UNCG Women’s Basketball Drops Game to South Carolina State

UNCG Women’s Basketball Drops Game to South Carolina State

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) women’s basketball’s Faith Price and Khalis Cain led the team with 11 and 10 points, respectively, in the Spartans’ 64-53 loss to South Carolina State Monday night at Smith-Hammond-Middleton Gym.


The two teams traded baskets until 3:53 was left in the first quarter with the score tied at seven. An 11-6 run in favor of the Spartans concluded the frame for a five-point advantage, 18-13. The run included Price’s second three-pointer of the game.

South Carolina State tied the game at 18 for the third knotted score of the contest at 8:30 in the second quarter. The Lady Bulldogs took their first lead of the game with 7:03 left in the half. The score toggled as Antoniette Emma-Nnopu put up a second-chance basket to take the lead back, 27-26. Then, UNCG closed the half with back-to-back made free throws from Price, 29-26.

South Carolina State went on a 13-0 run to start the third quarter to hold a 39-29 advantage. Jordan Releford’s layup stopped the streak. The Spartans fought back with an 8-3 run, to cut the deficit to five, 42-37. South Carolina State scored four points before the buzzer for a nine-point lead, 46-37.

The Lady Bulldogs saw their largest advantage of the game with 2:07 remaining in the game, as they held a 15-point lead, 62-47. UNCG scored six-straight points to cut the deficit to nine, 62-53, but South Carolina State made two free throws for the 11-point win, 64-53.

· Cain tallied her fourth-career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

· Isys Grady registered seven rebounds.

· Nia Howard had eight points, while Emma-Nnopu registered seven points.

· Price and Grady had two steals each.

· Nitzan Amar notched six assists.

· South Carolina State scored 23 points off of turnovers, to UNCG’s nine.

· Both teams had 34 points in the paint.

UNCG: 4-6
South Carolina State: 1-10

The Spartans continue their three-game road trip, as they head down south to Florida to face Stetson on Thursday, December 15 at 11 a.m. and then travel to Gainesville to face Florida on Sunday, December 18 at 2 p.m.

Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications
UNC Greensboro