The Agnes Scott basketball team defeated Spelman, 69-49 on Feb. 23 to advance to the Great South Athletic Conference Championships, hosted by Agnes Scott.
The Scotties will face Maryville at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the Woodruff Gymnasium on the campus of Agnes Scott in a semifinal game.
LaGrange will face Piedmont at 1 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the other semifinal match-up. The winners of these two games will face each other in the GSAC Championship Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. in the Woodruff Gymnasium.
In the Feb. 23 game, the score remained close between Spelman and Agnes Scott throughout the first period. After Spelman took a 2-point lead with just over 11 minutes to play, the Scotties responded with a three-pointer by Jennifer Russi that gave Agnes Scott a 15-14 with 10:25 to play in the first half.
The score would be tied two more times in the first period, but Agnes Scott never trailed again. The Scotties entered the break with a 35-32 lead.
In the second half, the Scottie defense held Spelman to 18 percent shooting and just 17 points. In the period, the Agnes Scott offense came alive for 34 points, while the team shot 52 percent from the field, 38 percent from the three-point line and 83 percent from the free-throw line.
Arielle Register led all scorers with 18 points on 50 percent shooting (8-of-16) and grabbed 7 rebounds. Tiffany Jones chipped in with 10 points, while Kimberly Reeves led the Scotties on the glass, grabbing 9 rebounds and scoring 6 points.
Russi and fellow senior Am'asa Baldwin made substantial contributions on the defensive end, and each scored 9 points.
Watch all semi-final and final games live
1 p.m. Women's Semifinal
#2 LaGrange vs. #3 Piedmont
3 p.m. Men's Semifinal
#1 Maryville vs. #4 Huntingdon
5:30 p.m. Women's Semifinal
#1 Maryville vs. #4 Agnes Scott
7:30 p.m. Men's Semifinal
#2 Piedmont vs. #3 LaGrange
2 p.m. Women's Championship Game
4 p.m. Men's Championship Game
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