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12-21-2018
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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – UNC Greensboro women’s basketball (6-7) fell to Seton Hall (8-3) 71-64 at the West Palm Beach Invitational Friday to snap a two-game winning streak.

Junior forward Te’ja Twitty recorded a double-double with a game-high 18 points and a game-high 11 rebounds, while shooting 7-for-9 from the floor.  Sophomore forward Amesha Miller and junior guard Nadine Soliman each recorded 10 points, while Soliman recorded eight rebounds and two assists and Miller shot 3-for-4 from the floor.

Sophomore guard Cece Crudup added nine points and four assists, while junior guard Alexis Pitchford added eight rebounds, five points and five assists.

Seton Hall began the game with a three-point to take a 3-0 lead with 9:53 remaining in the opening quarter, but the Spartans scored 10 of the next 11 points to take a six-point lead, 10-4, with 5:00 left.  The Pirates scored nine of the next 13 points to cut the lead to a point, 14-13, with 1:54 left, but UNCG scored the final four points to take a five-point lead, 18-13, after the first quarter.

The Pirates scored 11 of the first 18 points of the second quarter to cut the lead to a point, 25-24, with 3:46 remaining in the quarter, but UNCG scored nine of the final 13 points to take a six-point lead, 34-28, at the half.

The Spartans scored the first five points of the third quarter to increase the lead to 11 points, 39-28, with 8:49 remaining in the quarter, but Seton Hall scored the 11 of the next 13 points to cut the lead to two points, 41-39, with 6:08 left.  UNCG scored seven of the next nine points to increase the lead to five points, 46-41, with 4:23 left, but the Pirates scored five of the next seven points to cut the lead to two points, 48-46, with 3:29 left.

UNCG scored seven of the next nine points to increase the lead to seven points, 55-48, with 1:27 remaining in the third quarter, but the Pirates scored four of the final five points to cut the lead to four points, 56-52, after the third quarter.

Seton Hall scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to take a one-point lead, 57-56, with 8:29 remaining in the quarter, but the Spartans scored the next four points to take a three-point lead, 60-57, with 6:40 left.  After a Pirate three-pointer to tie the game at 60 with 5:45 left, a Crudup layup gave the Spartans a two-point lead, 62-60, with 4:54 remaining in the game.

The Pirates scored the next nine points to take a seven-point lead, 69-62, with 2:43 remaining in the game, but a Twitty layup cut the lead to five points, 69-64, with 1:44 left.  A Pirate layup with 58 seconds left gave Seton Hall the seven-point win.

The Spartans take a week off before hosting Coastal Carolina Saturday, Dec. 29 in Fleming Gymnasium.  UNCG looks to extend its six-home game winning streak.

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