-30 from the field. Hollins would play much better in the second half, but the Cougars would continue to push their advantage. As the final horn sounded, Averett started the holiday break with a 79-32, non-conference, victory.

Junior Deana Campbell led all scorers with 14 points. Campbell added seven rebounds, one assist, and one steal. Keyazia Taylor struggled from the field, netting just three points, but grabbed a game high 13 rebounds and four blocked shots. LaChrisha Hill came off the bench to record six points and eight boards.

Brooke Carthon led a quartet of Cougars in double-digits with 13 points. Ravyn Johnson posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds to go with three steals while Alixis Roccia handed out seven assists.

Hollins will have a week before they take the court in their first home game of the season. Hollins plays host to Methodist at 7:00pm on Tuesday night.