Lady Scots Suffer Loss At Oglethorpe

Friday, November 17, 2017
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Covenant women's basketball team suffered its first loss of the season on Friday as the Scots fell 86-48 at Oglethorpe inside Dorough Field House in Atlanta.

Covenant drops to 1-1 on the year.
It was the season opener for Oglethorpe (1-0).


Bekah Walter again led the way in the scoring column for Covenant with 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting, while Joanna Smith just missed a double-double with nine points and a game-high 14 rebounds. Emma Grimes also had nine points, all coming via the 3-pointer, and Taylor Robinson made her Covenant debut with six points and two assists in a reserve role.

The Scots shot 44.7 percent (17-of-38) from the field, but turnovers proved to be costly and could not be overcome. Oglethorpe was able to score 30 points off 35 Covenant turnovers in the contest and also tallied 28 second-chance points. The host Stormy Petrels held a 43-32 rebounding edge, with 22 offensive boards.

Covenant took an early lead as Grimes knocked down a 3-pointer in the first 30 seconds of the contest, but Oglethorpe went on an 8-0 run over the next two-plus minutes to grab an 8-3 lead. The Stormy Petrels would never trail again the rest of the way. 

Despite shooting 50 percent in the opening quarter, Covenant found itself down 18-14 entering the second. Oglethorpe asserted itself in the second and outscored Covenant 21-9 in the period to go ahead 39-23 at halftime.

The Scots shot the ball better in the third period (57.1 percent), but Oglethorpe was able to extend the lead to 24 at the end of the quarter at 64-40. The Stormy Petrels continued to up the margin in the fourth to seal the win.

Three players scored in double figures to lead the balanced Oglethorpe effort. Sydney Long had 14 points off the bench, while Jada Triplett had 12 and Savannah LeGate 10. The Stormy Petrels shot 38 percent (30-of-79) from the field and made 12 3-pointers on the night.

Covenant will host Emory on Tuesday, Nov. 21 inside Barnes PE Center. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m., or 25 minutes after the men's game concludes.


PREP SCHEDULES

FOOTBALL   FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 Baylor at Pope John Paul II Boyd-Buchanan at Notre Dame Bradley at Cleveland Brainerd at Sweetwater Central at East Hamilton CAK at Chattanooga Christian Copper Basin at Sale Creek Concord Christian at Grace Hixson at Sequoyah Howard at Anderson Co. Whitwell at Lookout Valley ... (click for more)

Central High School Breaks Ground For New Track

Chattanooga Central High School’s track was built in the 1960s with many a Purple Pounder athlete wearing out shoe leather preparing for competition. Now, almost 50 years later, the well-worn track will be broken down for the installation of a new track and a new beginning for the Central High track teams. The new eight-lane track with additional installations for field events including ... (click for more)

Farrow, Waldens Are Newest Lead Donors For Medal Of Honor Heritage Center Capital Campaign

Officials of the Medal of Honor Heritage Center on Tuesday announced the center has reached a major milestone in its agreement with River City Company to build the new Heritage Center at the former Visitors Center building in the Aquarium Plaza.  This milestone, to raise more than $3 million by the end of 2018, was made possible, in part, by a $250,000 gift from Farrow Family ... (click for more)

2 Bank Tellers Say They Are Positive Walter Rice Was Gunman Who Robbed Hixson Branch

Two tellers from the Hixson branch of the Bank of America testified Tuesday they are positive that Walter Frank Rice is the individual who robbed them at gunpoint last July 25. General Sessions Court Judge Lila Statom bound a bank robbery charge against Rice, 36, of 4734 Sabrina Lane, Hixson, to the Grand Jury. She raised his bond on the bank robbery charge to $250,000, calling ... (click for more)

Arming Teachers With Guns Will Be Too Dangerous

Arming teachers with guns in the classroom, as Bill Lee proposes, would be the single most dangerous thing to happen to students in Tennessee history. Students and teachers in close proximity to loaded firearms daily? Across this state, in middle schools alone, there are probably hundreds of student/teacher conflicts a day. What if a student got hold of gun in a struggle with ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: 2018 Ig Nobel Awards

The word ‘ignobel’ is rarely used because only a few among us know that it means "characterized by baseness, lowness, or meanness." About 30 years ago, a glorious group of great scholars took a literary hatchet to form the word into ‘ig nobel’ so it could be placed in the dictionary as a term that means “a satirical social criticism that identifies absurd research.” Think of ... (click for more)