CONWAY, S.C. – In a game that was tied at the end of the first quarter and the first half, UNC Greensboro women’s basketball was unable to overcome a second half run by Coastal Carolina, falling to the Chanticleers 63-54 in the HTC Center.
UNCG lead most of the first quarter, as senior guard Nadine Soliman opened up scoring with a three pointer. But after senior guard/forward Te’ja Twitty converted on a layup with 3:50 remaining in the first quarter to put UNCG up 15-10, the Spartans would not score again until freshman guard Amber Redmond converted a free throw with 6:36 left in the second quarter.
Despite the scoring drought, UNCG would head into the halftime break tied with Coastal Carolina at 28 apiece.
In the second half, UNCG would lead by as much three but a 16-0 run by Coastal Carolina that started in the third quarter and extended into the fourth quarter was too much to overcome. After Twitty hit a jumper with 3:18 remaining in the third quarter, UNCG wouldn’t score again until midway through the fourth quarter.
While UNCG would get the game back to within single digits with two minutes remaining, the Spartans would eventually fall by nine.
Three Things To Know
-- Connecting on a layup with 3:11 remaining in the fourth quarter, Twitty became just the 26thplayer in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark. She finished the night with 14 points.
--Soliman finished the night with a team-high 17 points along with seven rebounds.
--With the outcome, UNCG’s advantage in the all-time series against Coastal Carolina is now 13-8.
Up Next For The Spartans
UNCG will return home for its first appearance since the season opener when the Spartans host UMES Sunday afternoon in Fleming Gymnasium. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m.
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