HPU WBB Panthers Pour In Points Against Pride

Posted by Press Release on November 30, 2018 at 10:53 am under College | Comments are off for this article

• High Point University women’s basketball defeats visiting Greensboro College for an eighth consecutive time, hitting triple digits for the first game this season in a 102-50 victory
• Senior guard Emma Bockrath recorded her second double-double on the year, dropping 19 points and 10 boards over the course of the night
• Bre Davis and Lindsey Edwards’ set career-highs with six assists apiece, while freshman Skyler Curran set a new personal best with 21 points

HIGH POINT, N.C. – A dominant performance on both ends of the court led to a third straight home victory for the Panthers, as High Point University women’s basketball defeated visiting Greensboro College, 102-50, Thursday night (Nov. 29) at the Millis Center.

“It was a fun night and it’s always good when everyone contributes,” HPU head coach DeUnna Hendrix said. “I felt like we had balanced scoring from everyone. Defense is still something we are working on, but that will come with time, rotations and chemistry. We still have some kids trying to learn the system and we are still trying to figure out how we can take more pride in our 1-on-1 defense, but overall, I thought it was a good night.”

HPU would open up a lead in the early stages and never look back, as the home team stayed out in front of their opponents for the entirety of Thursday night’s 40 minutes. The Pride would make a game of it in the first quarter after falling behind 8-0, pulling back within a single point before the Panthers (3-3) took a 23-17 lead into the first break.

The Panthers shot an impressive 40.9 percent in the opening quarter and finished the half with a .400 team average. With seven steals in the second quarter alone, High Point collected 22 of their 51 points in the first half off of turnovers, holding onto a 13-point lead in the opening 20 minutes.

High Point picked up their perimeter shooting in the second half of play, knocking down eight from range in the final 20 minutes. Freshman Skyler Curran was responsible for three of those makes from beyond the arc, scoring 15 of her game-high 21 points in the second half.

Carrying a 76-46 lead into the final period, the Panthers coasted to their third straight win at home with an additional 28 points in the fourth. Five Panthers would finish in double-digits regarding points, while seven collected multiple steals in HPU’s eighth consecutive victory over neighboring Greensboro College.

>> High Point tallied a season-high in forced turnovers (33), assists (30), rebounds (53), steals (20) and three-pointers (13), in its largest margin of victory since last year’s opener against North Carolina Wesleyan (11/10/17)
>> The last time the Panthers scored over 100 points in a game was also against Wesleyan, which is also the last time the side had 20 or more steals as well
>> Skyler Curran (21) and Bria Gibson (12) both scored career-highs in points against the Pride on Thursday, with the former collecting personal bests in assists (5) and rebounds (5)
>> The Panthers are currently undefeated when playing in the Millis Center, outscoring opponents by an average of 38 points when playing at home this year

COMING UP NEXT
The Panthers will host UNCG on Saturday, Dec. 1, as the second half of a double-header with the HPU men’s basketball team. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. for the women, with the men’s squad kicking off at 2 p.m. against Eastern Kentucky.


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