Women's Basketball: Panthers beat Agnes Scott with second half surge
LaGrange College used a second half surge to get past Agnes Scott College 67-43 on Wednesday at Mariotti Gym in the first round of the GSAC Championship Tournament. The Panthers are 18-8 on the season, while the Scotties end their season at 8-16 after their third loss of the season to the Panthers.
LaGrange advances to Friday's semifinals at Mariotti to face second-seeded Piedmont at 1 p.m. The two teams split the two regular season games.
Agnes Scott jumped out to an 11-2 lead in the early going. The Panthers outscored the Scotties 21-2 over an eight minute span. Covington had seven points in the run to help tie the game at 13. Wilcox scored off a layup to put the Panthers up 15-13 and they never trailed again.
The Panthers led 29-19 after a basket by Abbey Martin with 2:46 left in the half. Agnes Scott finished the half on a 9-2 run to close within 31-28 at halftime.
The Scotties stayed close for the first four minutes of the second half before the Panthers began pulling away. The Panthers held the Scotties to five points over a 12-minute span to build a 61-37 lead.
The Panthers held Agnes Scott to 28.3 percent shooting in the game, 20.0 percent in the second half. The Scotties made 4-of-23 3-point attempts.
The Panthers shot 44.8 percent in the second half, to finish the game at 40.0 percent. The Panthers had a 44-39 edge in rebounding.