Covenant Women Earn 71-58 Over Agnes Scott

Saturday, February 15, 2014

A season-best 53.6 percent shooting effort lifted the Covenant women's basketball team to a 71-58 non-conference victory at Agnes Scott on Saturday afternoon. The victory snapped a four-game losing streak for the Scots.

The win moves Covenant to 6-16 overall. Agnes Scott, a former conference rival in the GSAC, drops to 1-15 on the season.

Morgan Woodward and Kiaira Cooper each had 13 points to lead the way for Covenant. Woodward added four assists and five rebounds, while Cooper collected four steals, four rebounds and two assists on the afternoon. Jessie Blankenship just missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.

Covenant was 30-of-56 from the field for its best shooting performance of the season. The Scots also outrebounded the host Scotties 41-24.

The first half was tightly played for the first nine minutes until Covenant turned a 14-12 deficit into a 32-16 lead. The 20-2 scoring spurt spanned nearly eight minutes of game time and seven different players scored during the stretch. Covenant went into halftime with a comfortable 38-25 edge.

Agnes Scott cut its deficit to six points in the early minutes of the second half, but Covenant responded and would stretch its lead out to as many as 19 points late in the period.

All available players saw action for the Scots. Aleigha Williams chipped in eight points, Alex Quimby added seven and Rachel Price tallied six points and four boards.

Shavonne Orr led Agnes Scott with 27 points while Morgan Cooper had 16 points and eight rebounds in the loss. The Scotties shot 40.4 percent (23-of-57) from the field.

Covenant will return to Barnes Physical Education Center on Wednesday for a USA South contest against Huntingdon. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.

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