Quinnesha Turner, a senior point guard from Winterville, Ga., shoots between two defenders during a basketball game between Brenau University and LaGrange College on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in Gainesville, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)
Quinnesha Turner, a senior point guard from Winterville, Ga., shoots between two defenders during a basketball game between Brenau University and LaGrange College on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, in Gainesville, Ga. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

Brenau Golden Tigers basketball team hosts LaGrange College

Nov. 30, 2016
Brenau Staff

The Brenau Golden Tigers held off the LaGrange (Ga.) College Panthers 59-56 to win their seventh game of the season on Tuesday, Nov. 29 in Gainesville.

The game was a tale of two halves as the Golden Tigers closed out the first quarter with a 14-2 run to take a 21-10 lead into the second quarter. In the second quarter, the momentum continued for Brenau as seven different players scored, while the defense held the visitors to only five points in the period to give the home team a commanding 36-15 lead at halftime. In the fourth quarter, the Panthers went on a 25-7 run in the fourth quarter to make the score 57-52 with just under a minute to play. Kaylyn Brooks made two of four free throws in the last minute to hold off the visitors.

“This was a learning lesson for us,” said head coach Kris Stewart. “We played to our potential in the first half, but relaxed after getting a big lead.  Credit goes to LaGrange for playing hard down the stretch. We will learn from this and continue to improve.” Autumn Dodson led Brenau with 19 points, while Jasmine Knight added eight points, six steals, four assists and four rebounds.  Brooks added eight points. LaGrange’s Lauren Johnson led all scorers with 21 points.

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