FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga - The Emmanuel College Women's Basketball team has improved their record to 11-6 overall after a well-fought win against King University, the Lion's clinching victory 74-63. Timia Reynolds and Mikayla Trombley top scored for the Lions, each with 19 points. Elise Coberly notched up another double-double for the season with 15 points and 13 rebounds, while Avery Scarbrough was solid with 9 points and 5 rebounds.
The first quarter saw two lead changes, and was fairly even overall with both teams striving to take control of the game. An explosive 8 point second quarter from Reynolds help propel her team to a 28-18 lead at half time. Trombley and Coberly both scored 8 points in the third quarter, continuing to put the visiting Tornado's under more and more offensive pressure. King showed some fight in the final quarter, outscoring Emmanuel 27-20, but it wasn't enough to make amends for the 18 deficit they had accumulated in the first 3 quarters.
Kings inaccuracy outside the D let them down, with just 22% of 3-pt shots successful.
Timia Reynolds had this to say about the game..."We knew that they were a good team and that we would have to fight for 40 minutes. I think that we took pride in protecting our home court, and remembering how it felt to loose to them the first time we played them really helped to boost up our energy! Everyone contributed and it was a great win for us."
Emmanuel is now 7-4 in conference play which puts them in 3rd position ahead of Mt. Olive University and Erskine College on percentage. The Lions will look to take down Limestone later in February who currently holds the number 1 spot in conference with a record of 11-0. Emmanuel will have back to back home games at the Jack and Jane Shaw Athletic Center this weekend.
The Lions take on Belmonte Abbey College at 5:30pm Friday January 29, before turning around and playing Pfeiffer at 4pm on Saturday afternoon.
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