Covenant Women Fall To Piedmont 82-53

Monday, February 10, 2014

Jessie Blankenship and Alexis Storteboom combined for 24 points and 21 rebounds and each had a double-double, but the Covenant women's basketball team could not overcome Piedmont as the visitors claimed an 82-53 victory on Monday night.

The game was a make-up for the Jan. 29 contest that was postponed due to snow in the southeast.

Covenant drops to 5-16 overall and 2-1 in league play. Piedmont keeps its chances alive to qualify for the USA South tournament as they move to 14-7 on the year and 8-4 in the conference.

Blankenship had 13 points and 10 rebounds while Storteboom tallied 11 points and 11 boards on the night. Blankenship scored nine points and collected nine rebounds in the first half alone en route to her 11th double-double of the season. Aleigha Williams was the third Scot in double figures scoring with 10 points to go along with six rebounds. Rachel Price came off the bench to score five points, grab five rebounds and dish out two assists.

As a team, Covenant had a rough night shooting and compunded that with 34 turnovers. The Scots were 16-of-56 from the field (28.6 percent), but did make 20-of-30 from the foul line.

Even with its shooting woes, Covenant hung tough with Piedmont in the first half. After a Storteboom jumper and a Blankenship free throw, the Scots took an 11-8 lead six minutes into the contest. Piedmont would go on a 15-2 run to take a 23-13 edge with 9:14 left before the half and later expanded the lead to 33-18. 

A 9-0 scoring run by the Scots, fueled by seven points from Blankenship and a layup from Haley Soles, cut the deficit to 33-27 with 2:43 before halftime. Piedmont would go into the intermission up 39-30.

The second half belonged to Piedmont as the Lions continued to put pressure on the Scots. Piedmont held a double digit lead for almost the entire half.

Piedmont was led by Chandler Alverson's 15 points. Lauren Hamel and Le'Shaunda Jones had 11 apiece, while Hamel grabbed a team-high seven rebounds. The Lions connected on 38.5 percent (30-of-78) from the field but were held to just 6-of-25 from downtown. Piedmont held a slight 49-47 edge in rebounding.

These two schools will face each other later this week as Covenant travels to Demorest, Ga., on Thursday. Tip-off for that one is set for 5:30 p.m.


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