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Wednesday January 16th, 2019 8:11AM

Lady Lions rout LaGrange, remain unbeaten in USA South

By AccessWDUN

DEMOREST — The Piedmont College women's basketball team rolled past LaGrange, 80-57, on Wednesday night at Cave Arena.

Already up 10 points heading into the second quarter, the Lady Lions (10-3, 4-0 USA South) used a furious second-quarter run to extend its lead to 25 points at the half.

From there, they never looked back, as the Panthers (5-6, 1-3 USA South) were unable to close the gap in the final 20 minutes.

Three Lions scored in double figures, led by standout junior Amari Price, who tallied 16 points to go with five rebounds and four assists. Jatasia Bailey added 15 points and four assists of her own while Kelly Ackerman added 14.

Piedmont jumped on LaGrange early, holding a 20-5 lead before a Panthers run cut their deficit to just 10 headed into the second period.

The Lady Lions used their defense to spark a 21-5 run over the last six minutes of the first half to take control of the game heading into the locker room.

The teams played even in the second half, with both tallying 30 points. The Lions led by as many as 26 points midway through the fourth quarter as they sealed their fourth straight victory.

Up next, Piedmont is back on the road looking to remain unbeaten in conference play. The team is back in action this Saturday, Jan. 5 at 3 p.m. against Huntingdon.

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