Varney has career night as Scots' fourth-quarter rally falls just short, 67-65

Varney has career night as Scots' fourth-quarter rally falls just short, 67-65

Maryville College's fourth-quarter rally fell just short on Tuesday night, as the Scots fell to Sewanee, 67-65.

MC's Klaire Varney had a career night during the game, as the sophomore deposited a career high 26 points. Varney's previous best was 11 points against Wesleyan College (Ga.) last season.

Varney went 10-of-12 at the free throw line, while she tallied five rebounds, three steals and a pair of assists.

Maryville trailed by just two at the half, 26-24, before the Tigers rallied in the third quarter to take a 49-43 lead. The Scots fell behind by as many as 11 in the opening minutes of the fourth, before they rallied to knot the game.

Maryville scored nine unanswered to cut it to two, 57-55, before a Varney lay-in tied things at 59-all. Ellie Treanton posted a lay-in, as Kelley Wandell again tied it at 61 with a pair of charity tosses. The Scots would tie it four times in the later part of the fourth, before Sewanee would go 2-for-4 from the free-throw line to earn the win.

Maryville College (0-2) was led by Varney's career performance. She had a pair of treys, as Elsa Eckenrod tallied a double-double for Maryville. Eckenrod had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Erin Beasley and Wandell had six points each, as Catherine Upshaw added five off the bench.

Libby Gardner had three points, three assists, two steals and a rebound for Maryville, while Brooke McCurdy and Shelby Hix each had three points off the bench.

Maryville shot 19-of-49 (38.8 percent) for the game from the field, as they shot 36.4 percent (8-of-22) from beyond the arc. The Scots went 19-of-23 (82.6 percent) from the free-throw line.

Sewanee (5-2) outrebounded Maryville 31-26, as they shot 52.0 percent (26-of-50) from the floor. They tallied six treys at 31.6 percent clip.

The Tigers had 30 points in the paint to 20 from MC on the night.

Treanton led Sewanee with 17 points and five rebounds, while Sue Kim had 10 points and five rebounds. Lakeisha Phillips had nine points and seven rebounds for the Tigers.

Maryville College will look next to the Julie Costello Memorial Classic presented by Barleycorn's on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24-25.

The Scots will tip off against No. 5 Thomas More College at 4 p.m. on Saturday.