FRANKLIN SPRINGS, GA - The Emmanuel College Women's Basketball team have broken their two game losing streak with a commanding 89-75 win against Conference Carolina's foe Southern Wesleyan University. This win brings the Lions to 10-6 overall, and 6-4 in conference play.
Strong performances from EC's starters and a consistent 4 quarter effort spurred the Lions to victory. Timia Reynolds was the top scorer for the match with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Elise Coberly, who missed Saturday's game due to concussion, was back in style, with 18 points and 8 rebounds, scoring 3 consecutive 3-point jump shots at the end of the first quarter to solidify a lead for the Lions. Avery Scarbrough and Mikayla Trombley each chipped in 13 points. The Warriors had a small 4 point lead 2 minutes into the match but from that point on it was all Emmanuel. The Lions continually built a steady lead through the match, outscoring the Warriors for the first three quarters. Addie McNeely had a strong showing, claiming 15 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists, her passion and determination was evident as she dove multiple times to reclaim possession of the ball.
The Lions shooting percentages were much higher than they have been in the last two matches, with 80% of free throws made and 50% of field goals finding the net, and there was a real buzz of support spreading around the Jack and Jane Shaw Athletic Center. To the Warrior's credit, they managed to outscore the Lions by one point in the final quarter but it wasn't enough to make up the 15 point deficit from the first 3 quarters of the game. The Lions are now 5th in conference, and have a 4 day break before heading back out on the road to take on North Greenville University in South Carolina at 2pm on Saturday. The Lions will have a chance to move up the conference ladder when they take on King University (2) and Belmont Abbey College (4) later this month.