Womens Basketball: GC 64, Shenandoah 53
Winchester, Va. — Dione Eccles scored a game-high 21 points as Greensboro College won at Shenandoah, 64-53, on Saturday. With the win, GC Head Coach Jason Tuggle got his 100th career victory.
Eccles, who had 17 of her points in the first half, had five steals, three 3-pointers and was 7-14 from the field. Teammates Katie Freeman and Danielle Duncan each contributed 13 points for Greensboro.
The Pride used a big run late in the first half Saturday afternoon to key the win. Trailing 20-19 at the 7:11 mark, GC (10-5, 7-1) scored the game’s next 12 points to take a lead it would not relinquish against the Hornets (6-9, 4-4).
SU got to within seven for the last time at the 17:56 mark of the second on an Alexis Hargbol three-point play. Greensboro then pushed its advantage into double digits with a 4-0 run, and kept the lead at least 11 points until the final minute of the contest.
The Pride shot just 35.7 percent (25 for 70) for the game, but forced their hosts into 36 turnovers with 20 steals. GC scored 37 points off of those Hornet turnovers, including 22 in the first half.
Hargbol had 11 points and nine rebounds for Shenandoah.
Already the winningest women’s coach in Pride history, Tuggle now has 100-52 record in the midst of his sixth season.
GC record 10-5, 7-1 USAS; Streak W3; Up next @ CNU, 2/3, 2 p.m.
Mens Basketball: GC 60, Shenandoah 59
WINCHESTER, Va. – Adam Nicholson score 18 points and made clutch plays at game’s end as Greensboro College came from behind to defeat Shenandoah, 60-59, in a USA South game on Saturday.
Bruce Zamuel added 15 points and Josh Brown scored 10 and grabbed 10 rebounds for The Pride. RJ Smith contributed 10 points as well.
GC (9-9, 3-2 USA South) erased a two-point deficit in the final nine seconds to seal their sixth straight win over the Hornets (12-6, 2-3).
Trailing 59-57 with nine seconds left, Adam Nicholson made a steal on an SU inbounds pass and then was fouled as he attempted to make the game-tying layup. The officials ruled the foul intentional, giving GC the ball following Nicholson’s two free throws.
After Nicholson, the league’s leading scorer, made one of two from the line, the Pride had an in-bounds play to try and get off the game-winning shot. Nicholson was fouled on this play as well, and calmly made both of his free throws to give his club a one-point lead.
Shenandoah attempted to throw the ball the length of the court on the ensuing inbounds, but Brown intercepted the pass to secure the victory.
The GC win comeback tarnished a 22-point, 13-rebound performance by Jeremiah Lawrence. The last rebound, off his own miss with 13 seconds left, gave Lawrence a school record 899 for his career. He breaks the mark of 898 previously held by Al White ’96.
GC record 9-9, 3-2 USAS; Streak W2; Up next @ CNU, 2/3, 4 p.m.