GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG women’s basketball, fresh off a a 61-point victory over Southern Wesleyan Friday night, will host the Greensboro College Pride at 2 p.m. in Fleming Gym Sunday afternoon. The Spartans are 1-0 after Friday’s game. This will be the first game of the season for the Pride.
Live stats and a video stream will be available for Sunday’s game. The video will be streamed live on the SoCon Digital Network. Links to both of these services are on the UNCG women’s basketball schedule page.
The Spartans have dominated the all-time series with Greensboro, owning a 20-2 record. Last season, UNCG scored an 83-26 win in the first matchup in 31 years. 21 of the 22 meetings came from 1979-87 as both teams were Division III programs. Greensboro’s last win came in 1987, the last meeting where both schools were Division III schools.
UNCG enters after a dominant performance Friday night against Southern Wesleyan. The Spartans had three players score in double figures in the win, led by the reigning SoCon Freshman of the Year. Nadine Soliman (Cairo, Egypt/Mokattam Language School) scored a game-best 23 points in the win. Newcomers Ije Ajemba (Lanham, Md./Old Dominion) and Amesha Miller (Suffolk, Va./King’s Fork) also tallied double-digits. Ajemba recorded UNCG's first double-double of the season, going for 15 points and collecting 15 rebounds. The senior also grabbed three steals and blocked three shots in the win. Miller scored 17 points with eight boards in her first game as a Spartan. Alexis Pitchford (Orlando, Fla./Winter Park) led all competitors with six assists in the contest and chipped in nine points.
This will be the first game of the 2017-18 season for the Pride. In an exhibition game with UNCW, Greensboro lost 81-37 in Wilmington. Katie Lewis led the team with nine points in the exhibition matchup. The Pride returns Lewis, who averaged 9.6 points per game and Rasheika Gregory who led the team with 10.3 points per contest last year. Kamerin Williams was tough on the boards last season as she averaged a team-best 7.5 rebounds per game.