Second Half Dominance Gives Lady Lions the Victory

Maria Allocco, Staff Writer

Montgomery, Ala. – The Piedmont Lady Lions pulled out a great victory Saturday evening to beat Huntingdon 59-53.

This game was the Lions opener to conference play to break a two-game losing streak. The Lions offense started off shaky, but prevailed in the second half when it was needed the most. Piedmont held the Hawks to 33 percent shooting and outscored them 31-19 in the second half. 

Klaire Varney led the way for the Lady Lions with 17 points. Livia Skinner had a second half performance to cap off her night with 16 points, and knocking down two of her three three-point attempts. 

The Lions started off the game cold, as they made only 2- of-17 from the floor in the first quarter. However, the team was able to cut the deficit to six going into the second quarter. 

Varney had a performance of her own as she hustled on both sides of the ball and scored nine points, while holding Huntingdon to just nine points.

Starting the third quarter, Piedmont took control of the game until the final whistle. Skinner quickly got heated up after banking in a three-pointer attempt as the shot clock went off to give the lions a 39-33 lead. 

In the fourth quarter, Huntingdon had the deficit cut to two points at one point, but Piedmont went on a small run for the score to be 57-45. The final score of the contest was 59-53. 

The Lady Lions will return home on Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. vs Maryville College after a long stretch of away games.