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Scotties Win Thriller in OT, 69-60

Scotties Win Thriller in OT, 69-60

DECATUR, Ga. - The Agnes Scott College basketball team won their second straight game on Friday night at the Woodruff Gymnasium, pulling out a thrilling overtime victory over Pensacola Christian, 69-60.  The Scotties (4-9) held the Eagles (11-10) to only one point in overtime, while going a perfect 6 for 6 from the free throw line in the extra period.

In the first half of play, the Scotties fell behind early, 20-12, before clawing back behind clutch free throw shooting in the first stanza, going 12 for 16 from the line, and slowly closing the gap until the 28-28 halftime score.  The second half would be a back and forth affair as well, with the Scotties mixing it up well between long distance shooting from Jalexis Teemer and Lauren Alexander, and pressing the ball inside to first year Kisha Simpson.  The second half would end with both teams at 59, after a Kisha Simpson basket pulled the teams even with 30 seconds to play.

The overtime was dominated by the Scotties, as they raced to a 5 point lead before Teemer put the game out of reach by sinking 4 straight free throws to end the chances for the visitors.

"An overtime vistory was something we really needed," commented head coach Trish Roberts.  "I was very proud of Jalexis for coming back and playing such a solid overtime tonight and sinking four free throws to seal it."

For the Scotties, Simpson would lead her team with 18 points and 13 rebounds, for her fourth double-double of the season.  Lauren Alexander had a season-high 14 points to go along with 7 rebounds, and Teemer finished an impressive game with 13 points, 6 assists, and 4 steals.  Care Bacon also chipped in 11 points and 7 rebounds for the Scotties.

The Scotties will remain at home and look to win their third-straight game when they host Point University at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, January 26.