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Strong Finish Lifts Furman Past College Of Charleston, 70-67

Strong Finish Lifts Furman Past College Of Charleston, 70-67

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Tierra Hodges' offensive rebound and basket with 18 seconds remaining in the game gave Furman the lead, and Le'Jzae Davidson's two free throws 12 second later provided the final points in Furman's 70-67 victory over the College of Charleston in women's basketball action Saturday afternoon at TD Arena.

The Paladins (3-3) trailed 62-58 with just over three minutes remaining before rallying behind Davidson, who scored 19 of her game high 25 points in the second half to pace Furman.

The Paladin junior drained a pair of three throws and assisted on a Celena Taborn layup that tied the game at 62-62 with two minutes to go.

Davidson's jump shot at the 1:10 mark gave the Paladins a 66-64 lead, but it didn't last as the Cougars' Tyler Collins drained a 3-pointer to put CofC ahead, 67-66 with 42 seconds on the clock.

Furman's ensuing possession yielded a missed jumper by Jarya Outten, but Hodges collected the miss and put home the layup to give the Paladins the lead for good.

Collins was whistled for a charge on the Cougars' possession, leading to Davidson's two free throws that gave Furman the three-point advantage.  Collins then missed the potential game 3-pointer as time expired.

Davidson's 25 points came on 8-of-19 shooting, including 5-of-13 makes from 3-point range.  She also converted all four free throw chances.

Taborn connected on 8-of-11 shots and a free throw.

Furman shot 40.3 percent from the field (25x62) and registered a 43-32 rebounding advantage.

The Paladins led 27-23 late in the second quarter before CofC put together a 17-6 run that carried into the thrid quarter for a 40-33 lead — the Cougars largest of the contest.

Furman responded with a 12-2 charge, aided by Taylor Petty's six points and a Davidson 3-pointer that put the Paladins ahead, 45-42, with 1:28 remaining in the third quarter.

The Cougars were paced by Darien Huff's 20-point performance.

Furman plays host to UNC Asheville next Friday in a 7:00 p.m. game.