LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, Ga. – The Huntingdon men's basketball team battled Covenant for 40 minutes on Thursday but fell to the Scots 81-70.
Huntingdon led 38-35 at the half and never trailed by more than seven points until the final three minutes of the game. With Covenant leading 65-61 with 5:17 to play, the Scots pulled ahead to a 72-61 lead with 2:29 remaining.
Huntingdon (2-17, 0-8 USA South) cut the Scots' lead to six points three times in the final 1:03, the final time on a pair of Andre Ashley free throws that cut Covenant's lead to 76-60 with 23 seconds left. The Scots (11-10, 4-6 USA South) sealed the game with five free throws in the final 20 seconds.
Huntingdon returns to action at home on Saturday against Piedmont at 2 p.m.