ATLANTA - Nationally ranked Emory rolled past LaGrange 95-65 on Wednesday at the Woodruff PE Center. The loss dropped the Panthers to 4-4 on the season, while the 22nd ranked Eagles improved to 4-2 with their third straight win.
The Panthers stayed with the Eagles for the first 14 minutes of the game. The two teams swapped the lead back and forth.
Edwards drained a 3-pointer to put the Panthers up 27-23, their biggest lead of the game. The Eagles regained the lead, 28-27.
Camerin Lyons drove the lane to put the Panthers up for the last time, 29-28, with 5:52 left in the half. Emory closed out the half on an 18-1 run to go up 46-30 at the break.
The Eagles did not let up in the second half. Edwards' trey got LC within 15, 60-45, with 11:29 remaining. But the Panthers would not get closer as Emory pulled away for the win.
The Panthers were held to 32.9% shooting in the game, including 6-of-27 from 3-point range. Emory had a 56-39 rebounding advantage. The Eagles' Matthew Schner had a double-double of 19 points and 17 rebounds.
The Panthers take a break for final exams. They resume play Dec. 12 at Birmingham-Southern.