LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga. - Covenant downed LaGrange 93-82 in overtime in a USA South game Friday night. The Panthers are now 7-6 overall and 0-2 in conference play.
The game was a rematch of last season's USA South Tournament championship won by Covenant, also in overtime.
Berto Dryden and Patjo Twagirayezu each had 23 points for Covenant (7-5, 1-1 USA South). The Scots outscored the Panthers 28-9 at the free throw line in the game.
Olson's jumper with 4:02 left in regulation put the Panthers up 69-61. The Scots came back to take a 77-75 lead with 19 seconds remaining on the strength of six straight free throws. Vanderbrook sent the game into overtime with a layup off an assist from Olson with four seconds left.
In the extra period, Covenant took control by scoring the first nine points to go up 86-77. Vanderbrook's jumper broke the drought for the Panthers but they would draw no closer. McCray's 3-pointer closed out the scoring for the 93-82 final.
The Panthers led 37-35 at haltime. Bonner and Vanderbrook each had eight points in the half.
The Panthers play at Piedmont on Sunday in another USA South game.