Panthers continue to thrive at home
By KEVIN ECKLEBERRY
Mariotti Gym continues to be kind to the LaGrange College Panthers.
With a pair of weekend wins over Berea, LaGrange College (4-2 overall) improved to 4-0 in its home gym.
LaGrange College beat Berea 89-73 on Saturday before finishing the weekend with a 78-72 victory on Sunday.
LaGrange College will try to make it 5-0 at home when it hosts Covenant on Thursday, and those same two teams will play again on Saturday in Lookout Mountain.
In Sunday’s game, Ronald Youngblood had the hot hand for the Panthers, making 8-of-12 shot attempts while scoring a team-leading 20 points.
Kyle Brown also shot well, making 7-of-9 from the field while scoring 15 points, and Julian Cameron and Bershard Edwards scored 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Lincoln Anderson had a stellar all-around game with eight points and 11 rebounds, and Drew Shepherd added eight points off the bench.
LaGrange College had a 14-point lead with six minutes remaining, but Berea fought back and got within one with 2:54 to play.
The Panthers clamped down on defense from there and limited the Mountaineers to one point the rest of the way.
In Saturday’s game, Cameron had a monster game for the Panthers with 28 points while making 10-of-17 attempts from the field, and he also had six assists and four rebounds.
Shephard added 18 points, and Edwards and Brown scored 12 points apiece.
Anderson scored eight points and had seven rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots.