LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Emory & Henry scored at the buzzer to down LaGrange 80-78 at the Covenant College Classic on Friday.
The Panthers got a game-high 29 points from Justyn Olson. Olson tied the game at 78 with a 3-pointer with seven seconds left. The senior was 6-of-9 from 3-point range in the game.
But Emory & Henry's Myles Turner drove for the winning basket as time ran out for the 80-78 final. Turner finished the game with 14 points. Ryan Gravley led the Hornets (2-0) with 15 points.
The Panthers trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half. They chipped away at the lead, cutting the Hornets' lead to four, 39-35, after a basket by Travis Thompson. E & H led 42-36 at the half.
LaGrange fell behind by 11 at the outset of the second half. The Panthers took their only lead of the game, 62-61, as Vanderbrook scored off an assist from Tyler Langston with nine minutes left.
The Hornets held a 78-72 lead with 1:20 left. The Panthers fought back to tie the game. Adedoyin hit a trey, then Olson made his to tie the game before Turner made his game-winner.
The Panthers play the University of Dallas on Saturday in their game of the tournament.