The LaGrange women's basketball team opens its 2017-18 season today against Bob Jones University at the Huntingdon College Classic in Montgomery, Ala.
The Panthers were 17-10 last season under coach Lee Buchanan, who is starting his fifth season. Senior guard Lauren Johnson was the team's leading scorer last season. Johnson averaged 11.9 points per game and led the team with 33 3-pointers made. Junior forward Marilauren Farr scored 9.7 points and had 6.7 rebounds per game. Senior forward Jeris Johnson had a team-leading 25 blocks, while averaging 7.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.
Bob Jones, a NCCAA member, was 16-19 last season. The Bruins have already played four games and come into the game 2-2. Junior Sarah Thomsen leads the team in scoring, averaging 15.7 points per game.
LC continues play in the tournament Friday against Pensacola Christian. The Panthers face Rust on Saturday in their final game of the tournament.