The Lady Bulldogs hosted Virginia Intermont on Thursday night. Both teams were 3-2 in the AAC coming into the game, but VI was coming off a victory over Union College, while the Lady Bulldogs has just suffered a loss at Columbia.
Tennessee Wesleyan took an early led when Michelle Davis netted Wesleyan's first eight points and Cody Houck drained a "3" to go up 11-7. Heather Gibson had four points, followed by four straight 3-points baskets, two by Jaryn Davis and one each from Davis and Houck, to keep TWC in front, 27-23. The Lady Bulldogs continued to hold the lead at halftime, 38-31, when Alli Moreland and Michelle Davis added 3s to the board.
After 3 pointers by Alli Moreland and Jaryn Davis to open the second half, the Lady Cobras pulled to even the score at 46. The Lady Bulldogs pulled back ahead with a free throw by Courtney Gobble, six points by Michelle Davis and Cody Houck added five with five minutes to play.
Virginia Intermont pulled within three, 64-61, with 34 seconds left in the game. Michelle Davis pulled down a rebound, from a missed free throw shot by Heather Gibson, and was fouled. She sank both free throws to give the Lady Bulldogs a five point lead, which VI could not overcome in the final seconds.
The Lady Bulldogs travel to Milligan College on Saturday where they will take on the Lady Buffaloes who are currently leading the conference with a record of 6-0 in the Conference.