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Scotties Drop Season Opener, 65-50

Scotties Drop Season Opener, 65-50

MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A slow start doomed the Agnes Scott College basketball team, as they fell to a red-hot Bryan College team, 65-50.  Bryan (5-0) has raced to five wins to begin the season, while the Scotties (0-1) were making their debut.  Kisha Simpson led the Scotties with 18 points, while Bryan was paced by Megan Billingsby, who had 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Playing for the first time under the new collegiate rules of four quarters of basketball, the Scotties fell behind 19-5 after the first stanza, but would play the rest of the game even with Bryan.  

"We had some strong moments tonight," indicated head coach Trish Roberts. "The start hurt us, but overall, we had some strong performances out there and we will build off of this experience."

Making her return after sitting out most of her first-year campaign, Laniqua Collins made her presence known at both ends of the floor, finishing one point short of a double-double, bucketing 9 points while pulling down 11 rebounds.  Brittaney Howard pitched in with 12 points and 4 steals, while Jalexis Teemer had 8 points, 8 assists, and 4 steals.

The Scotties will return to action on Saturday evening as they face off with the host Huntingdon Hawks.