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Women's Basketball Pulls Away in Fourth Behind Koby's Career Day

Margo Koby
Margo Koby (photo credit: Nina Grauley/ Sports Information)

MACON, Ga. -- Margo Koby scored a career-high 25 points and added 13 rebounds to help the Covenant women's basketball team pull away from Wesleyan in the fourth quarter for a 73-63 win on Saturday afternoon inside Titans Arena in Macon.

Covenant (8-12, 5-6 USA South) has won two straight games and secured a season sweep of Wesleyan (1-19, 1-10 USA South).

Koby recorded her fourth double-double of the year with a career-best 25 points on 11-of-18 shooting to go along with 13 boards, three assists, and three blocks. Ruthie Moore nearly had a double-double with nine points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists while Cosette Kirsch had 13 points and Hannah Monday 12.

Covenant owned the rebounding battle with a 62-33 margin in the category and 18 second-chance points.

Despite that advantage, Covenant went into the fourth quarter up by a single point. Kirsch scored the first five points in the period as her 3-pointer with 8:17 left gave the Scots a 53-47 lead. Back-to-back 3-pointers from Moore and Kirsch moments later extended the Covenant lead to double figures at 59-49 with 6:26 remaining.

Covenant led by as many as 13 in the period as it outscored the host Wolves 25-16 in the quarter. Over the final two quarters, Covenant outscored Wesleyan 44-30.

The Scots shot 43.3 percent (29-of-67) from the field and produced a season-high 26 assists on those 29 made field goals. Kirsch led all players with eight assists.

Wesleyan controlled the first half of play. The Wolves took a 33-29 lead into halftime as they finished the second period on an 11-2 run.

Covenant regained the lead with a 9-2 run in the third quarter, capped by a Moore layup that made it 42-39 with 5:40 left in the quarter. 

Michaela Price chipped in eight points, five rebounds, and three assists for Covenant off the bench. Elissa Moore grabbed five rebounds and dished out three assists, while Riley Wagaman collected seven rebounds.

Natera Perkins led Wesleyan with 15 points and Davina Brown scored 12 points with eight rebounds. The Wolves shot just 32 percent (24-of-75) for the game with five 3-pointers.


Covenant will travel to face Berea in a USA South game on Wednesday. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.


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