SOSU's Potter Sets Record in Storm Loss

Southeastern's Olivia Potter set a Great American Conference record with 10 three point field goals, but it was not enough to lead the Savage Storm to a win as they fell in overtime to Harding 103-95 on Saturday afternoon in Bloomer Sullivan Arena.

The loss drops SE to 3-9 on the year and 1-5 in GAC play heading into a Jan. 14 home matchup with Oklahoma Baptist at 5:30 p.m.

Potter turned in the second-highest scoring out of any conference player this season, finishing with 38 on an 11-of-22 shooting performance overall and a 10-and-20 effort from behind the arc. She also added a 6-of-7 mark from the free throw line.

She was joined by a threesome of double-digit scorers with Kaylie Baxter turning in her second-best scoring outing of the year with 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting which included a 7-of-10 mark form long range.

Taylor Richards added 13 points in the effort, while Rachel Wallace chipped in 10.

Richards finished with a double-double after dishing out a season-best 11 assists on the night which is the second most in the GAC this season, leading the Storm to 26 assists as a team with Baxter adding five and Potter chipping in four.

SE shot 46.2 percent from the field overall and 46.2 percent from long range on 18-of-39 form three point range.

Wallace hauled in a team-best eight rebounds, while Baxter and Emem David added five each.

Southeastern overcame a double-digit fourth quarter deficit, trailing 67-56 a minute into the final quarter.

The Storm would close to within two three times over the quarter, but The Bisons held an 82-79 lead with just four seconds to play.

Richards was fouled and went to the line with three seconds left and hit the first and missed the second on purpose, grabbed her own rebound and was fouled going up with just one second to play.

She would drain both high-pressure shots and knot the game at 82-82.

The teams traded the lead in OT early, but a 13-3 run by HU would turn a one possession Storm lead into an 99-91 deficit with 32 seconds to play, with eight points holding to be the final margin.

SE took a 23-22 lead after one quarter, but went cold in the second 10 minutes and was outscored 24-8 and trailed 46-31 at halftime.

A 23-17 edge in the third quarter for the Storm would close the gap just enough to make a fourth quarter game tying run.



 
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