MONTGOMERY, Ala.—Agnes Scott Women's Basketball kept close for three quarters, but a fourth-quarter charge sent Huntingdon to a 63-48 win over the Scotties. Sophomore Garis Grant (Charleston, S.C.) scored a season-high 27 points in the loss for Agnes.
Following a similar script as the first meeting between the two squads, Huntingdon was unable to pull away from the pesky Scotties in the first half. The Hawks led by as many as 11 points in the opening half, but held a 30-22 advantage at the break. Annie Weimerskirch (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) had a pair of key threes for the Scotties to keep things in reach.
Agnes Scott came out of the half on a tear, getting all the way back to within two points at 35-33 with five minutes to go in the third quarter. However, Huntingdon's Alex Lowery hit a back-breaking three out of a timeout to extend the lead back to five points and Agnes was never able to get closer than that for the remainder of regulation.
Huntingdon was paced by their bench in the first matchup, but Lowery's new presence in the starting lineup paid dividends for the Hawks. She did not register a point a few weeks ago, but led the team with 19 points in 36 minutes. Conference Player of the Year candidate Juliette Harp also had a strong outing with 19 points and nine rebounds.
Grant was a woman on a mission with her game-high 27 points, while also leading the visitors with 11 rebounds. Weimerskirch pitched in with eight points.
Agnes Scott concludes its season this weekend with a pair of home contests against Maryville on Friday and Covenant on Saturday. The Scotties will honor seniors Natasha Banks (Douglasville, Ga.) and Adriana Figueroa (Cypress, Texas) on Saturday before the game.
The Scotties currently sit at 3-20 and 2-10 in the USA South.