Greensboro College Pride Basketball Updates from Sunday:Pride Women Sail Over Mary Baldwin/Second Half Surge Lifts Pride Men To Road Victory At Pfeiffer

Posted by Press Release on January 29, 2018 at 10:55 am under College | Comments are off for this article

Pride Women Sail Over Mary Baldwin
Courtesy of Greensboro College Sports Information Director Wes Gullett

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College women’s basketball team sailed to 40-point victory over the Squirrels of Mary Baldwin University Sunday, 82-42.

With the game tied at 12 six minutes into the first period, Greensboro went on a 14-0 run that lasted into the second period to take a 26-12 lead. Rasheika Gregory got the run started with an old-fashion three-point play before Domonique McCoy, Laprecious England, Lauren Jenkins and A’Liyah Woods combined for 11 points.

Following the run, the Pride was able to extend their lead out to 21 points, following a 9-0 run, before taking a 46-24 lead into halftime.

Over the final 20 minutes of action, Greensboro found themselves holding a 25-point advantage early in the fourth period before pushing their lead to 77-37 with four minutes remaining. Kylee Barry, who finished with a game-high 16 points, sparked the run with five points.

During the 15-point run, the Pride connected on six of their 11 attempts for the field, while going a perfect two-for-two from the free-throw line.

The Squirrels were then able to pull within 77-42 with 1:30 to play before Sabria Joseph and Shamara Richardson combined for the game’s final five points to secure the victory.

“It was really good to get back on the winning side of things today,” Head Coach Randy Tuggle said. “We were able to get a lot of players involved in the game and they took a big step forward for us.”

Jenkins pulled down a game-high eight rebounds and tallied 12 points, while Katie Lewis and Gregory had 10 points each.

The Pride women will return to action at 7 p.m. Thursday when they travel to William Peace University. For more information on Greensboro College women’s basketball, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.

Second Half Surge Lifts Pride Men To Road Victory At Pfeiffer
Courtesy of Wes Gullette, GC SID

MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The Greensboro College men’s basketball team overcame a 24-point halftime deficit to top the Falcons of Pfeiffer University Sunday, 109-105.

The Pride offense struggled over the first seven minutes of action, which allowed the Falcons to establish a 24-10 lead.

After finding themselves facing the deficit, Greensboro was able to pull within nine points following a 17-12 run. During the run, Greensboro connected on six of their nine shots from the field, including two-of-three from the three-point line. Darus Maddox fueled the run with four points, while Cornelius Johnson, Daron Gipson and Justin Minnis each had one three-pointer.

Despite pulling to within single digits, the Pride was unable to hold the momentum over the final eight minutes of the half and went into halftime trailing by 24 points.

However, the Pride offense quickly came back to life in the second half.

Johnson quickly started the second-half scoring with an old fashion three-point play that sparked a 29-5 run to tie the game with 12:31 showing on the clock. Following the three-point play, Johnson went on a score eight more points, while Garrison hit on back-to-back three-point attempts before Minnis hit from long-range to tie the game at 73.

Pfeiffer was then able to regain a six-point advantage with 4:07 left to play, but the Pride would not back down.

Greensboro went on to pull within three points on two separate occasions down the stretch but the Falcons were able to maintain their advantage heading into the final 1:30 of the contest.

With 1:24 showing on the clock, Demetrius Tilley recorded his first basket of the game to pull the Pride to within four points before Gipson hit his third and final three-pointer of the afternoon to make the score 105-104 in favor of the Falcons.

Following the three-pointer, Gipson was able to record a steal on the defensive side of the floor and go coast-to-coast to put the Pride on top by one point, while also drawing the foul.

After Gipson converted on the three-point play attempt, Tilley sank two free throws with four seconds remaining to seal the victory.

“Outstanding win for our players,” Head Coach Bryan Galuski said. “If anyone wants the definition for teamwork, they need to watch how the Pride played in the second half.

“That was the greatest comeback I have ever been involved in. I am really happy for our players. They deserve it. This one was for you KJ.”

Johnson, who finished with a game-high 25 points and 11 rebounds, was one of five Greensboro players to score in double figures. Gipson finished with 23 points, while Garrison finished with 17 points. Minnis and Gatling had 11 and 10 points respectively.

The Pride men will return to action at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when they host the Panthers of Ferrum College. For more information on Greensboro College men’s basketball, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.


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