Four Have Double Points In Win Against Wofford, 68-64
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) women’s basketball team had four players score double digit points in its win against Wofford, 68-64, Thursday night in Southern Conference (SoCon) play.
Nia Howard and Isys Grady each scored 13 points to lead the team. Howard chipped in a career-high six rebounds. Grady added 10 rebounds for a game high and a double-double. Nitzan Amar and Kennedy Simpson each contributed 10 points.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Cain and Amar each made a layup to start the offensive attack for the Spartans, 4-0, before Wofford took its first lead of the game behind a 10-2 run, 10-6. UNCG tied the game for the first time at 10 on a jumper from Akira Wiggins at 2:34. The Spartans ended the frame with a three pointer from Simpson with 0:41 left in the frame, 13-14.
The two teams traded baskets for the first three minutes of the second quarter, until UNCG scored seven-straight points for a two-point advantage, 26-24. The score was tied three more times in the frame with the last time at 40-seconds left, before Amar drove to the basket for the go-ahead bucket before the end of the half, 33-31.
Rachael Rose scored Wofford’s next nine points at the start of the third quarter, while UNCG scored five, with the Terriers taking a two-point advantage, 40-38. The score toggled back-and-fourth, before Wofford took the lead for the remainder of the quarter. The Terriers ended the frame with a four-point lead behind two free throws from Annabelle Schultz, 52-48.
Cain tied the game at 52 after two made free throws and a layup in two minute and three seconds. The Terriers went on a 9-6 run to hold a three-point lead, 61-58. Six-straight points put the Spartans up three, 64-61, with 2:37 left. Grady and Wiggins’ four total free throws in the final 20 seconds made the difference, as well as the Spartans’ defense fending off the Terriers’ offense for just over two minutes, leaving the Sparatns on top, 68-64.
BY THE NUMBERS
UNCG outscored Wofford in the second and fourth quarters.
UNCG had 20 bench points to Wofford’s three.
UNCG was 17-19 in free throws.
The lead changed 14 times, and the game was tied 11 times.
Grady tallied her second double-double this season.
Cain was second in the game with eight rebounds.
UNCG: 11-13, 4-6 SoCon
Wofford: 16- 7, 8-2 SoCon
UNCG concludes its road trip with a game against Furman on Saturday, February 11 with a tip off at 11:30 a.m. in Greenville, S.C.
Courtesy of Kelly Couse
Strategic Communications Coordinator