Women's Basketball: Panthers outlast Wesleyan for sixth straight win

Women's Basketball: Panthers outlast Wesleyan for sixth straight win

MACON, Ga. - LaGrange won its sixth straight win, downing Wesleyan 84-73 on Saturday. The Panthers improved to 15-9 overall and 9-4 in USA South play.

Marilauren Farr had a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds. Jaide Walker also had 16 points coming off the bench. The Panthers had a 51-8 edge in scoring from their bench.

The Panthers shot 70 percent in the first half, and 59.6 percent for the game. Farr was 8-of-11 from the floor, while Walker was 6-for-8, including 4-of-6 from 3-point range.

"This was a really hard fought game today. I give Wesleyan a lot of credit, they battled and never quit working," Coach Lee Buchanan said. "It is hard to win on the road in this league, so I am excited to get this win and move on. Our defensive effort was subpar today, so I am glad we shot it well."

LaGrange used an explosive second quarter to build a commanding lead. The Panthers led 25-20 with seven minutes left in the first half. They finished the quarter on a 26-8 run to lead 51-28 at the break.

Wesleyan (3-19, 1-12 USA South) took eight points off the Panthers lead in the third quarter, limiting LC to just eight points. The Panthers pushed their lead back to 22 points in the final period, only to have the Pioneers cut it to nine points with less than a minute remaining. Riley Chlupacek's basket closed out the scoring for the 84-73 final.

The Panthers travel to Agnes Scott on Sunday to close out the regular season.