Maryville's second half outburst overwhelms Centre, 66-50

Maryville's second half outburst overwhelms Centre, 66-50

A huge second half lifted Maryville College over Centre College on Saturday afternoon, as the Scots completed the Lee's Famous Recipe/Hampton Inn Classic 66-50 win over host Centre College.

MC outscored the Colonels, 36-21 in the second half, as Maryville tallied a 17-9 third-quarter score. The Scots moved to 4-1 on the season with the victory.

"We had a really nice bounce back performance today," Head Coach Darrin Travillian said. "Our entire roster contributed winning plays on both ends."

Maryville saw a trio of players score in double figures, as Courtney Carruthers led the way with a 20-point outing.

MC held a one-point lead at the half, 30-29, as the Scots had just eight first-half field goals. Maryville shot 40 percent in the first two periods, going 8-of-20. MC was 3-of-7 from beyond the arc.

Centre shot 13-of-30 in the first half, as eight second-chance points on five offensive rebounds kept the Colonels close.

Centre led 22-6 inside the paint in the first 20 minutes.

Maryville's third quarter would separate the two squads, before the Scots took the 16-point victory.

The Scots shot 13-of-24 for a 54.2 percent effort in the second half alone.

Maryville (4-1) shot 21-of-44 for the game, with a 47.7 percent clip. The Scots posted a 6-of-15 effort from beyond the arc, while totaling 18 points from the charity stripe.

MC outrebounded the Colonels 41-30 in the non-conference bout.

Carruthers had another big performance, tallying 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting. She was 3-of-8 from beyond the arc with two assists, two steals and a rebound.

Shelby Hix had 13 points and eight rebounds with an assist, while Klaire Varney had 11 points and seven rebounds with a pair of assists and steals.

Abbi Joseph had six points, four rebounds and two assists off the bench, as Elsa Eckenrod had six points and five rebounds. Libby Gardner and Kelley Wandell had four points each, while Holland Jerrolds had two points and three rebounds.

Centre (1-2) shot 21-of-61 (34.4 percent) from the floor. MC held the Colonels to just three treys on a 14.3 percent effort.

Kat Wilson led Centre with 19 points and five rebounds, while Abigail Wehby had 12 points, six rebounds and four assists.

Maryville will have the Thanksgiving holiday off, before they travel to Lexington, Ky. for the Transylvania Classic. MC will face off with the host Pioneers on Friday, Nov. 29 with an 8:00 p.m. tipoff.