UNCG Women’s Basketball Wins Fifth Straight Game Against Chattanooga

UNCG Women’s Basketball Wins Fifth Straight Game Against Chattanooga

GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNC Greensboro (UNCG) women’s basketball team won it’s fifth straight game with a 56-54 victory over Chattanooga Saturday night at Fleming Gym on senior night.

Akira Wiggins led the Spartans with double points, scoring 14.

This is longest winning streak for the Spartans since the 2019-20 season, when they went on an eight-game winning streak.

In a back-and-forth first quarter, Chattanooga ended the frame with a three-point lead, 13-10.

Chattanooga went scoreless for two minutes, as Takia Davis put the Mocs up five, 15-10 with a layup. The Spartans were able to tie the game up three times in the frame, once with a free throw by Akira Wiggins (15-15), then a jumper from Nia Howard at 2:35 (24-24), and again with a free throw from Khalis Cain with 30 seconds left in the quarter, (29-29). The two teams went to the locker rooms tied, 30-30.

An 8-4 run in the first four minutes and nine seconds of the third quarter had Chattanooga up four points, 38-34. The Spartans saw seven-straight points to hold a one-point advantage, 39-38. The Mocs concluded the frame with a 9-4 run for a four-point lead, 47-43, which included two three-pointers in less than a minute.

The Spartans were strong on the defensive side, making the Mocs go scoreless for four minutes and 45 seconds. Isys Grady had a jumper to bring the lead to five, the biggest in the frame, with 1:46 left in the frame. Khalis Cain had a free throw in the last second to seal the win by two points, 56-54.

UNCG outscored Chattanooga 13-7 in the fourth quarter.
Wiggins had a game-high of eight assists.
UNCG: 15-13, 8-6 SoCon
Chattanooga: 17-12, 9-5 SoCon

With the win against Chattanooga, the Spartans earned the number four seed in the SoCon Tournament and will face Mercer, the No. 5 seed in their first game on Thursday, March 2nd at 1:30 p.m. at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center.

The games will be streamed on ESPN+ and Nexstar.

Courtesy of Kelly Couse
Strategic Communications Coordinator
UNC Greensboro