Dominant fourth quarter leads Piedmont women to 79-54 win over Greensboro

(Photo by Dale Zanine)

SALEM, Va. – Thanks to a dominant fourth quarter, the Piedmont women’s basketball team coasted to a 79-54 win over Greensboro Saturday. With a five-point lead heading to the final period, the Lions left no doubt, outscoring the Pride 25-5 in the final 10 minutes.

In the first quarter, Piedmont fell behind early, but not for long. After a tight battle through the opening minutes, the Lions used a 7-0 run near the end of the first quarter to take a 24-19 lead into the second.

It was close through the second quarter as the Lions held the edge at the half, 40-34. Laken Stiles led Piedmont in the first half with 15 points, including going 6-of-8 from the free throw line.

The third quarter was the only time the Pride outscored the Lions taking the edge 15-14, but the fourth was all Piedmont, as was the final score line.

Four Lions scored 13 or more, led by Laken Stiles, who posted a career-high 22 points.

Up next, the Lions will face Stevenson in the Roanoke Classic in the championship game on Sunday at 3 p.m.

–Piedmont left no doubt in the fourth quarter outscoring Greensboro 25-5.

Laken Stiles scored 22 points for a new career-high mark to lead all scorers in the game.
–Both Andelin Hill and Kennedi Henson added 16 points as well.

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