Men's Basketball: Greensboro holds off Panthers' late rally
LaGrange's late rally came up short in a 79-75 loss to Greensboro on Saturday at the Mariotti Gym. It was the fifth straight loss for the Panthers, now 2-6 overall. The Pride improved their record to 4-2.
Damian Dixon had a game-high 17 points for Greensboro. Brock Moorman had 12 points, while T.J. Holman and Chakiris Moss each had 11 points.
There were nine lead changes and the score was tied three times during the game. The largest lead for the Panthers was seven points, early in the second half.
Greensboro used a 12-2 run to open up its biggest lead, 70-60 with nine minutes remaining. Panther head coach Kendal Wallace called a time out after Holman's dunk finished the run for the Pride.
The Panthers came out of the time out and scored seven straight points to cut the Pride's lead to three. Catrell Maclin scored off an assist from Power to make it 70-67.
The Panthers made it a two-point game, 73-71, as Mitchell scored on a jumper in the lane with 3:04 left. But the Panthers turned the ball over on their next two possessions. Dixon's layup gave Greensboro a 77-71 lead with 1:57 left.
Moss' jumper put the Pride up 79-73 with a minute remaining. Anderkavich's dunk shot made it 79-75 with 14 seconds left but the Panthers could get no closer.
The Panthers led 45-42 at halftime despite Greensboro shooting 61.5 percent in the half. The Panthers trailed early but forced 13 turnovers in the half to get back in the game. Robinson's 3-pointer put the Panthers up 39-33. Ross O'Hara scored just before the buzzer off an assist from Mitchell to give the Panthers the three point lead.
The Panthers host Berry next Saturday at 7 p.m.