Russell's Clutch Shooting Lifts Wolves to First USA South Win
Agnes Scott (2-16, 1-11 USAS)
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Wesleyan College (3-18, 1-11 USAS)
2/7/2017 | Historic Porter Gymnasium (Macon, Ga.) | Attendance: 181
1st2nd3rd4th1OT 2OT Final
Agnes Scott12181277763
Wesleyan College121311137864
Stats at a GlanceASCWC
FG Percentage.357 (25-70) .314 (27-86)
3P FG Percentage.300 (3-10) .211 (4-19)
FT Percentage.526 (10-19) .375 (6-16)
Offensive Rebounds1421
Defensive Rebounds4134
Total Rebounds5555
Turnovers2722
Steals1311
Bench Points55
Statistical LeadersASCWC
PointsJalexis Teemer - 18
Alexis Russell - 23
ReboundsAnna Weimerskirch - 16
Alexis Russell - 17
AssistsJalexis Teemer - 7
Justice Thigpen - 7
StealsGaris Grant - 3
Justice Thigpen - 5
BlocksGaris Grant - 2
Justice Thigpen - 2

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Macon, GA - Hitting both the shot to send the game into double overtime and the game winner, Wesleyan's Lexie Russell was unstoppable in the Wolves 64-63 victory over rival Agnes Scott. Russell recorded a career high 23 points and 17 rebounds on Tuesday night.

Notables:

  • Taylor Thigpen banked in a 10 foot jump shot with 0.7 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime. She finished the game with 11 points and six rebounds. 
  • Lexie Russell converted a layup with 0:01 remaining in the first overtime to extend the game another five minutes and hit a jumper in the lane with 0:03 left in double overtime to give the Wolves the win.
  • Justice Thigpen stuffed the stat line yet again, scoring 14 points, pulling down eight rebounds, dishing out seven assists, and picking up five steals and blocking two shots on the defensive end. Bree Raymond also put up big numbers for the Wolves with 11 points and nine rebounds.
  • Wesleyan defeated Agnes Scott for the first time since January of 2014, giving the Wolves their first ever USA South conference win. 

Quotable: 

An excited Coach Nicky DiMarzio remarked, "What a total team effort tonight in a nail biter. Our crowd certainly was a huge part of today's game and they kept us fired up. We can't thank them enough."

"Two buzzer beaters, double overtime--our ladies made huge plays tonight and not only played 40 full minutes, but 50 hard fought minutes. Justice played solid and kept us composed offensively. Taylor hit big shots and knocked down our first buzzer beater. Q and Bree were huge for us defensively. But the biggest story of the night was Lexie. She was absolutely dominant and did a tremendous job on Agnes Scott's post players. I am so proud of this team tonight and the fight they had to persevere."

 

Up Next:

Saturday, February 11 vs. LaGrange College | Macon, GA | 2:00pm
Sunday, February 12 vs. Huntingdon College (Senior Day) | Macon, GA | 2:00pm