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2011-12 Women's Basketball Headlines

May 10, 2012
Huntingdon joins USA South Athletic Conference
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West announced today that Huntingdon will join the NCAA-Division III USA South Athletic Conference beginning in the fall of 2013. Huntingdon and Covenant College (Ga.) were approved as members at a meeting of the USA South presidents yesterday. Current USA South members are Averett University (Va.), Ferrum College (Va.), Greensboro College (N.C.), Mary Baldwin College (Va.), Meredith College (N.C.), Methodist University (N.C.), N.C. Wesleyan College (N.C.), William Peace University (N.C.), and the conference's newest members, LaGrange College (Ga.), Piedmont College (Ga.), and Maryville College (Tenn.).

April 17, 2012
2011-12 Huntingdon Athletic Awards

February 24, 2012
Huntingdon Lady Hawks end season in GSAC semis
LaGRANGE, Ga. – The Huntingdon women's basketball team came out strong during the early minutes of Friday's Great South Athletic Conference tournament semifinals. But a more than 10-minute scoring lull and a dominant Maryville team proved too much for the Lady Hawks in a 74-40 loss.

February 23, 2012
Nine Lady Hawks earn GSAC recognition
DECATUR, Ga. – It’s been a breakthrough season for the Huntingdon women’s basketball team. Coming off a nine-win season in 2011 and a five-win season in 2010, the Lady Hawks are 16-10 entering Friday’s Great South Athletic Conference semifinals. With the release of the GSAC All-Conference awards on Thursday, nine Lady Hawks were recognized for their athletic and academic accomplishments.

February 22, 2012
Lady Hawks basketball advances to GSAC semifinals for first time since 2009
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon used a second-half push to knock off Spelman in the first round of the Great South Athletic Conference tournament on Tuesday night. The Lady Hawks scored 36 points in the final 16 minutes to take a 68-47 win at Roland Arena. Huntingdon (16-10) advances to the GSAC semifinals on Friday in LaGrange. This is the Lady Hawks’ first appearance in the GSAC semifinals since 2009, when Huntingdon lost to Maryville in the tournament championship.

February 20, 2012
Seeding released for men’s and women’s GSAC basketball tournaments
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Great South Athletic Conference released the official seeding for the 2012 GSAC basketball tournament late Sunday night. Both the Huntingdon men’s and women’s teams are the No. 4 seed for their tournaments.

February 18, 2012
Lady Hawks fall to Piedmont in final regular-season game
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon women’s basketball team closed out the regular season with an 89-63 loss to Piedmont on Saturday. Huntingdon (15-10, 10-6 Great South Athletic Conference) hung with Piedmont (21-4, 13-3 GSAC) in the first half and trailed 33-26 at halftime. But Piedmont took control in the final 20 minutes. The Lady Lions scored 56 points in the second half.

February 15, 2012
Slow start costs Lady Hawks in loss to LaGrange
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon women’s basketball team fell behind in the first half and couldn’t recover Wednesday night against LaGrange. LaGrange led by 13 at the half and knocked off Huntingdon 90-80 at Roland Arena. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Lady Hawks (15-9, 10-5 Great South Athletic Conference).

February 12, 2012
Lady Hawks basketball uses big second half to get by Spelman
ATLANTA, Ga. – For the second time in two days, the Huntingdon women’s basketball team used a 50-point half to take control of a game. Huntingdon scored 51 points in the final 18 minutes to rally past Spelman for an 83-71 win on Sunday. A day earlier, the Lady Hawks used a 52-point first half in a win over Salem.

February 11, 2012
Lady Hawks basketball cruises to 14th win of the season
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Huntingdon Lady Hawks scored 52 points in the first half and took an 83-61 win over Salem College on Saturday. The Lady Hawks (14-8, 9-4 Great South Athletic Conference) built a quick lead and emptied the bench, with only one starter playing more than 18 minutes. The reserves accounted for 44 points in the game.

February 8, 2012
Lady Hawks score season-high 80 points to pick up 13th win
LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga. – The Huntingdon women’s basketball team turned in its best scoring performance of the season on Wednesday. The Lady Hawks jumped on Covenant early and beat the Lady Scots 80-64. The 80-point effort is the highest scoring output for the Lady Hawks since an 83-82 overtime loss to Rust in Nov. 2009.

February 4, 2012
Huntingdon women’s basketball falls at Maryville
MARYVILLE, Tenn. – Maryville pulled away late in the first half and knocked off Huntingdon 70-47 on Saturday.

February 1, 2012
Lady Hawks rally past Agnes Scott for key GSAC win
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon women’s basketball team needed a spark Wednesday night. Hosting Great South Athletic Conference rival Agnes Scott, Huntingdon had played from behind much of the night. But something changed in the final five minutes. Huntingdon pushed ahead of the Scotties and hung on to win 62-58.

January 31, 2012
Huntingdon women come alive late for GSAC win on the road
MACON, Ga. – The Huntingdon women’s basketball team fell behind early Tuesday night but rallied for a 69-55 win over Wesleyan. The Lady Hawks (11-7, 6-3 Great South Athletic Conference) trailed 33-26 at halftime before tying the game midway through the second half and pulling away late.

January 28, 2012
Huntingdon women’s basketball comes up short at Piedmont
DEMOREST, Ga. – The Huntingdon women’s basketball battled Piedmont from start to finish on Saturday. But in the end the Lady Hawks came up short, 78-72.

January 21, 2012
Huntingdon women knock off Covenant for 10th win of the season
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon sophomore Sekal Ousley and her teammates were determined not to have a letdown against Covenant College on Saturday. Coming off a win against then-conference leader LaGrange on Wednesday, the Lady Hawks were on guard against complacency. Still, Huntingdon found itself in an eight-point hole in the second half. The Lady Hawks shook off the deficit and pulled away late for a 72-63 win.

January 18, 2012
Huntingdon women knock off GSAC leader LaGrange
LaGRANGE, Ga. – Huntingdon women’s basketball coach Buzz Phillips wanted to see how his team would respond Wednesday night. Coming off back-to-back losses to Great South Athletic Conference rivals Maryville and Agnes Scott, the Lady Hawks bounced back with a 74-67 win over conference leader LaGrange.

January 16, 2012
Huntingdon women lose at Agnes Scott
DECATUR, Ga. – The Huntingdon women’s basketball team slipped on the road Monday night at Agnes Scott. The Lady Hawks led for much of the first half and were in the game until the final minutes, but the Scotties pulled away late for a 63-47 win.

January 14, 2012
Lady Hawks lose tough battle with Maryville
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon women were tested Saturday afternoon at Roland Arena. Hosting Great South Athletic Conference rival Maryville College, the Lady Hawks knew they would have to play one of their best games to knock off the Scots and keep their winning streak alive. Huntingdon came up a little short, losing 66-57 and snapping a five-game winning streak. But head coach Buzz Phillips was impressed with the intensity and the attitude of his team.

January 12, 2012
Freshman forward powers Lady Hawks to third conference win
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon freshman Patricia Pickens wasn’t expecting to have a breakout game against Spelman College on Wednesday. When she came off the bench five minutes into the game, Pickens was just trying to help rally her team. By the end of the night, the 5-foot-7 forward had done both. Pickens finished with a career-high 19 points and six steals and matched her career-best with seven rebounds to help Huntingdon knock off Spelman 74-58 at Roland Arena.

January 7, 2012
Strong start propels Lady Hawks past GSAC rival Salem
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon senior LaTerial Williams opened the scoring in both halves as the Lady Hawks knocked off Salem College 60-49 on Saturday at Roland Arena. Williams hit a 3-pointer to help Huntingdon start the game with a 16-0 run. A Williams field goal opened the second half and a 26-6 run that helped put the game away.

January 5, 2012
Sharpshooting freshman leads Lady Hawks to third straight win
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon freshman Chelsea Graham has been learning the system and gaining the confidence of her teammates this season. An accurate shooter from the perimeter, Graham’s 3-point prowess has been on display since Game 1. Ten games into the season, Graham has become an important part of the Huntingdon offense. The 5-foot-4 guard hit five 3s Thursday night to help Huntingdon knock off Pensacola Christian 65-44.

January 4, 2012
Huntingdon women win GSAC opener
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon women’s basketball coach Buzz Phillips wasn’t pleased with the way his team started Wednesday night. Phillips saw too much complacency during the early minutes of the Lady Hawks’ Great South Athletic Conference opener against Wesleyan College. While the end result was a 64-31 Huntingdon win, Phillips hopes his team has gotten the message about being ready to play.

December 31, 2011
Williams leads Lady Hawks past Rust in Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon senior LaTerial Williams calmly stepped to the free-throw line. With 20 seconds remaining and a one-point lead against Rust College on Saturday, Williams knew what was at stake. The Lady Hawks had played too hard to allow another close game to get away. The Gadsden native sank both of her free throws, watched teammate Kyra Holiday sink a free throw with four seconds left and then enjoyed the 55-51 victory in the final game of the Huntingdon College Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

December 31, 2011
Huntingdon College Coaches vs. Cancer Classic comes to a close
The 2011 Huntingdon College Coaches vs. Cancer Classic wrapped up a successful run on Saturday. Huntingdon's Roland Arena hosted 15 women's games during the course of three days to help raise funds to fight cancer.

December 29, 2011
Huntingdon rally falls short in second half against Millsaps
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon Lady Hawks didn't get the final result they wanted on Thursday against Millsaps College. Despite the 60-56 loss, Huntingdon head coach Buzz Phillips was encouraged by what he saw from his team during the first day of the Huntingdon College Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

December 28, 2011
Lady Hawks falter in second half against Emory
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon women’s basketball team played Emory tough for the first half on Wednesday. But Emory was too much for the Lady Hawks in the final 20 minutes. The Eagles turned a seven-point halftime lead into an 80-48 victory.

December 20, 2011
Huntingdon Lady Hawks set to host Coaches vs. Cancer Classic
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon College women’s basketball team will host its Coaches vs. Cancer Classic on Dec. 29-31. This isn’t the first time Huntingdon has hosted a Coaches vs. Cancer tournament, but this will be the largest one yet at Roland Arena. This year’s tournament consists of 15 teams from nine states.

December 16, 2011
Lady Hawks stumble at Rust College
HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – The Huntingdon women’s basketball team matched Rust College for most of the first half on Friday. But a Rust run late in the first half put Huntingdon in a hole and helped the Bearcats take a 70-54 win. Rust (6-8) used a 16-point run in the final 5:14 of the first half to turn a one-point game into a 10-point game at the half. The Bearcats extended the lead in the second half.

December 10, 2011
Second-half surge sparks Lady Hawks
MADISONVILLE, Tenn. – The Huntingdon women’s basketball team got off to a slow start on Saturday at Hiwassee College. Playing for the first time since Nov. 29, the Lady Hawks built an eight-point lead at the half. A strong start in the second half broke the game open and propelled Huntingdon to a 79-44 win.

November 29, 2011
Huntingdon women’s basketball wins home opener
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Huntingdon women’s basketball head coach Buzz Phillips was glad to see his Lady Hawks win their first home game of the season. But Phillips wasn’t happy with Huntingdon’s execution in Tuesday’s 78-64 victory over Judson College at Roland Arena.

November 27, 2011
Huntingdon women’s basketball loses at Millsaps
JACKSON, Miss. – The Huntingdon women’s basketball team battled Millsaps evenly Sunday afternoon but came away with a 72-66 loss.

November 22, 2011
Huntingdon women’s basketball wins on the road to open season
PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Huntingdon women's basketball team built a double-digit lead in the first half and knocked off Pensacola Christian 66-40 on Tuesday. The Lady Hawks (1-0) pulled away early in the second half and were able to substitute freely the remainder of the game.

November 21, 2011
Huntingdon women’s basketball opens season at Pensacola Christian
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon women’s basketball team has been working hard in the preseason and is looking for continued improvement this year. With three seniors and 10 returning players, the Lady Hawks are excited as they enter the season.