Greensboro College Athletics Saturday Update:Pride Basketball battles UNCG even at 24-24 before falling to Spartans/Football has no merry time at Maryville

The following Greensboro College Pride Athletics Update comes our way courtesy of WES Sports and GC SID, Wes Gullett…..

Men’s Basketball Drops Contest Against Division I Member UNC-Greensboro

GREENSBORO, N.C. -The Greensboro College men’s basketball team opened its 2015-2016 season Saturday with an 86-69 defeat against NCAA Division I member UNC-Greensboro.

With the Pride trailing 24-17 with just under nine minutes to play in the first half, Simeon Howard tallied a three-point basket to spark a 7-0 run to tie the game.

Following the Greensboro run, the Spartans then stretched their lead back out to eight points at 40-32 heading into the break.

Just over halfway through the second half, Trevin Miller would pull Greensboro to within 53-50 but the Pride could climb no closer as the Spartans pulled away.

Miller finished the day with a team-high 13 points and seven rebounds, while Simeon Howard and Christopher Corbin each chipped in 11 points. Donavan Griffin also recorded double-digit points with 10.

The Pride won the overall rebound battle, 25-33. Thirteen of the Pride’s rebounds came on the offensive end , resulting in 16 second-chance points.

“It was a game of spurts tonight, and I thought we were right there,” Head Coach Bryan Galuski said. “I really think we have a lot of weapons, and I don’t think scoring the ball is going to be a problem throughout the year.

“This game was a good setup to lead us into a high-intensity game against Guilford College on Tuesday. Overall, I was pleased with our performance, but we have to improve and get better as the season progresses.”

The Pride men (0-1) will travel to Guilford College Tuesday at 7 p.m. to take on the Quakers. For more information on Greensboro College men’s basketball, continue to follow

Football Ends Season With Loss Against Maryville

MARYVILLE, Tn. – The Greensboro College football team wrapped up its 2015 season Saturday with a 52-3 loss to the Scots of Maryville College.

Greensboro got on the board first just over three minutes into the game. After what looked like a promising drive for the Pride stalled, Ryan Campbell gave Greensboro a 3-0 lead with a 38-yard field goal.

The Scots answered with a touchdown pass to take the lead and then kept the Pride off the board for the remainder of the game to secure the victory.

“We have accomplished a lot this season both on and off the field,” Head Coach Bill Young said. “Unfortunately, things did not go our way today.”

Mac Graham finished the day with 192 yards passing on 17 completions, while Ray Bridges hauled in 83 of those yards. Chase Sams recorded a team-high 23 tackles, while Micah McMaster contributed 21 tackles. Herb Bridges accounted for the lone defensive takeaway.

The Pride finishes the season with an overall mark of 3-7. For more information on the Greensboro College football team, continue to follow