LAGRANGE, Ga. -- A tough third quarter that saw host LaGrange outscore the Covenant women's basketball team 23-5, was too much for the Scots to overcome in a 61-36 loss to the Panthers on Saturday afternoon.
The loss snaps a two-game win streak for Covenant (4-10, 2-4 USA South). LaGrange (7-6, 3-3 USA South) has won back-to-back games for a third time this season.
Covenant shot only 26.9 percent (7-of-26) in the first two quarters, but trailed by just nine (28-19) at the halftime break. However, the third quarter was the difference as LaGrange made 8-of-18 from the field and limited the Scots to 20 percent shooting in the period to outscore Covenant 23-5 and open up a 51-24 lead. Jahpera McEachin had eight points, including two 3-pointers, in the stanza to lead the Panthers.
Marilauren Farr had a game-high 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead LaGrange. McEachin finished with 12 points, four rebounds, and three assists.
Covenant shot 29.2 percent (14-of-48) from the field. LaGrange connected at 34.3 percent (23-of-67) with five 3-pointers and a 10-of-16 effort at the foul line. The Panthers also held a 47-37 rebounding edge.
Covenant returns to Barnes PE Center on Wednesday to square off with Berea. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.
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