ROANOKE, Va. - After playing hard and coming up just short in their first two home games, the Hollins basketball team finally got that monkey off their back, picking up a strong 71-49 win over the visiting Scotties of Agnes Scott.
The Green and Gold's defense held Agnes Scott to just eight points in the second quarter and nine in the third, and held the Scotties to just 27.7% from the field.
How It Happened
Agnes Scott (0-6, 0-0 USA South) picked up the first points of the game, hitting a three before Lenah Clements got HU on the board. But a combination of strong Scotties defense and ice cold shooting from Hollins, gave ASC an 11-7 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Serena Lytton hit a three right out of the gate in the second before Agnes Scott built a 15-10 lead. But a Brianna Lohrmann jumper followed by a Yasmine Tyler layup and-one, tied the game at 15. Lytton and Clements hit back-to-back shots to give Holllins (2-2, 0-1 ODAC) their first lead of the game, a lead they would not relinquish. HU built their halftime lead after five straight points from Sydney Strange and a three from Keenan Surles at the buzzer.
Lytton hit another three to start the third quarter, she had four on the day, to extend the Hollins lead to double-digits, which they would maintain for the rest of the game. Agnes Scott scored 21 points in the final frame, more than they had scored in the second and third quarters combined, but Hollins also had a big quarter, dropping 24 to keep the game firmly in hand.
The Green and Gold was led by Lytton's career-high 20 points to go along with four rebounds. Tyler kept up her hot start to the season scoring 15 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Clements, who hit a pair of timely threes, also scored a career-high with 13. Kayla Surles had 10 assists and six rebounds.
Stats of the Game
-Hollins had 29 points off the bench, holding Agnes Scott to none.
-HU's size was a big factor, outscoring the Scotties 26-12 in the paint.
Hollins will have the week off before heading to league favorite Guilford for a Dec. 1 matchup. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 pm.