Panthers back home
By Kevin Eckleberry Sports Editor
It’s been awhile since the LaGrange College women’s basketball team played a home game.
The Panthers opened the season with a 65-48 home loss to Centre, and their next six games were on the road.
The Panthers will be back at Mariotti Gymnasium today as they take on Rust at 5 p.m. in the first game of a double-header.
At 7 p.m., LaGrange College’s men’s team will play Rust.
The LaGrange College women are looking to add to a two-game winning streak.
After edging Oglethorpe 60-59, the Panthers thumped Agnes Scott 83-34 to improve to 4-3.
Against Agnes Scott, LaGrange College made 67 percent of its shots to set a school record.
“This was a real good team win. We have been working very hard in practice shooting the ball and tonight it paid off,” head coach Lee Buchanan said after that game. “We got great production from our post players and our defense as a whole was very, very good.”
Caroline Brashier leads the Panthers with 26 points per game, and Shaye Butler is scoring 12 points a game.
Madison Barker averages 11 points a game, and Alex Wilson scores 10 points per game.
The Panthers are making more than 47 percent of their shots, and they’re holding their opponents to 37.7 percent shooting.
The Panthers won’t be home again until Jan. 11 when they face Meredith in a USA South game.
LaGrange College’s men’s team, meanwhile, will be back in action for the first time since Dec. 1 when it lost to Emory 106-84.
The Panthers (3-3) had won two straight games before that setback.
The Panthers, who are scoring 81 points per game, have four players averaging in double figures in scoring.
Patrick Dugger leads the way with 16 points a game, and Mark Wagner is scoring 12.5 points per game.
Isaiah Core is averaging 11 points, and Dustin Baxter is scoring 10 points a game.
Denzel Robinson is contributing nine points per game.
This will be the final home game for the Panthers until Jan. 22 when they host Covenant in a USA South game.
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