Women's Basketball: Panthers top Spelman to stay unbeaten in GSAC
Katie Covington sparked a late second half run as LaGrange topped Spelman 71-57 at Mariotti Gym on Wednesday. The Panthers improved to 3-0 in the GSAC and 7-4 overall. The Jaguars fell to 0-6 overall and 0-3 in the conference.
Covington finished with a game-high 18 points, 13 coming in the second half. The junior wing moved into second place on the school's career point list with 951 points, passing Christy Urich's 946 points. Covington was 8-of-12 from the floor shooting in the game.
The Panthers never trailed in the game. Heather Miller scored 11 of her 15 points in the first half as the Panthers led 35-22 at the break. Elizabeth Williams' layup gave the Panthers their largest lead of the half, 26-10, with 9:55 left.
Spelman stayed close thanks to the Panthers turning the ball over 22 times in the game. The Panthers had only four points in the first five minutes of the second half as the Jaguars cut the lead to 39-33 after a jumper by Jasmine Taylor.
The Jaguars stayed closed and trailed only 54-48 with six minutes left. Covington re-entered the game and quickly finished a three-point play to push the lead back to nine. She scored nine of her points in the final six minutes.
The Panthers pulled away in the final minute. Williams hit a pair of free throws, while Stefanie Schuck hit four free throws in a row to make it 71-55. Schuck finished with 10 points.
The Panthers host Agnes Scott on Saturday in a GSAC contest.