Greensboro College Sports Report as Coach Tuggle’s Pride Women breeze past Mary Baldwin/Pride men win over Maryland Bible for Coach Bryan Galuski

Pride Women Breeze Past Mary Baldwin To Open USA South Play
(Courtesy of Wes Gullett, Greensboro College SID and Cheerwine Coach, not cheerleaders, but Cheerwine)

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Greensboro College women’s basketball team breezed past the Squirrels of Mary Baldwin College Saturday, 87-45, to open USA South Athletic Conference play.

Greensboro (2-4, 1-0 USA South) quickly jumped out to a 16-7 lead following 10 points by Alexis Hite.

The Pride then extended its margin to 41-14 following a 9-0 run in the second period. Courtney Pearsal, Da Jah Joyner, Janae Gill-Woods, Bryanna Stanton, and Monica Smalls each recorded a basket during the spurt.

Greensboro then established its largest lead of the game at 87-38 before securing the victory.

“This was a very enthusiastic win today,” Head Coach Randy Tuggle said. “We showed that we have several kids that can score for us. Our leaders have been doing a better job of communicating, and that is showing in our progress. The whole pre-conference schedule has prepared us for this point of the season as we start conference play.”

Marla Crawford had a team-high 11 steals to go along with 10 rebounds and 11 assists for her first career triple-double. Hite finished with a team-high 23 points, while Smalls recorded a double-double with 12 points and a team-leading 12 rebounds. Peterson (12) and Pearsal (11) also had double-digit efforts.

Kaybria Johnson recorded a game-high 24 points for Mary Baldwin (0-6, 0-2 USA South).

The Pride will return to Mayo C. Harlow Memorial Court at 7 p.m. Friday against the Mustangs of Mid-Atlantic Christian College. For more information on the Pride women’s basketball team, continue to follow

Men’s Basketball Defeats Maryland Bible College

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. -The Greensboro College Pride men’s basketball team fended off Maryland Bible College 60-44 Saturday in an exhibition contest at the North Carolina Wesleyan College Roger Taylor Invitational.

The Pride (2-4) opened the game on a 9-0 run. Trevin Miller started it with a three-pointer before Parris Scales scored five points. Joseph Gatling capped off the run with a two-point basket.

Greensboro then established its largest lead of the half at 31-16 following a Nigel Williams three, before going into the break with a 31-21 lead.

In the second half, Zedric Barnett and Miller connected on back-to-back threes to push the Pride advantage to 56-36 before the team secured the 16-point victory.

“I was proud of our effort today,” Head Coach Bryan Galuski said. “It was a team win.”

Barnett recorded a team-high 17 points to go along with two assists. Gatling and Derrick Smith each added eight points.

Following the contest, Simeon Howard and Scales each earned All-Classic Team honors.

The Pride men will return to the hardwood at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 14 when they travel to take on the Wildcats of Johnson & Wales. For more information on the Pride men’s basketball team, continue to follow