MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- Freshman Raven
Prater scored a game-high 14 points in Tuesday's Great South Athletic
Conference victory over Wesleyan College (4-12, GSAC 0-10).
Huntingdon College's women's basketball team (8-10, GSAC 4-5) only
trailed once in the emotional conference win.
Prior to the start of competition,
Huntingdon observed a moment of silence in memory of Karen
Northington, who unexpectedly passed away on Tuesday morning. She is
the mother of senior guard Kayla Northington and student trainer
Brittany Northington. Karen was a proud supporter of Huntingdon
athletics and in her honor the Lady Hawks wore black wristbands in
The Lady Hawks finished 36.4 percent,
hitting 20-of-55 shots, while the Pioneers only managed 19.7 percent
(12-of-61). In the victory, Huntingdon held a 49-43 advantage on the
Huntingdon jumped out to an early 17-4
lead over the Pioneers, with 14:12 left in the first period. The Lady
Hawks mounted a 12-0 and 5-0 run in the first half, extending their
lead by 17 points 22-5. Huntingdon hit a seven minute scoring slump
before the half, but the Pioneers only managed to cut the deficit
down to 12 points, 22-10.
Freshman Raven Prater woke up the Lady
Hawks offense after hitting two straight three-pointers with under
two minutes remaining in the half. Prater's 8 point first half
performance helped give Huntingdon a 30-14 lead into the break.
In the second half, the Lady Hawks
opened with a 5-0 run giving Huntingdon a 21 point lead with 18:13
left in the contest. The Pioneers never threatened the Lady Hawks
lead in the second period, while Huntingdon shot an outstanding 50
percent from the three-point line (10-of-20).
Prater shot an impressive 4-of-5 beyond
the three-point line, leading Huntingdon with 14 points in the
victory. Senior Chalise Hopkins added ten points, followed by
freshman Jodi Thomas's team-high 6 rebounds. Huntingdon distributed
the scoring in the one-sided contest, with 11-of-15 Lady Hawks
scoring a basket.
Erinn Williams paced the Pioneers with
11 points in 40 minutes of action against Huntingdon.
Huntingdon's next game is on the road
against GSAC opponent, Maryville College. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.
in Maryville, Tenn.