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Shorthanded Scotties Fall Late, 69-57

Shorthanded Scotties Fall Late, 69-57

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Agnes Scott College opened Great South Athletic Conference play on Saturday, with a road contest against defending regular season champions, Salem College.  Despite a strong performance from sophomore Jalexis Teemer, the Scotties were unable to come away with the win, falling by a score of 69-57.  Teemer led all scorers with 27 points.

The Scotties (1-13, 0-1 GSAC) played the contest with only 6 players available, and many of the starters played almost the entire contest.  Teemer, who had been averaging only 8 points per contest, exploded for a career-high, including shooting 5-for-7 from three point range.  As a team, the Scotties shot an impressive 8-for-15 from beyond the arc.

In addition to Teemer's hot night, several other Scotties contributed to the effort.  Jakaria Fleming, starting for the third time this season, scored 10 points.  Grace Keheley, the lone forward on the floor for the Scotties, scored 9 points, pulled down 8 rebounds, and led the team with 5 assists.  Salem (3-11, 1-0 GSAC) was led by Sabrina Shepherd, who had 24 points.

The Scotties will return to the road on Saturday, January 16, as they face off with Judson (Ala.) at 5:00 CST.