BREVARD, N.C.—Brevard's offense was white hot from beginning to end to help the Tornados to a comfortable 73-49 victory over Agnes Scott in a USA South Women's Basketball contest on Saturday afternoon. Garis Grant (Charleston, S.C.) led all scorers with 21 points while notching her fourth consecutive double-double in what has become a dominant January for the junior.
For the better part of 35 minutes, Brevard seemingly could not miss a shot. After Agnes Scott held close in a 17-12 first quarter favoring the Tornados, Brevard pulled away in a big way in the middle 20 minutes of action. Brevard found its groove from the outside in the second quarter, helping the Tornados to a 22-8 effort to take a 39-20 lead by halftime. The Tornados only scored 52 in total in the first matchup in Decatur in December.
The Scotties hoped for a spark coming out of the halftime break, but Brevard scored the first 13 points of the third quarter to put the game out of reach.
Agnes Scott (1-21, 1-12 USA South) was bounced from postseason contention with the loss to the Tornados, who currently sit in the final spot for a USA South postseason berth.
Brevard was led by Ty'She Washington, who scored 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting. The point guard also had a game-high six steals in the contest. Deja Riddick also had a highly efficient game with 10 points, while making five of six attempts from the floor.
The Tornados finished just below the 50 percent mark from the field but held a percentage above 60 through three quarters.
Grant completed another standout performance with 11 points and three blocks to go with the game-high point total. The forward has raised her average in every major statistical category over the final month and remains one of just four players to average a double-double in the conference.