courtesy of Charles Welch(Northwest Guilford HS) East Carolina University SID for women’s basketball…..
Womenâ€™s Hoops Tallies Exhibition Win, 114-60
Six Pirates Score In Double Figures
GREENVILLE, N.C. â€“ Senior Allison Spivey(High Point Central High School) led six East Carolina players in double
figures with 21 points while the Pirates forced 49 turnovers and recorded 27 steals
to highlight a 114-60 exhibition win over Mount Olive Saturday night at Minges
Coliseum. Had the game counted as a regular season or postseason affair, the Pirates
would have fallen just two points shy of setting a school record for points scored
in a game.
The contest featured 51 combined fouls as the Trojans committed 29, allowing ECU to
convert 31 of its 40 free throw attempts. The Pirates also held the advantage in
field goal percentage, firing at a 47.4 clip as compared to a 45.7 mark for the
visitors. East Carolina dominated the glass, outrebounding Mount Olive 43-26. The
Pirates ended the evening with additional advantages in assists (23-12), three-point
field goals made (9-6), free throws made (31-20) and steals (27-4).
Complementing Spiveyâ€™s output were Chareya Smith and Crystal Wilson, who dropped in
18 points each, as well as Ashley Clarke, Ariana Jackson and Shala Hodges who netted
12, 12 and 10, respectively. Spivey also nailed five of her eight attempts from
beyond the arc to go along with five steals while Smith, Spivey and Wilson made good
on six free throw tosses. Clarke distributed the ball well, collecting eight
The game was a tight-knit affair during the first seven minutes, as two free throws
by Trojan Jasmine Whitby knotted the score at 10 with 13:15 showing on the clock.
The ECU defense ignited from there, as the Pirates recorded eight steals in the
matter of four minutes to end the half on a 54-10 run. The onslaught was capped off
by a steal and layup by Elaine Morgan with four seconds left, leaving the score at
64-20 at the half.
Spivey and Clarke reached double figures at the break, putting in 18 and 12 points,
respectively. Wilson also racked up a team-best three rebounds while Clarke was
credited with four steals. East Carolina shot the ball well in the first 20 minutes,
converting exactly half of its 40 field goal attempts. The Trojans were held to just
11 shots, making four of them to go 36.4 from the field.
Mount Olive cut into the deficit slightly out of the break, using a Whitby layup to
make the score 73-33 with 17:36 left, but the Pirates picked up the tempo again,
staking out to a 93-41 advantage with a 20-8 run that was capped off by a Kim Gay
jumper at the 9:08 mark.
A three-point play by Wilson allowed ECU to hit the century mark with just under
seven minutes on the clock as the score read 100-49. The Pirates played fast until
the end, closing the game on a 12-11 run. Freshman Katie Paschal hit two free throws
as part of her four-point effort to close out the scoring.
The Pirates open up regular season play this coming Friday, hosting American
University. Tipoff at Minges Coliseum is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. The contest is the
first of a doubleheader with the menâ€™s team as it also commences its season with a
contest against Erskine.