Maryville College lost in heartbreaking fashion on Thursday night, as the Brevard College Tornados ended their nine-game win streak, 79-78.
The squad saw eight lead changes and five ties over the final 6:57 of the game, before Jamarquis Johnson would drain a long trey from Levi Lamb with 3.9 second left for the win.
The Scots weren't able to overcome 21 points off 15 turnovers in the contest, as the Tornados won the battle in the paint, 34-25, in the non-conference game.
Brevard would start the game on an 8-0 run, extending that to a 10-2 march earn in the first 5 minutes of action.
The Scots would claw back, however, taking a 13-11 lead on a Chris Watson trey with 12:47 remaining in the half. A Daquan Summers' lay-in with 10:25 to go would make it 15-14, before the Tornados would embark on an 11-2 run.
With 4:17 left, a Cannon Lamb jumper would give Brevard its biggest lead, 31-21. A 9-0 Maryville march would cut it to one, 31-30, before the Tornados would take a 34-32 lead to the half.
In the second half, Maryville would tie the game twice before Kaleb Estes would give Maryville its first lead in 18:02 – since the 10:25 mark of the first half – with a pair of free throws. The Scots led 44-42 with 12:37 left, but Brevard wasn't done.
A trio of charity tosses with 11:54 by Jamarquis Johnson would give Brevard back the lead, as they would extend it back to six with 10:10 left.
Free throws by Dante Hoppa and Estes would knot the game at 61-all with 6:57 left.
Over the next 4:50, the teams would trade the lead five times and tie a trio of occasions.
A Calvin Songster jumper with 2:10 led would give the Scots a 73-71 lead, before a Stevie Williams' old-fashioned 3-pointer would give Brevard the lead again, 74-73.
Songster would sink a pair of charity tosses, before a driving baseline slam by Emier Bowman would give Maryville a three-point lead, 77-74. The teams would trade free throws, as the Scots clung to a 78-76 lead with 18 ticks remaining.
Johnson's heroics would take over, however, as Brevard would take the thriller, 79-78.
Maryville (11-4) was led by Emanuelle Garcia's 14 points off the bench. He was tallied four of MC's seven treys on the night, as both Hoppa and Songster added 12 points each.
Hoppa had a double-double with 10 rebounds, an assist and a block, while Bowman had 11 points, three rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block. Summers also had 11 points, as Estes added seven points. Colt Nokes had seven rebounds and six points, as Chris Watson and Tanner Spalding added three and two.
Maryville shot 40.4 percent (23-of-57), while going 25-of-31 (80.6 percent) from the free-throw line. They outrebounded Brevard, 40-30.
The Tornados (3-9) shot 26-of-55 (47.3 percent) from the floor, while going 7-of-20 from the arc. Williams and Johnson each had 16 points, as Levi Lamb and Cannon Lamb had 13 apiece.
Maryville will return home this weekend, as they host USA South foe Averett University at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20.
On Sunday, the Scots take on Pfeiffer University at 3 p.m. The Falcons are currently undefeated (11-0), while scoring more than 100 points in each of their contests this season.