Women's Basketball: Panthers roll past Agnes Scott with second half surge

Women's Basketball: Panthers roll past Agnes Scott with second half surge

DECATUR, Ga. - LaGrange used a second half surge to roll past Agnes Scott 66-35 in a non-conference game Wednesday. The Panthers upped their season record to 5-2 with their third straight win.

"This was a tale of two halves tonight. Agnes Scott played very well in the first half and we played very well in the second half," Coach Lee Buchanan said. "I was very pleased with our effort in the second half, especially on the defensive end.

"The two biggest keys to the game were rebounds and defense and I thought we did a real good job in those areas."

Kelsey Mitchell led the Panthers with a game-high 14 points and six assists. Kymberli Payno and Marilauren Farr each had 10 points. Payno pulled down nine rebounds and had three blocked shots.

"Once again we got production from a lot of people tonight. We really shared the ball with 17 assists on 23 baskets and got everyone involved in the game plan," Buchanan said. "A good team win on the road against a good team."

The Panthers led 29-23 at halftime. But in the second half the Panthers took over, holding the Scotties to just 12 points.

In the third period, the Panthers scored the first six points and led by as many as 17 before taking a 46-32 lead into the final period.

The Panthers opened the fourth quarter with 10 straight points from five different players. Mitchell ended the run with a 3-pointer for a 56-32 lead. Haley McNeil's two free throws gave the Panthers their largest lead of the game and the final 66-35 score.

The Panthers stay on the road Friday at Toccoa Falls in their final game before breaking for the holidays until Jan. 2.