MONTGOMERY, Ala. - LaGrange used a strong second half to down Huntingdon 75-64 on Wednesday to pick up a key USA South win.
The Panthers' fourth straight win has them now fifth in the USA South standings. LC (14-9, 7-5 USA South) closes out the regular season with conference games at N.C. Wesleyan on Saturday and William Peace on Sunday.
The Panthers trailed 29-26 at haltime after shooting just 27.6 percent. Huntingdon (2-21, 0-12 USA South) had a 10-2 run to go up by five. Nate Rosetti's layup in the closing seconds got the Panthers within three.
McCray's three-point play tied the game at 40 with 14:20 left. The Panthers took the lead for good, 44-42, on a jumper by Michael McCauley.
Olson scored six straight points down the stretch to help the Panthers take a 71-61 lead with 1:55 left. LC got its final four points at the free throw line, the last by Vanderbrook for the 75-64 final.
The Panthers shot 47.2 percent in the second half. They held the Hawks to 31.6 percent shooting in the final 20 minutes.