Athletic News

January 17, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Lady Hawks Overcome Slow First-Half to Win by 11-Points, 73-62, Against Spelman

ATLANTA, Ga. --- The Huntingdon College women’s basketball team won its' second Great South Athletic Conference contest, 73-62, against Spelman College on Monday evening in Atlanta, Ga. The Lady Hawks fought back from a 10-point deficit mid-way through the second period to win by 11-points.

Huntingdon fell down by as much as 10-points twice in the first-half, 18-8 and 25-15. However, the Lady Hawks responded with a 7-0 run cutting Spelman's lead to four points at the half, 26-22.

In the second-half, Huntingdon finally got its' first lead of the game, 48-47, from LaTerial Williams' jump shot with 9:52 left in the game. The Jaguars regained the lead on its' next possession, but Devin Douglas' lay-up with 8:51 left in the game gave the Lady Hawks the lead for good.

Huntingdon went on a 7-0 run with 2:29 left in the final period, extending its' lead to 63-54. LaTerial Williams helped secure Huntingdon's win by converting 7-of-8 free throws with under two minutes remaining in the game.

Juniors LaTerial Williams and Jessi Andrews each scored a game-high 18- points, followed by Devin Douglas and Ashton Salter with 12 and 10 points, respectively. Salter led the Lady Hawks' with 9 rebounds, while LaTerial Williams tallied six in the win.

For the game, Huntingdon and Spelman each record 50 rebounds. The Lady Hawks converted 38.3 percent of its shots, hitting 23-of-60, while the Jaguars finished 20-of-65 (30.8 percent).

The Jaguars (1-9, GSAC 1-5) were led by Amanda Alexander with 16-points, followed by Jessica Reagans 14 in the loss.

The Lady Hawks' (5-8, GSAC 2-3) next game is against Great South Athletic Conference opponent, Wesleyan College, on Wednesday, Jan. 19, in Macon, Ga. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.

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Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579
hpatterson@huntingdon.edu


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