AMERICUS, Ga.- Chanice Whitton scored a career high 16 points to lead the Georgia Southwestern women's basketball team to a 85-63 win over Flagler College Monday night in the Storm Dome.
GSW improved to 9-3 overall and 4-1 in the Peach Belt Conference, their best PBC start, while Flagler College moved to 2-10, 0-5 PBC.
The Lady 'Canes went on a 13 point run to take an 11 point lead with 6:42 remaining in the first quarter. Brittany Grant started it off with a jump shot, Kris Beckham put in two free throws, Shanya Jones made a lay up, Grant had a 3-pointer and Whitton made two layups to finish it off.
Flagler was able to close in on the lead by five points at the end of the first and tied the game 20-20 two minutes into the second quarter.
Whitton put in a jump shot and a layup to take a four point lead and Flagler put in a 3-pointer to trail by one. Beckham made a 3-pointer and layup to take a six point lead with five minutes remaining.
After Flagler put in a layup Figgers made a 3-pointer and Aleah Holden had a layup to head into halftime up 42-29.
Despite scoring 22 points in the third quarter Flagler entered the last quarter down 65-51.
The Lady 'Canes kept up their momentum and held Flager to just 12 points in the fourth quarter. GSW took their largest lead of 25 points with 22 seconds left but Flagler made a 3-pointer in the final 11 seconds to fall by 22.
For the third time this season Figgers scored 14 points coming in off the bench. Hall recorded 12 points and Whitton picked up nine rebounds.
The Lady Hurricanes are on the road Wednesday to play PBC foe Montevallo at 6:30 p.m.