LYNCHBURG, Va. – Nadine Soliman drops a season-high 27 points as UNCG women's basketball holds off hosting Liberty in a 58-53 win in Lynchburg.
The Spartans led for near the entire contest on Thursday, going ahead by a score of 17-14 to start the first quarter, and never trailing by more than two over the full 40 minutes. Finishing the game with her second double-double of the year, Soliman poured in nine of her 27 points and pulled down four of her 10 boards in the opening 10 minutes alone, in addition to her lone steal of the afternoon.
UNCG would be held to just 10 points in the second quarter, as the side went into the second half tied with their opponents at 27-all. 15 points from Soliman and six rebounds from Aja Boyd in the second helped to secure a win for the visitors however, as the Flames were held to just a 33.3 shooting percentage in the last 20 minutes.
The Spartans held a lead throughout the third quarter, before surrendering their advantage at the start of the fourth. The side pulled back quickly with a three-pointer from Soliman however, who hit all six of her free throws down the stretch to hold off Liberty's attempts at a comeback, while her team outrebounded their hosts 13-7 in the final frame overall.
Three Things To Know
-- The Spartans held a lead on Thursday for 33 minutes and 59 seconds in comparison to the Flames' one minute and 37 seconds
-- Aja Boyd came within a single rebound of her second double-double this season, collecting 12 points and nine boards
-- Alexis Pitchford recorded a game-high five assists on the afternoon, in addition to a pair of steals
Up Next For The Spartans
The Spartans prepare for another midday contest, hosting Erskine College at Fleming Gymnasium for the Spartans' annual Education Day at 11 a.m. on Tuesday.
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