Athletic News

February 01, 2011
For immediate release:

Huntingdon College
News Release

Prater's Hot Hand Helps Lady Hawks Win by 23 Points, 63-38, Against Wesleyan

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 contest.

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 glass.

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.


Hodge Patterson
Sports Information Director
Phone: (334) 833-4579

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