MACON, Ga. - Agnes Scott basketball suffered a heartbreaking road loss to Wesleyan College on Tuesday evening, as the Wolves (3-18, 1-11 USA South) fought back from a 6 point deficit in the fourth quarter to force overtime, eventually taking down the Scotties (2-16, 1-11 USA South), 64-63 in 2OT.
In the first half of play, the Scotties put themselves out front, 30-25, as Anna Weimerskirch tallied a double-double before halftime, scoring 10 points and pulling down 10 rebounds as the teams headed into the locker room. The Scotties' leading scorer on the season, Garis Grant, also had 10 points, but struggled with foul trouble and headed into the break with 3 personal fouls, limiting her playing time to 11 minutes.
In the second half, the Scotties added a point to their lead, entering the fourth quarter with a 42-36 lead. Three quick baskets by the Wolves would level the game at 42-42 early in the fourth quarter. The Scotties responded and regained the lead, stretching to a 49-44 advantage with 2 minutes remaining, but two baskets down the stretch, including a buzzer-beater by Justice Thigpen, would allow the Wolves back into the contest as regulation ended deadlocked at 49 apiece.
Early in the first overtime, Grant would pick up her 5th personal foul, leaving the Scotties without their leading scorer and rebounder for the remainder of the game. Jalexis Teemer would give the Scotties a 2-point lead with 7 seconds remaining in the first overtime, but an Alexis Russell layup with one second on the clock would again save the Wolves and give them another shot at taking out the Scotties for the first time since the 2014 season.
In the second overtime, the Scotties would once again have a late lead, going up 63-62 after Teemer drained both of her free throws with 40 seconds on the clock. Russell would prove the hero of the night, though, as she hit a jump shot with 4 seconds remaining for the final basket of the game.
Teemer led the Scotties in scoring for the contest, scoring 18 points while dishing out 7 assists. Weimerskirch would finish with 16 points and 16 rebounds, and Grant would bucket 16 points and pull down 10 rebounds in 28 minutes of action. Ruseell led all players with 23 points and 17 rebounds, both career highs.
The Scotties will finish their season this weekend, as they host Huntingdon and LaGrange on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Both games are set to tip off at 2:00 p.m. in the Woodruff Gymnasium on the campus of Agnes Scott.