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Scotties Survive Wolves in Double Overtime

Scotties Survive Wolves in Double Overtime

MACON, Ga.—Annie Weimerskirch's (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) scored five of her team-high 18 points in the second overtime of a thrilling 78-77 victory over host Wesleyan on Saturday afternoon. The Scotties came all the way back from a tough first quarter in which they trailed by 10 points to sweep the season series with the Wolves.

Agnes Scott improves to 3-17 on the season and 2-7 in USA South play, while Wesleyan falls to 4-11 and 0-7 respectively. The Scotties swept the Wolves for the first time in two years.

Wesleyan looked poised to even the season series with a 15-5 run to start the game, spanning into the second quarter. However, the Scotties settled into the flow of the game in the second period and eventually got as close as five before finishing for a 27-21 halftime deficit.

The Scotties were able to get even close by the end of the third and it was Weimerskirch who gave Agnes Scott its first lead of the game at 48-46 with just under eight minutes to go in regulation. Things took another turn when Agnes Scott's leading scorer Garis Grant (Charleston, S.C.) fouled out midway through the fourth quarter. She still registered a double-double at 17 points and 11 boards.

Agnes Scott fought on without their conference standout and eventually forced a tie after regulation when Kamiyla Lane (Atlanta, Ga.) made a layup with just 40 ticks left on the clock.

The two teams were tied after another five minutes of action, forcing a second overtime period. Weimerskirch quickly put the Scotties on top with her third triple of the game and sank two free throws with 1:37 to go to give ASC the lead for good. Wesleyan had several chances to win the game in the final moments, but could not capitalize.

Weimerskirch continued her string of scoring to lead the Scotties to victory. Classmate Jane Lado (Louisville, Ky.) had career-highs in points and rebounds with 18 and 16.

The Scotties have nearly a week off before returning home to take on Berea and LaGrange on back-to-back days beginning Friday evening at 7:30 p.m.