MARSHALL, Texas - Austin College led by as many as 11 points but East Texas Baptist battled back and handed the 'Roos a 61-60 loss thanks to a three-point play with under 10 seconds to go. Austin College falls to 2-2 overall this year with the loss.
Ann Savage knocked down 6-of-11 three pointers to lead all scorers with 19 points, adding three rebounds and three assists. However, she was also the only Austin College player to reach double-digits in the scoring column as the 'Roos shot just 41.5% from the field as a team and committed 24 turnovers. Austin College fell behind 7-2 early but controlled the rest of the first half. The 'Roos would head into the break leading 29-24.
In the third quarter, a bucket by Kendra Rainey made it a 39-29 lead but ETBU scored 10 in a row to square things up. Jessica Atwell's three-point play just before the end of the quarter sent Austin College into the fourth leading 42-39. The teams traded baskets throughout the fourth quarter, and Addy Walling's three with 2:23 to play gave Austin College a 59-56 lead. Savage hit one of two free throws to put the 'Roos ahead 60-58 with 17 seconds remaining, but ETBU's Sydney Saxton got into the lane and scored while drawing a foul with just eight seconds left. Saxton hit the free throw, and Savage's last-second attempt missed.