GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNC Greensboro women’s basketball (9-14, 3-5 Southern Conference) beat Wofford (11-12, 3-5) in its annual Pink Game Wednesday night at Fleming Gym. Leading by just three points at the end of the third quarter, the Spartans outscored the Terriers 25-12 in the final 10 minutes to cruise to the SoCon victory.
“Wofford entered the game as leading scoring team in the SoCon, and I’m so proud of our defensive effort tonight,” said UNCG head coach Trina Patterson. “I thought we did a good job of building a defensive wall. When their fast guards penetrated and got down low, Aja Boyd did a good job of protecting the basket. On the offensive side we did a good job of executing. We got better at that tonight. Our bench also brought much-needed energy onto the court.”
Wofford led for the first 18 minutes with the help of a 7-2 run to end the first quarter for a 20-13 lead. The Spartans clawed back to gain a lead with a 13-4 run. Boyd scored eight of her season-high 21 points during the run.
UNCG opened the second half on a 9-1 run for a 39-30 lead. Wofford was able to cut it to a one-possession game at the end of the third quarter, but that would be the closest the Terriers came the rest of the game.
The game was a part of Play 4 Kay, as both teams wore pink gear. The game drew 651 people, setting the eighth-highest attendance mark in program history
“For our Pink Game, I was really happy with our students coming out and showing up,” said Patterson. “They really added extra energy into Fleming tonight.”
UNCG finishes its two-game homestand with Furman Saturday at 4 p.m.
News and Notes
- Soliman moved ahead of Brianne Dodgen (1998-2002) for the fourth-most career points (1,431) in program history. She now needs 34 points to move into third place ahead of Melinda Goodson (1996-2000).
- Boyd and Twitty tied for a team-high eight rebounds. Soliman pulled down six boards, including five on the defensive end.
- The Spartans went 21-24 (87.5%) at the charity stripe to set a new season-high for free throw percentage in a game. The 21 makes were the second-most all year behind 23 in a victory over Pfeiffer.
- The Spartans recorded all six blocks in the game. Boyd blocked a game-high three shots, setting a new season-high.
- Pitchford notched a new season-high in scoring for her third double-digit performance of the year by going 3-6 from the field, including 2-4 from three, and 5-6 at the line.
- UNCG limited Wofford to 32% (20-63) shooting from the field and 24% (4-17) from three.
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