DECATUR, Ga. - The Agnes Scott College basketball team gave Birmingham Southern all they could handle in a 48-44 loss this afternoon at the Woodruff Athletic Center on the Scotties' campus. Shavonne Orr led the Scotties with 15 points, but foul trouble and shooting problems for the Scotties led to the final result.
The first half of the game was a stalemate, with both teams struggling to find the bottom of the net. Neither team had 10 field goals, as the Scotties (1-3) shot 6 for 26 from the field, but were red hot from the free throw line, where they shot 10 for 11. For the game, the Scotties would shoot 93.3% from the line, aiding in keeping the game close. Birmingham Southern (2-1) would hold the lead for the entire second half, but never by more than 6 points.
"I thought we played a very solid first half of basketball," indicated Scottie head coach Trish Roberts. "Unfortunately, some of our key players were missing for parts of the second half and it limited us in our variety, and I think that hurt us."
Foul trouble haunted the Scotties for the second straight game, as three Scotties would foul out of the game, including Orr. The Scotties would be whistled for 25 fouls in the contest.
Orr would finish with 15 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 assists. Also contributing double figures for the Scotties were first year players Kisha Simpson (11 pts, 9 reb) and Laniqua Collins (10 pts, 8 rebs, 2 blks). Simpson is now averaging 12.2 points and 11.5 rebounds per game.
The Scotties will return to action on Tuesday, November 25, when they travel to Sewanee for a 7:00 p.m. contest (6:00 CST).