Women’s Basketball Breaks Numerous Records Against Greensboro
GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG’s women’s basketball team set a program record for fewest points allowed in a game in Sunday’s 83-26 win over Greensboro College (0-3). The Spartans also tied a program record for largest margin of victory, 57 points, since entering the school’s Division I era.
“These types of games we need to really focus on what we need to do and that’s what happened,” said head coach Trina Patterson. “We are really trying to fine tune our defense in certain aspects and we really came out and did that in the second half.”
“I think two people that need to be recognized,” added Patterson. “You know, Jade [Scaife] is back from injury and I liked what she did. Shanese [Harris] was very aggressive and I really like that; we are going to learn a lot from this game.
Shanese Harris (Chesapeake, Va./Western Branch) and Alexus Willey (Waldorf, Md./Riverdale Baptist) both scored career highs with 21 and 16 points, respectively; Harris was 9-for-12 from the field in the victory while Willey connected on 4-of-5 shots from downtown.
Nadine Soliman (Cairo, Egypt/Mokattam Language School) led the Spartans with 22 points. It marked the fifth game this season that Soliman has had a team-high and scored over 20 points.
UNCG took an early lead in the game outscoring Greensboro 23-6 in the first quarter. The Spartans shot 60 percent from the field (9-for-15) in the second quarter to lead 43-17 at halftime.
The Spartans had their lowest scoring period in the third but shot 46.7 percent and outscored Greensboro College 16-9. The Blue & Gold held the Pride scoreless in the fourth quarter (0-for-14) while the Spartans tacked on 24 points to cruise into a 57-point win.
UNCG shot 47.8 percent from the field in the win while out-rebounding GC 60-32. Jade Scaife (Fort Washington, Md./Archbishop Spalding) had a team-high 13 rebounds and nine points while Keli Foster (Hampton, Va./Bethel) added four assists in 15 minutes of action.
Rasheika Gregory and Katie Lewis scored a team-best six points each for Greensboro College whole Courtney Pearsall had a team-best seven rebounds.
UNCG hits the road for a 6 p.m. game Tuesday, November 29, at Maryland-Eastern Shore. The Spartans will back to Fleming Gymnasium Friday night when UNCG hosts Radford at 7 p.m.