FRANKLIN SPRINGS, Ga. - The Emmanuel College women's basketball team fell to Newberry College 70-56 on Friday night. This loss brings the Lions record to 2-3 overall.
Senior Ajah Taylor led the Lions with 9 points in a strong first half performance. After 20 lead changes, the Lions would trail 28-26 at halftime.
As the second half progressed, Junior Morgan Simmons would sink a shot from behind the arc to propel the Lions to a 29-28 lead. The Wolves wasted no time responding as they quickly got back on top and began to pull away. Newberry capitalized on 19 more rebounds than EC to help boost themselves to a 20 point lead late in the fourth quarter. EC would put up five unanswered points in the final minute, including a late three-pointer from Junior Brooke Whitaker, but it was too late. Newberry would walk away with the win, 70-56.
Next up, the Lions kick off conference play at home on Monday, November 25th against Erskine College.
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