MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Agnes Scott basketball made a strong debut in the USA South Conference, leading late in the third quarter in their conference opener against the 9-2 Huntingdon Hawks. In the end, the Hawks were able to convert free throws down the stretch for a 63-51 victory against the Scotties (1-6, 0-1 USA South).
In the first half, the Hawks (9-2, 2-0 USA South) raced to a 9 point lead after one quarter, outscoring the Scotties, 19-10. They would extend their lead to 10 at the half, before the Scotties would stage a comeback in the third quarter, opening the second half on a 14-2 run, capped by a Laniqua Collins layup with 4:20 to play in the third, giving the Scotties a 38-36 advantage. Collins would score 13 of her game-leading 15 points in the second half.
After a few lead changes, the Hawks were able to pull away from the Scotties, as the Scotties struggled from the field. The Hawks went 8-for-13 from the line in the 4th quarter, as they pulled away after leading, 47-45, with 6:25 remaining.
Collins would finish with 15 points and 9 rebounds. Anna Weimerskirch finished with 13 points, including draining 3 shots from long distance. Garis Grant had 12 points and 7 rebounds, and Jalexis Teemer dished out 7 assists while scoring 7 points and pulling down 5 rebounds.
The Scotties will have a short turnaround, as they continue their brief road swing with a 2:00 p.m. contest at LaGrange on Sunday.