UNCG’s Grady Pulls Down Career-Best Rebounds in 55-51 Loss to Wofford
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) women’s basketball team lost to Wofford College, 55-51 on Saturday afternoon, at Fleming Gym in Southern Conference (SoCon) play.
Isys Grady recorded a career high 13 rebounds to lead the game. Faith Price led the team with 14 points.
From the Head Coach Trina Patterson:
“I’m really proud of our team’s resiliency. When Wofford made runs, we were able to counter. It was a tough gritty game, where we fell short. It was tied at halftime, and at the third quarter it was a one-point advantage. Not the result we wanted but really proud of our defensive effort and the fact we held them to 54 points when they average 68. We have to do a better job of taking care of the ball, and making opportunities, it’s all about the number of opportunities we have. We will recover and get prepared for our next opponent on Thursday which is Western Carolina. ”
HOW IT HAPPENED
Wofford put points on the board first with a Rachel Rose jumper in the paint. UNCG came back with two free throws by Nia Howard. Howard and Jordan Releford led the Spartans with four points. Akira Wiggins and Isys Grady led the team with two rebounds in the first quarter. The Spartans led for 5:29 before the Terriers took the lead ending the quarter on a three-point lead, 19-15.
Both teams were scoreless through the first three minutes of the second quarter, as Wofford’s Lilly Hatton made a jumper for a six-point advantage, 21-15. Price netted a three-pointer which helped propel the Spartans with a 9-3 run, to tie the game at 24. The two teams traded baskets to end the half and go to the locker room tied at 26.
Once again, both teams went scoreless for 2:04 minutes to start the third quarter. The score toggled back and forth, as the Spartans tied the game at 31 at 6:23 with three-pointer from Price. A second three-pointer by Price put the Spartans in the lead, 34-31. Wofford went on a 9-5 run to end the frame for a one-point advantage, 40-39.
The Terriers’s Rose drained a three pointer 40-seconds into the fourth quarter for a four-point lead, 43-39. UNCG tied the game at 49 following a 10-6 run. Wofford closed the game behind a 6-2 advantage, edging UNCG, 55-51.
BY THE NUMBERS
UNCG had 14 assists over Wofford’s five.
UNCG had 34 defensive rebounds compared to Wofford’s 28.
Isys Grady had eight points, two assists and led the game with a new career high of 13 rebounds.
Faith Price(Ragsdale High School) had 14 points to lead the Spartans.
Nitzan Amar led the game with five assists.
Akira Wiggins had eight points, seven rebounds and three assists.
Nia Howard added nine points.
Khalis Cain added nine rebounds and four blocks.
Wofford: 12-5, 2-1 SoCon
UNCG: 9-9, 2-2 SoCon
The Spartans hit the road to face Western Carolina on Thursday, January 19 at 7 p.m. in Cullowhee, North Carolina.
Courtesy of Denise Archetto
Assistant Athletic Director For Strategic Communications