Sat, Nov/06 Final
Women's Basketball
72 Oglethorpe
80 vs. LaGrange
Sun, Nov/07 Final
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41 LaGrange
50 vs. Berry
Wed, Nov/10 Final
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57 Emory
66 vs. LaGrange
Sat, Nov/13 Final
Women's Basketball
101 LaGrange
110 at Birmingham Southern
Sun, Nov/14 Final
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68 No. 25 Millsaps
73 vs. LaGrange
Tue, Nov/16 Final
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78 Pensacola Christian
72 vs. LaGrange
Sat, Nov/20 Final
Women's Basketball
65 LaGrange
72 at Berea
Wed, Dec/01 Final
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90 LaGrange
49 at Agnes Scott
Sat, Dec/11 Final
Women's Basketball
67 LaGrange
50 at Huntingdon
Tue, Dec/14 Final
Women's Basketball
45 Mississippi University for Women
73 vs. LaGrange
Sun, Dec/19 Final
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73 Bridgewater St.
77 vs. LaGrange
Mon, Dec/20 Final
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47 LaGrange
84 vs. No. 9 DePauw
Mon, Jan/03 Final
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28 Wesleyan (Ga.)
84 vs. LaGrange
Sat, Jan/08 Final
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88 Brevard
82 vs. LaGrange
Sun, Jan/16 Final
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46 Agnes Scott
77 vs. LaGrange
Tue, Jan/18 Final
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42 Covenant
68 vs. LaGrange
Fri, Jan/21 Final
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76 LaGrange
65 at Brevard
Sat, Jan/22 Final
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57 LaGrange
96 at Piedmont
Tue, Feb/01 Final
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65 LaGrange
70 at Maryville (Tenn.)
Sat, Feb/05 Final
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71 Maryville (Tenn.)
74 vs. LaGrange
Sun, Feb/06 Final
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69 Berea
71 vs. LaGrange
Wed, Feb/09 Final
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69 Piedmont
52 vs. LaGrange
Sat, Feb/12 Final
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73 LaGrange
59 at Covenant
Sun, Feb/13 Final - OT
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70 Huntingdon
80 vs. LaGrange
Tue, Feb/22 Final
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57 LaGrange
79 at Piedmont
Tue, Nov/08 Final
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57 LaGrange
79 at Emory
Sat, Nov/12 Final
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83 LaGrange
70 at Berry
Sun, Nov/13 Final
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50 Sewanee
77 vs. LaGrange
Wed, Nov/16 Final
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84 Emory
72 vs. LaGrange
Sat, Nov/19 Final
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81 LaGrange
69 at Pensacola Christian
Sun, Nov/27 Final
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65 Oglethorpe
69 vs. LaGrange
Sat, Dec/03 Final
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70 Asbury
78 vs. LaGrange
Wed, Dec/07 5:30 PM EST
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Point
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Fri, Dec/30 3:00 PM EST
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Salisbury
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Tue, Jan/03 5:00 PM EST
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Wesleyan (Ga.)
vs. LaGrange
Fri, Jan/06 5:00 PM EST
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at Maryville (Tenn.)
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LaGrange
at Berea
Wed, Jan/11 6:00 PM EST
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LaGrange
at Huntingdon
Sat, Jan/14 3:00 PM EST
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LaGrange
at Belhaven
Tue, Jan/17 5:00 PM EST
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Covenant
vs. LaGrange
Sun, Jan/22 2:00 PM EST
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LaGrange
at Wesleyan (Ga.)
Wed, Jan/25 5:00 PM EST
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LaGrange
at Piedmont
Sat, Jan/28 2:00 PM EST
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LaGrange
at Agnes Scott
Tue, Jan/31 5:00 PM EST
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Huntingdon
vs. LaGrange
Fri, Feb/03 5:00 PM EST
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Maryville (Tenn.)
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Tue, Feb/07 5:00 PM EST
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Piedmont
vs. LaGrange
Fri, Feb/10 5:00 PM EST
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Berea
vs. LaGrange
Sat, Feb/11 2:00 PM EST
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Belhaven
vs. LaGrange
Wed, Feb/15 5:00 PM EST
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LaGrange
at Covenant
Sat, Feb/18 2:00 PM EST
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Agnes Scott
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Women's Basketball: Panthers' last quarter comeback falls short in 88-82 loss to Brevard

Photo by Dean Hartman
Photo by Dean Hartman

Brevard built a large fourth quarter lead and held on for an 88-82 win over LaGrange in a USA South game Saturday in Mariotti Gym. The Panthers slipped to 8-6 overall and 3-2 in conference play with the loss.

Junior Gracie Brunel and senior Jalaya Lewis combined for 45 points to lead LC. Brunel led all scorers with 24 points, 14 coming in the first half. Lewis tied her season and career high with 21 points. Brevard got 23 points off the bench from Aysha Short. Destiny Williams, the USA South's leading scorer, was held to 12 points.

Coach Jasen Jonus
"After being down by more than 20 in the fourth period, if we played the beginning of the game the way we played the end of the game, it would be a different game. We just came out flat at the start, we were scoring but on the defensive end we lost our intensity. It's a tough loss, but we have to rise to the occasion, especially at home. We have to protect our house and we didn't today.

"At the free throw line, we missed way too many chances. We got down and tried to make a comeback. If we had hit some of those free throws that we missed down the stretch it would have been a win.

"Our next three games are on the road at Maryville, Brevard, and Piedmont. We have played better on the road than at home. It's a tough three-game stretch, but I believe we will bounce back."

The Game
Brunel scored seven of the game's first nine points as the Panthers jumped out to a 9-0 lead. LC led 20-12 by the end of the first quarter. Brevard roared back by starting the second period on a 10-0 run to take its first lead, 22-20, after a 3-pointer by Short. After falling behind 29-22, the Panthers tied the game at 31 on a trey by Brunel. Breona Glover had a layup at the buzzer off a feed from Ema Turner to put LC up 36-35 at the break.

The Tornados scored the first seven points of the third quarter to regain the lead for good. Brunel kept LC close with a pair of 3-pointers and Kendra Roberts' basket had the Panthers within three, 51-48, with 4:17 left in the period. But the Tornados outscored the Panthers 16-4 the rest of period to build a 67-52 lead. Brevard shot 75% in the quarter, including a perfect 4-for-4 on 3-point attempts. 

In the fouth period, Avery Lockwood's layup gave Brevard its biggest lead, 76-54, with 6:49 remaining. The Panthers began chipping away at the deficit. Lewis drained a 3-pointer to make it a 10-point game, 83-73, with 2:34 showing. Lewis, who had 16 second half points, made a steal and converted at the offensive end to make it 85-79. But free throw shooting hurt LC's comeback. The Panthers made just 9-of-17 at the line in the final quarter. The Tornados made enough free throws to put the game away.

Stats
The Panthers finished the game 16-of-28 at the free throw line. Brevard shot a season-best 45% (9-of-21) from 3-point range in the game. The Tornados, led by Short, had a 49-20 advantage off the bench.  

Up Next
The Panthers begin their three-game road stretch at Maryville on Jan. 15. 

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