Women’s Basketball Falls To Pacers On Road
Courtesy of Wes Gullett, Sports Information Director at Greensboro College
RALEIGH, N.C. – The Greensboro College women’s basketball team fell to the Pacers of William Peace University Thursday, 64-59.
The Pride failed to record a field goal over the first eight minutes of the first period, which allowed the Pacers to jump out to a 13-1 lead before Leea Parker and Sabria Joseph tallied two-baskets on consecutive possession to pull Greensboro to within eight.
After William Peace went into the second period with a 10-point edge, the Pride was able to use a 10-4 run to pull within 19-15 with 6:33 showing on the clock. Rasheika Gregory sparked the run with a jumper in the lane before Katie Lewis, Joseph and Lauren Jenkins tallied one bucket apiece.
Following the Greensboro run, the Pacers were able to maintain their narrow lead for the next five minutes before A’Liyah Woods connected from three-point land to send the Pride into the break tied at 26.
Greensboro then gained their first lead of the contest on their first possession of the third period, but William Peace went on 11-0 run over the next five minutes to regain a nine-point advantage.
Over the remainder of the period, the Pride was able to battle back to within one point at 41-40 but could not get any closer for the remainder of the game, falling by the five-point margin.
“It is hard to win games when you don’t come ready to play,” Head Coach Randy Tuggle said. “It was not a good day for our women’s basketball program.”
Gregory finished with a team-high 14 points, while Woods chipped in 13 points. Joseph had a team-leading 10 rebounds.
The Pride women will return to action at 2 p.m. Saturday when they travel to Averett University. For more information on Greensboro College women’s basketball, continue to follow www.greensborocollegesports.com.