N.C. A&T Women’s Basketball takes down the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on the road at the Joel Coliseum: Aggies top Deacons, 56-51

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – The Wake Forest women’s basketball team dropped a 56-51 decision to in-state foe North Carolina A&T Wednesday evening at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The loss marked the Demon Deacons’ (1-2) first home defeat of the season. The Aggies improved to 2-1 on the season.

Defensively, the Demon Deacons held the Aggies to just nine points in the first quarter (3-of-16 FG). It marked the first time this season Wake Forest held an opponent to a single-digit quarter. Additionally, North Carolina A&T’s 25 points in the first half was its fewest in a half this season.

Wake Forest forced 20 turnovers Wednesday night, the most they have forced in a game since the home meeting with Clemson on Feb. 5, 2023. It also marked the most turnovers forced against a non-conference opponent since High Point last December.

Individually, the Deacs were led by junior forward Alyssa Andrews who tallied a season-high 12 points, along with five boards. Of note, her 12 points are the most she’s scored in a game since March 17, 2022 against Akron in the NIT.

Graduate guard Kaia Harrison went 5-of-6 from the line and is now 13-of-14 (.929) for the season. Of note, she finished the game with 10 points, two assists and a rebound. She has tallied double-figure points in all three games this season and now ranks second on the team in scoring with 11.0 points per game this season.
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How It Happened
The Demon Deacons opened the scoring just over a minute into the contest when Malaya Cowles scored on a fastbreak layup.

North Carolina A&T responded seconds later with a layup of its own.

Both sides made several free throws over the ensuing three minutes as the game was tied 5-5 with just over four minutes left in the opening frame.

After a North Carolina A&T layup gave the Aggies a 7-5 advantage, the Deacs went on an ensuing 8-2 run.

Alyssa Andrews knocked down a triple and made a layup during Wake Forest’s run.

Wake Forest owned a 15-9 lead after 10 minutes of action.

Defensively, the Demon Deacons held the Aggies to just 18.8 percent shooting from the field.

Offensively, the Deacs were led by Andrews and Kaia Harrison as they combined for 10 points.

Andrews knocked down a three at the 7:30 mark of the second quarter, notching her season-high in points (eight).

North Carolina A&T then went on a 7-2 run to pull within two with just over four minutes remaining in the first half.
The two teams exchanged field goals over the following three minutes of play.

Wake Forest and North Carolina A&T entered the halftime break tied, 25-25.
The Aggies’ 25 points in the first half was their fewest in a half this season.

North Carolina A&T opened the second half on a 9-0 run.
Andrews snapped the Aggies’ spurt with a triple from the right wing.

Kate Deeble drained a three with one minute left in the third quarter to narrow the Deacs’ deficit to seven.

North Carolina A&T held a 42-34 lead through 30 minutes of play.

Rylie Theuerkauf immediately pulled the Deacs within five with a three just 20 seconds into the fourth quarter.

At the 4:32 mark, Kaia Harrison went to the charity stripe and went 1-for-2 on the trip.
The miss marked her first of the 2023 campaign.

North Carolina A&T held on to secure a 56-51 victory over the Demon Deacons.