A strong third quarter and a 25-point complete performance by Klaire Varney helped the Maryville College women rally to defeat USA South rival Huntingdon College 69-60 in Montgomery, Alabama on Sunday evening.
Tied at 22-22 at the half, Maryville's Varney dropped 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting while recording three steals and four rebounds all in a third quarter that featured a 67% shooting effort (8-of-12) by the Scots. MC pulled away with a 25-16 quarter advantage and held on in the final stanza for a hard-fought league road victory.
Huntingdon (10-4, 4-3 USA South) was led by Alex Lowery's 22 points on 6-of-15 shooting including a 4-of-10 effort from beyond the arc. Shaonica Thomas added 15 points for the Hawks.
Maryville (6-8, 4-1 USA South) saw Varney finish 7-for-17 from the floor including a perfect 10-for-10 effort from the charity stripe. The sophomore from Crossville, Tennessee completed a double-double with a game-high 10 rebounds while adding five assists and eight steals. Erin Beasley tallied a dozen points after going 7-for-10 from the free throw line. Libby Gardner posted three assists and three steals while finishing with 10 points. Brooke McCurdy was strong off the bench with nine points and four rebounds. Kelley Wandell was strong in the paint with eight points and six boards.
Maryville will continue a tough league road swing on next Wednesday, January 9th in Demorest, Georgia. The Scots will challenge Piedmont College with a 6:00 p.m. scheduled tip-off.