The Maryville College men's basketball team dropped their third consecutive USA South challenge with an 85-83 home loss to LaGrange College on Saturday afternoon.
A last second shot by LaGrange's Dustin Baxter dished by point guard Kyron Anderson hit nothing but net and the Panthers battled back from a ten point second half deficit to win their second game against the Scots this season.
Maryville's Spencer Shoffner sent the Scots to halftime with a 44-37 advantage following a buzzer beating trey.
MC hit 52% of their shots for the game but LaGrange kept pace by scoring 23 points off 19 Maryville turnovers. The Panthers also countered with a 56% shooting effort from the field including a 50% rate from beyond the arc.
The Scots had a seven point lead with 2:22 remaining. Three consecutive MC turnovers and LaGrange conversions led to a game tying three-pointer by Kyron Anderson with 34 seconds remaining. A missed jumper and LaGrange timeout led to Baxter's final shot heroics.
LaGrange (8-8, 2-6 USA South) was paced by Patrick Dugger's 23 points. The Panther's post player was 10-for-15 from the field. Kyron Anderson went 8-for-14 including a 3-for-3 effort from beyond the arc for 20 points while dishing out six assists. Marcus Vaughn pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.
Maryville (7-11, 3-7 USA South) used a 22 point outing from Spencer Shoffner. The freshman deposited 6-of 11 three-pointers for 22 points to lead the Scots. Jaumonee Byrd sank 15 points while sophomore guard Christian Ford added 14 points while dishing out a game-high nine assists.
The Scots will now prepare for a non-conference mid-week road game at Covenant College on Wednesday. Tip-off is slated for 8:00 p.m. in Lookout Mountain, Georgia.