DEMOREST, Ga. --- Huntingdon College's
men's and women's basketball teams each fell to Piedmont College in
their final regular season contest. The Lady Hawks were outscored
80-47 in the first game, while Huntingdon's men fell by seven points,
87-80, to the Lions.
In the first game of the day, junior
Whitney Toole's jumper with 19:23 in the opening period gave the Lady
Hawks their only lead, 2-0. Piedmont quickly tied and took the lead
never looking back in the, 80-47, win over Huntingdon.
The Lady Lions entered halftime with a
34-21 lead, before outscoring Huntingdon 46-26 in the final period of
the contest. Piedmont led by double digits the entire second half
securing their final Great South Athletic Conference regular season
Piedmont shot 42.6 percent (29-of-68)
to Huntingdon's 33.9 percent (19-of-56) from the field. The Lady
Lions dominated the glass 54-34 over the Lady Hawks on Saturday.
Toole paced the Lady Hawks (9-16, 4-10
GSAC) with 11 points while sophomore Devin Douglas added 8 points.
Senior Ashton Salter grabbed a team-high seven boards in the
The Lady Lions (17-8, 11-3 GSAC) were
led by Lauren Hamel with a game-high 16 points in Piedmont's 17th
victory of the season.
The Lady Hawks travel back to Demorest,
Ga. on Tuesday, Feb. 22, for a play-in game to the GSAC championships
against Piedmont at 6 p.m. Eastern. The conference championships will
be played on Feb. 25-26 at Huntingdon's Roland Arena.
In the final contest of the afternoon,
Huntingdon's men's basketball team (10-14, 2-4 GSAC) controlled the
lead until 9:26 left in regulation. Piedmont's Josh Haymore sank a
3-pointer, 62-59, giving the Lions their first lead since 19:19 in
the opening half. The Lions 9-0 run gave them the lead for good and
its third GSAC win of the seaon, 87-80.
The Hawks outscored the Lions 32-26 in
the first half, but Piedmont's offense woke up and scored 61 points
in the final half for the win. Piedmont shot 25-of-54 (46.3 percent)
compared to Huntingdon's 42.6 percent (26-of-61) from the field.
Huntingdon only trailed Piedmont by three in the rebound category,
37-34, in the loss on Saturday.
Senior Deshaun Williams posted a
game-high 20 points in Huntingdon's seven point loss. Seniors Adrian
Williams and Ephriam Hudson added 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Junior Jacob Moody recorded a game-high eight rebounds against the
Piedmont had five players score double
figures, including Haymore's team-high 16 points.
Huntingdon returns to action for the
GSAC championships next week February 25-26 at Huntingdon's Roland
Arena. The Hawks will take on No. 2 seed Piedmont College on Friday,
Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Roland Arena. Live stats will be available