Montgomery, AL – The Knights were entering tonight on a 4 game losing streak and looking to break that against the Auburn University-Montgomery Warhawks. The Warhawks have been struggling this season entering the game with a 3-14 record but coming off a win against the University of Montevallo.
The Knights in the first quarter would swap the lead with the Warhawks until 4 minutes left in the first. The Warhawks would end the first quarter with a 9 point lead with the score at 19-10. Tasicianna Taylor (SR/Macon, GA) and TyAsia Grayer (JR/Macon, GA) would be the only two Knight players that would score in the first quarter.
The second quarter would see the Knights offense heat up and Shaketa Hodges (SR/Macon, GA) would score the first 7 points for the Knights. The Knights would score a total of 23 points in the second quarter and would be able to tie it up going into halftime at 33-33.
The Knights offense would come back out in the third quarter and be able to put 20 more points up on the board. A total of 6 different Knights were able to score in the third to help stretch the lead out to 12 with less than 2 minutes left in the quarter. The Knights would head into the 4th quarter with a 7 point lead and the score at 53-46.
In the 4th quarter, the Knights would be able to stretch their lead out to 10 halfway through the quarter. The Warhawks at that point would start chipping away at the lead and would take a 3 point lead with 11 seconds left. The Knights would take the ball down and assist from Breanna Bryant (SR/Augusta, GA) would set up Shaketa Hodges to score a 3-pointer to tie the game with 4 seconds left and force it to overtime. In overtime, it would be a battle for the victory but the Warhawks would be able to capture the lead and win78-76.
Shaketa Hodges (18 points), TyAsia Grayer (15 points), Kianna Delas (SO/Toronto, Canada) (13 points), Tasicianna Taylor (12 points) would score in double figures and TyAsia Grayer would finish with a double-double with a total of 10 rebounds.
The Knights look to end their losing streak this Thursday against Brenau University at home.