BEREA, Ky.—The Berea Mountaineers held serve on their home court in the final conference game of the fall semester for both sides, besting Agnes Scott 96-47. Berea's offense was on point in the early going as the Mountaineers scored the first 19 points of regulation on their way to a hefty lead after the first quarter. The Scotties became more disciplined as the game went along, but Berea's sharpshooting was too much in the end.
The Scotties drop to 1-9 on the season and 0-2 in the USA South. Berea sees its record improve to 7-2 and 2-1 in conference play.
The Mountaineers came out firing on all cylinders, especially behind the arch. Berea was able to use a combination of full-court press and offensive rebounds to create several more opportunities than its opponent almost instantly. Before the Scotties could blink, it was a 13-0 deficit just three minutes into the game.
Berea led 31-4 after the first quarter and despite a sharper offensive showing the rest of the game by the visitors, was never threatened after the initial run.
The Scotties were outrebounded for just the second time all season, 54-36, as the Mountaineers were spurred on by 29 offensive boards.
Agnes was led in scoring by Natasha Banks (Douglasville, Ga.), who paced the team with 13 points and a team-high three triples. Sophomore Garis Grant (Charleston, S.C.) was not far behind with another double-double to add to her belt, 12 points and 10 caroms collected. Annie Weimerskirch (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) and Banks turned in four assists each to aid the Scottie attack. Jane Lado (Louisville, Ky.) also had a strong game in her home state with nine points and two blocks, while not missing a shot from the field.
Berea's combination of Bri Lanham, Adriana Williams, and Nakeisha Greene combined for 50 of Berea's points in the game. Lanham led the way with 18 in 28 minutes.
Agnes Scott is back on the hard court just before the start of the New Year when they head to Maryville, Tennessee to take on the Scots on December 30 at 7 p.m.