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Scotties Best Hawks to Claim Sole Possession of First Place

Scotties Best Hawks to Claim Sole Possession of First Place

ATLANTA - The Agnes Scott College basketball team redeemed themselves this afternoon with a 58-53 win over conference rival Huntingdon College. The Scotties lost to Huntingdon earlier this year 69-45. The win puts Agnes Scott at first place in conference standings with a record of 6-1 while Huntingdon moves to second place with a conference record of 5-2.
 
Leading scorers were seniors Genefine Sapateh and Arielle Register with 19 points apiece. Sapateh also led the Scotties in rebounds with 11.
 
Agnes Scott came out strong in the first half and led 37-18 going into the break. In the second half Huntingdon came out fighting and came within three points of Agnes Scott, 53-56 with less than a minute remaining. A missed three-pointer by Huntingdon followed by two successful free throws by Sapateh secured the win for the Scotties.
 
Along the way, senior Arielle Register scored her 1000th career point. Register is the second player this season to reach 1000 points as teammate Genefine Sapateh reached the milestone earlier this year.
 
Agnes Scott outshot the Hawks 36.5% to 27.4% from the floor. The Hawks beat Agnes Scott from the free throw line making 15 of 23 (65.2%) compared to the Scotties' 8 of 15 (53.5%). The Hawks also edged out Agnes Scott on rebounds 49 to 43.
 
Agnes Scott will play their final home game this Saturday at 2 p.m. against Wesleyan College. The senior basketball players will be honored prior to the game and senior cheerleaders will be honored at halftime. Agnes Scott will close out the season with a series of road games at Covenant on February 13th and at Salem on the 16th. 

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