Greensboro, NC – The women’s basketball team set season highs for points in a half and points in a game with a 93-41 trouncing of Peace. Following a season high 49 point performance in the first half, Greensboro added 44 more in the second, winning by their biggest margin of the season.
Danielle Duncan and Bianca Richburg both cracked double digits in the score column, whileAndrienne Terrell dished out six assist in a spectacular first half. With the victory, The Pride have swept the regular season series with Peace and move to 10-2 in conference play.
Coach Randy Tuggle started his ladies in a full court press and it paid immediate dividends, as Greensboro scored the opening seven points of the game and outscored Peace 21-5 in the first six minutes of the game. The Pride forced six turnovers and blocked two shots during that span and Peace never had the opportunity to climb back into the game. The Pacers hit four threes in an attempt to close the ever-widening gap, but Tuggle’s team hit 51.6%of their shots, including four out of five threes, and took a 49-22 lead into the half.
Greensboro opened the second half in the press once more and again the pay-off was notable. The Pride started the second half much like the first one, outscoring Peace 22-4 in the opening ten minutes. Tuggle’s ladies continued to pile it on opening the margin to as many as 57 points throughout the course of the second half. Fourteen players saw playing time in the game, with ten earning eleven or more minutes.
Richburg and Duncan continued to dominate in the second half, scoring 20 and 18 respectively, in just over 20 minutes of play. Chevena Pickard finished with 18 as well. The high scorer for Peace was Mia Sloan with 15. Brandy Rush set a career high in scoring with seven and 12 different players scored for The Pride.
Jena Cabe, Hillary Cook and Alicia Burr had a game high eight rebounds, while Terrell continued dishing out assists in the second half, finishing with ten. Pickard and Rachelle Hutton also tallied four assists a piece. The Pride turned the ball over only thirteen times and forced the Pacers into 24, eight on steals. The team finished with 22 assists.
The Pride will be back in action Thursday, as they travel to Charlotte to take on NAIA-affiliated Allen University. The ladies will continue a busy week with a weekend road trip to NC Wesleyan on Saturday and Meredith on Sunday. Both weekend tip-offs are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., while the game against Allen will begin at 6:00 p.m.