MARYVILLE, Tenn. -- The Covenant women's basketball team fell to Maryville, 98-54, on Wednesday evening from the Boydson Baird Gymnasium.
Covenant falls to 9-15 overall and 6-9 in USA South action. Maryville improves to 16-7 and 9-5 in conference play.
Hannah Monday recorded her third double-double of the season with 15 points and 13 rebounds to pace the guests. Margo Koby chipped in with 14 points, four boards, and a pair of assists while Ruthie Moore threw in nine points of her own.
Monday scored the first bucket of the contest 19 seconds in and Koby stretched the lead to four on a jumper before the northern Scots were able to score their first points of the game.
Covenant answered the bucket with a Cosette Kirsch 3-pointer and another Monday layup and the guests took a seven-point lead with 7:31 to go in the opening quarter.
Maryville answered with an 18-0 run that stretched over four minutes of play and ended the first quarter with a 25-13 advantage.
The hosts continued to add on outscoring Covenant 19-12 in the second frame and went into the break with a 44-25 lead.
The northern Scots came out of the halftime break and used a 12-0 spurt to take a 32 point lead and outscore the guests 29-8 in the quarter to take a healthy 73-33 lead going into the final quarter.
Covenant continued to fight in the final stanza scoring 21 fourth-quarter points to bring the final to 98-54.
The visitors were able to force 22 turnovers while outscoring Maryville 19-17 in second-chance scoring on 21 offensive boards.
Courtney Carruthers came off the bench to lead Maryville in scoring with 37 points on 14-of-18 shooting, including 8-for-11 from behind the 3-point line. Kelley Wandell and Elsa Eckenrod chipped in with 16 each as Wandell paced the team with seven rebounds. Klaire Varney had a game-high seven assists to go with six boards and Carruthers led the hosts with three steals.
The hosts shot a hot 58.5 percent (38-for-65) overall and hit 53.3 percent (16-for-30) from behind the 3-point line. Maryville shot 6-of-10 (60 percent) from the free-throw line.
Covenant went 16-for-61 (26.2 percent) from the floor including 4-of-18 (22.2 percent) from distance. The guests were 18-of-30 (60 percent) from the charity stripe.
Covenant returns home to face LaGrange on Saturday for senior day beginning at 2 p.m.
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