USA South WB Semis: Greensboro College Pride 64, SU 50/Finals 2pm today

Posted by Andy Durham on February 28, 2009 at 9:37 am under College | Comments are off for this article

Newport News, Va. – Danielle Duncan (Greensboro, NC/Ragsdale) scored a game-high 16 points and Kim Enoch (Mebane, NC/Bartlett Yancey) notched a double-double (11 points, 10 rebounds) as 18th ranked Greensboro College (26-1) defeated Shenandoah, 64-50, in a USA South semifinal game on Friday afternoon. Dione Eccles added 10 points for GC.

The Pride women’s basketball team (26-1) plays host CNU in USA South championship game this afternoon . Game time is 2 p.m. Greensboro seeks its 22nd straight win and has 31 wins over conference competition (dating back to last year). A win also puts The Pride in the postseason and would eclipse the most wins by a GC basketball team (the 1993-94 men’s team went 26-4). CNU beat Ferrum 77-63 in its semifinal game.

“We didn’t play very well Friday, but still won by 14 points, which isn’t too bad,” said GC Head Coach Jason Tuggle. “I felt like we always had the game under control. But we likely will need to play to bring home a championship.”

Neither club shot well in the contest. GC was 21-69 (30-percent) and SU made 17-69 (25 percent). The Hornets committed 27 turnovers and The Pride six fewer. Both teams had 55 rebounds.

The Pride led at halftime 36-25. Hornet Katherine Flint made a three-pointer with 13:34 left cut the lead 44-37, the closest SU would get in the final 20 minutes. A layup by Katie Freeman (Thomasville NC/East Davidson) gave Greensboro its biggest lead, 51-37, with 10:54 minutes remaining.

Nikki Wilborn (Graham NC/Graham) added nine points for Greensboro. All Pride players who entered the game scored.
Flint recorded a team-high 14 points for the Shenandoah. The Hornets closed their year with a 15-12 record.

The 6 p.m. semifinal contest features second seed CNU and Ferrum, the tournament’s third see. That FC-CNU victor plays The Pride in Saturday’s conference championship game.


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