FRANKLIN SPRINGS, GA - The Emmanuel College Women's Basketball team has come up short in their final home game of the regular season, losing to Erskine College 74-64. The loss put the Lions at 5th place on the Conference Carolina's ladder with a conference record of 13-8, and an overall record of 17-10. Both Emmanuel and Erskine College were at 13-7 going into the game, with the win for Erskine propelling them up to fourth place. Emmanuel beat Erskine on the road just 20 days ago, but were outscored in heavily in the 2nd and 4th quarters of the game tonight after a convincing performance from the Flying Fleet. The Lions had a strong start to the match, with Scarbrough, Reynolds and Trombley all getting on the board in the first 2 minutes. Their competitive play gave them a six point advantage going into the second term. Erskine responded by outscoring Emmanuel 20-14 in the second quarter, with the Flying Fleet's Meghan Parham, who finished with 28 points, leading the way. The scores locked at 32 points even, the teams retreated to their locker rooms at half time to devise a game winning plan. The third quarter kept the spectators on the edge of their seats, with the two teams trading goals as the lead changed 9 times. The two teams were tied up once again, on 49 points apiece, heading into the last quarter. Although it was Emmanuel who had the first goal after the break, it was all Erskine after that, with Parham's 10 point final quarter haul leading her team to a convincing 74-64 win. Addie McNeely made a 3-pt jump shot with 24 seconds left on the clock, but there was not enough time for the Lions to launch a comeback. Timia Reynolds and Avery Scarbrough lead the scoring for the Lions with 16 points and 6 rebounds each, while Trombley had 10 points and McNeely finished with 5. Elise Coberly had 10 rebounds, but a quieter night on the scoreboard being held to just 6 points. Emmanuel plays at Barton College this coming Friday at 5:30pm, in their final regular season game of the 2015-16 season. The Conference Carolina's Basketball Tournament will take place from February 29th to March 3rd, and the NCCAA South Region Tournament will then begin on March 10, with schedules yet to be determined.
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