Scots earn 8th-straigh 20-win season behind Senior Day victory, 60-47

Scots earn 8th-straigh 20-win season behind Senior Day victory, 60-47

Maryville College celebrated senior day on Saturday afternoon, as the Scots recorded their 20th win of the season, 60-47, over the Wesleyan College (Ga.) Wolves.

That key victory earns Maryville its eighth-consecutive season of recording 20 wins or more, beginning in 2009-10. The Scots' Head Coach Darrin Travillian has now had 20 wins in each of his head coaching season, recording seven straight while at the helm.

Both his mark of seven and the Scots' mark of eight rank as Maryville College records, as the 2016-17 seniors rank as only the 11th class in women's basketball school history to record 20 wins in each of their four seasons within the Orange and Garnet.

In the past four year, Lecretia Robbins, Mindy Brackins and Allyson Freiermuth have been a part of 94 wins at Maryville College. These three seniors have compiled a 94-18 mark, while holding a .839 winning percentage in their careers.

These three need only four wins to become the winningest class in school history, currently held by the 2016 seniors at 98 wins. All-American Mackenzie Puckett, Jordan Ballard, Joanna Young and Linley Dunn compiled a 98-20 mark in their storied careers.

On Saturday, however, Maryville clawed its way through the final three stanzas for the win. After outscoring Wesleyan, 23-9, in the first quarter, the Wolves outpaced the Scots 38-37 through the final three periods, cutting the lead to as low as 11 on numerous occasions.

Maryville took the win, however, 60-47, keeping their USA South record unblemished at 12-0.

The Scots (20-3) were led by the senior, Freiermuth, who scored 17 points. In her final regular season game inside Boydson Baird Gymnasium, Freiermuth pulled down nine boards to go with four blocks, three steals and a 7-of-11 night from the floor.

Amber Hudgens came in huge, pouring in a double-double with 12 points, a career high 15 rebounds, three assists and two blocks off the bench.

Lauren Biliter had 10 points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals, while Rachel Hawn and Haley Talbott had six points each. Madison Maples and Brittany Johnson had three points each, as Johson added four assists. Delaney Lowery had two points, while Robbins – a senior – had five rebounds, a block and a points for the night. Libby Garnder added four assists and a block for Maryville.

The Scots shot just 36.1 percent (22-of-61) on the night, while scoring five 3-pointers at a 23.8 percent clip. They had 20 assists on 22 made baskets, while out rebounding the Wolves, 48-32.

Wesleyan (2-18, 0-11 USA South) saw Justin Thigpen finish the night with 17 points, seven rebounds, four steals and two assists. Breyonna Raymond has 12 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals for the Wolves.

Maryville will finish the regular season on the road, as they travel to Salem College on Friday, Feb. 10 for a 6 p.m. tipoff. On Saturday, they will face Piedmont College at 4 p.m. in Demorest, Ga.