GC Women’s Basketball Dealt 69-58 Setback Against Methodist

Posted by Press Release on February 7, 2013 at 6:54 am under College | Comments are off for this article

The Pride women’s basketball team ( 11-9 overall, 7-7 USA South) watched a second half lead slip away in a 69-58 home defeat to Methodist (15-6 overall, 10-4 USA South) on Wednesday.

Greensboro started slow, falling behind 9-0 3:50 into the game. The Pride rallied to pull within 13-11 midway through the first half. After the Monarchs briefly pushed the margin to six, Greensboro brought the gap back 19-17 with 5:09 left before going into the break down 24-23.

The Pride kicked off the second half with a lay-up by Bianca Richburg to take their first lead of the night at 25-24. Two free throws by Richburg at the 15:24 mark extended the lead to 32-29.

Methodist came back to tie the game at 32-32 before Jena Cabe scored six straight Greensboro points to grab a 38-34 advantage with 12:06 to play. The margin would hit its largest total at six points following a layup by Amber Hair with 8:35 showing on the clock.

The Monarchs would battle back again, this time evening the score at 48-48 and 50-50 before making a move to put the game away. Methodist would use a 17-1 run over the course of four minutes to take a commanding 67-51 lead with 1:04 to go in the game.

By the time The Pride recovered it was too late, as Greensboro finished the game on an 8-2 spurt but came up on the short end of a 69-58 final.

Richburg led all Greensboro scorers with 24 points to go along with a team high 14 rebounds. Cabe also finished in double figures in scoring with 11 points.

The Pride shot 38.9% from the field compared to 36.9% for the Monarchs. Greensboro also held a 43-38 edge in rebounding. However, The Pride committed 29 turnovers which led to 18 Methodist points. Greensboro was also outscored in transition 22-6.

The Pride will look to rebound at Christopher Newport on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Methodist vs Greensboro College
2/6/13 7:00 PM at Greensboro, NC (Hanes Gym)
At Greensboro, NC (Hanes Gym)

METHODIST – 69
GREENSBORO COLLEGE – 58

METHODIST (14-6, 9-4 USAS): Brianna Robinson 7-14 11-15 25; Iesha hayes 7-15 1-2 16; Christina Schrader 5-16 4-4 14; Emily Huneycutt 1-6 2-4 4; Courtney Woods 1-1 2-2 4; T.T. Taylor 1-5 0-0 2; Wylonda Surles 1-1 0-0 2; Chandler Christensen 1-5 0-0 2; Cynthia Jones 0-1 0-0 0; Ayanna Pegues 0-1 0-0 0; Allsion Dones 0-0 0-0 0; Miriya Bryant 0-0 0-0 0; Tearia Owens 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-65 20-27 69.

GREENSBORO COLLEGE (11-8, 7-6 USAS): Bianca Richburg 9-20 5-7 24; Jena Cabe 4-8 1-2 11; Stacy Hicks 2-7 0-1 5; Chevena Pickard 2-5 0-0 4; Amber Hair 2-4 0-1 4; Alicia Burr 2-3 0-2 4; Kamia Strickland 0-4 4-4 4; Lindsay Stevens 0-0 2-2 2; Jessica Kiernan 0-0 0-0 0; Abby Baity 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 21-54 12-19 58.

   Methodist.....................   24   45  -   69
   Greensboro College............   23   35  -   58

3-point goals–Methodist 1-3 (Iesha hayes 1-2; T.T. Taylor 0-1), Greensboro College 4-19 (Jena Cabe 2-6; Stacy Hicks 1-4; Bianca Richburg 1-5; Kamia Strickland 0-2; Abby Baity 0-2).
Fouled out–Methodist-None, Greensboro College-None.
Rebounds–Methodist 39 (Brianna Robinson 16), Greensboro College 43 (Bianca Richburg 14).
Assists–Methodist 10 (Iesha hayes 4), Greensboro College 15 (Abby Baity 3; Stacy Hicks 3).
Total fouls–Methodist 16, Greensboro College 22.
Technical fouls–Methodist-None, Greensboro College-None.


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