DEMOREST, Ga. – The Huntingdon women's basketball team used a big first half to take control and beat Piedmont 75-59 on Saturday.
The victory pushed Huntingdon's overall winning streak to eight games and the Lady Hawks' winning streak on the road to 11 games. Both streaks are NCAA-era records for the program.
T.I. Duncan finished with nine points, six rebounds and three assists and Mia Hudson had eight rebounds and three assists. Kassidy Crawford had a team-high four assists and Hannah Parks finished with five rebounds and three blocks.
Huntingdon (18-4, 11-3 USA South) overcame a slow start and began to come around midway through the first half. After falling behind 9-2 in the first six minutes of the game, the Lady Hawks outscored Piedmont 34-15 in the final 14 minutes of the first half.
Huntingdon trailed 17-14 after one quarter before taking the lead for good in the second quarter. A basket by Whetstone with 7:59 left in the first half gave the Lady Hawks their first lead of the game.
A basket by Thomas pushed Huntingdon's lead to double digits in the final minute of the first half. The Lady Hawks led 36-24 at halftime. In the third quarter, Piedmont (19-5, 13-2 USA South) pulled within eight points before Huntingdon pulled away for good.
Huntingdon led by double digits for the final 11:57 of the game and built as much as an 18-point lead four times.
Records: Huntingdon (18-4, 11-3 USA South); Piedmont (19-5, 13-2 USA South)
Series History -- Saturday's 16-point win was largest margin of victory for Huntingdon against Piedmont in the history of the 33-game series. The win was the Lady Hawks' second at Piedmont and the sixth overall in the series.
Eleven conference wins and counting – Saturday's win was the 11th conference victory of the season, setting a new mark for the Lady Hawks in the USA South. Huntingdon's previous best conference record was 10-4 during the 2016-17 season. With two conference games remaining, the Lady Hawks are 11-3 this season.
Coming Up: Huntingdon hosts Agnes Scott on Wednesday at 6 p.m.