Lady Hawks push home winning streak to 12 games

Hannah Parks had 10 points and three assists in Friday's 58-55 win over Covenant.
Hannah Parks had 10 points and three assists in Friday's 58-55 win over Covenant.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Huntingdon women's basketball team won a close conference game with Covenant College 58-55 on Friday night.

The win was the Lady Hawks' 12th straight at Roland Arena dating to last season.

In a game in which the largest lead was seven points, neither team led by more than four points in the final three quarters. Huntingdon played from behind for much of the third quarter before taking the lead for good early in the fourth quarter.

A layup by Juliette Harp tied the game 46-46 with 7:29 to play and a basket by Abiba Bernard put Huntingdon in front 48-46 with 5:23 left. From there, the Lady Hawks battled to maintain the lead.

Covenant pulled within a point four times in the final 5:07, the last time with seven seconds to play. Huntingdon's Alex Lowery sank two free throws with six seconds remaining to give Huntingdon a 58-55 lead. The Lady Hawks missed a pair of free throws with two seconds to play, but a last-second shot by Covenant was off the mark.

Harp, who leads Division III with 15 double-doubles this season, recorded her eighth straight double-double with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Harp also had four blocks. Hannah Parks added 10 points and three assists, Mia Hudson followed with nine points and three steals and Lowery finished with eight points and six rebounds.

 

Records: Huntingdon (11-5, 4-2 USA South); Covenant (5-9, 1-4 USA South)

Quick Facts: Huntingdon's 12-game home winning streak began almost a year ago with a 69-61 win over Covenant on Jan. 14, 2017. The 12-game streak is the second longest home winning streak for the Lady Hawks during the NCAA era and three short of the program's NCAA-era record.

Coming Up: Huntingdon hosts Maryville on Saturday at 2 p.m.