Game Report: GTCC vs Lenior CC – Women’s Basketball

Posted by Press Release on March 1, 2013 at 7:14 am under College | Comments are off for this article


Lenior CC – 70
GTCC – 68

The GTCC Women’s basketball team closed out the home portion of their schedule with an exciting but disappointing 70 – 68 loss to Lenoir Community College.

The Titans got off to their traditional slow start, trailing by as many as 15 in the first half.

The lethargy continued in the first 5 minutes of the second half as the Lenoir lead ballooned to 19 at 42 – 23. Following a time out the Titans charged back. Led by Freshman Brittnee Roberts the Titans extended their pressure which resulted in some transition opportunities. GTCC finally caught Lenoir at 56 with 4:46 to play on a Carnique Marks 3 point play. The last 4 minutes was back and forth as Lenoir kept trying to pull away only to see the Titans respond.

Erin Fitzpatrick had a layup in traffic with 8 seconds to go. Fitzpatrick finished it despite a lot of contact only to not get a whistle.

The basket cut the lead to 1 at 69 – 68. GTCC put Lenoir on the line where they made 1 of 2 foul shots with 3 seconds to go. Brittnee Roberts shot from half court at the buzzer banged off the rim and GTCC fell to 16 – 13 overall.

Roberts had a huge game for the Titans. The Freshman from Forestview High School had 21 points, 12 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals. Erin Fitzpatrick (High Point Central) and Dana Gildea playing in their last home game for the Titans had 13 and 11 points and combined for 10 rebounds. Freshman Carnique Marks (Western Guilford) also had a double double with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Free throw shooting, which has been an achillies heel all year continued to bite the Titans as they made just 12 of 31 free throws. In a strange scheduling quirk due to a previous storm, the 2 teams will play again on Saturday at Lenoir to close out the regular season.

Lenoir CC 70
Marriott 4-3-12
Simpkins 6-5-17
Graham 4-4-15
McDuffie 2-12-16
Lewis 1-0-2
Jones 1-0-2
Davis 1-0-2
Hill 2-0-4
Totals: 21-24-70
Three Point Goals – 4 (Graham 3, Marriott)

GTCC 68
Chelsea Slentz 1-0-3
Monica Holliday 0-0-0
Tierra Lester 1-0-2
Carnique Marks 4-4-12
Samone Hairston 0-1-1
Sumer Kale 1-1-3
Shannon Buchanan 1-0-2
Brittnee Roberts 8-5-21
Erin Fitzpatrick 6-1-13
Dana Gildea 4-0-11
Totals: 26-12-68
Three Point Goals – 4 (Gildea 3, Slentz)

Submitted by Robert Allison


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