RALEIGH, N.C. - Agnes Scott College opened the William Peace University Jackie Ammons Classic with a resounding win over Mid-Atlantic Christian (0-6), racing away from the Mustangs for a 84-58 win. Jakaria Fleming came off the bench to score 19 points on 9-for-12 shooting, and Kisha Simpson matched her teammate with 19 points, and also had a season-high 21 rebounds for the Scotties (1-2).
In the first half, both teams struggled to produce offensively, and the Mustangs hung with the Scotties, trailing by only a point with 3:48 to play in the second quarter. However, a three-pointer by Natasha Banks would start a 9-0 run to end the first half, and the Scotties would lead the rest of the way, exploding for 51 second-half points.
Banks would have a solid game for the Scotties, scoring 9 points and adding 8 rebounds. Laniqua Collins continued her successful sophomore season, missing a double-double by a single rebound, amassing 11 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Jalexis Teemer led all players with 8 assists, and also pitched in with 7 points.
Overall, the Scotties outrebounded the Mustangs, 57-37.
The Scotties will advance to the championship game on Saturday afternoon, where they will face the winner of William Peace University and Salem College at 3:00 p.m.