Women's Hoops Topples Agnes Scott, 74-47

Kaley Hallmark
Kaley Hallmark (photo credit: Nina Grauley/ Sports Information)

DECATUR, Ga. -- Three Covenant women's basketball players scored double figures, Joanna Smith recorded her 800th career rebound, and the Scots got back in the win column with a 74-47 victory at Agnes Scott on Saturday afternoon in Decatur.

Covenant moves to 5-11 on the year and 3-5 in the USA South. The victory for the Scots also completes a season sweep of Agnes Scott (1-16, 1-7 USA South).

Kaley Hallmark led the way for Covenant with 15 points to go with four assists and three rebounds. Bekah Walter added 13 points and Margo Koby chipped in 11 points in her reserve role.

Smith finished with eight points and grabbed five rebounds. Smith's first rebound of the day in the first quarter gave her 800 for her career as she becomes one of just four players to achieve the milestone in program history.

In the first quarter, Covenant got out to a 6-0 lead and held Agnes Scott scoreless for the first four-plus minutes of play. Smith scored four of the first six for the Scots. The offense clicked in the final four minutes of the period as the Scots finished the quarter on a 15-1 run, capped by a Hannah Monday layup with 40 seconds left, to take a 21-5 lead.

Despite Agnes Scott cutting the Scots' lead to six in the second period, Covenant held a 30-17 lead at the break.

Covenant never saw its lead dip below double digits over the final two quarters of action. The Scots took a 20-point lead at 49-29 after a Raquel Rosa layup with 2:43 left in the third. The lead grew to as many as 29 on two occasions late in the fourth quarter as Covenant cruised to the conference victory.

Taylor Robinson added seven points, five assists, four rebounds, and three steals for Covenant, while Rosa ended with four points, four assists and three steals. Covenant shot 47.1 percent (32-of-68) from the field with nine 3-pointers. The Scots forced 25 turnovers and scored 28 points off those giveaways.

Agnes Scott was led by Emma Olson's 13 points, while Garis Grant had 11 points and eight rebounds. The Scotties connected on only 37.8 percent (17-of-45) for the game with three 3-pointers.

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Covenant returns home to face Maryville on Wednesday. Tip-off between the two USA South foes is set for 7 p.m.

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