Braves end Lady Hurricanes’ winning streak

Published 5:22 am Tuesday, January 22, 2019

From Staff Reports


PEMBROKE, NC – The Georgia Southwestern State University women’s basketball team (8-7, 5-4 PBC) had won four games in a row heading into Monday’s game at UNC Pembroke. However, the Lady Hurricanes were not able to extend the streak as the Braves defeated GSW 94-73 on the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

UNCP ended their two-game losing streak while shooting 60 percent from the field against GSW.

The first quarter was a tightly-contested quarter between both teams. However, with the score tied at 10-10, the Braves went on an 8-0 run to take an 18-10 lead with 3:11 to go. GSW responded with an 11-4 run of their own to go into the second quarter only down 22-21.

The second quarter was a back-and-forth affair as well. Neither team separated themselves, and the game was tied at 35-35 with 4:21 left in the half. Both teams hit three-pointers, but GSW couldn’t get the edge as they struggled with a lot of missed shots. By halftime, UNCP led 43-39.

The Lady Hurricanes struggled shooting the ball in the third quarter. The Braves started to pull away until Madison Johnson hit a three-pointer for GSW, closing the gap to 50-46. However, the Braves scored seven unanswered points to take a 57-46 lead at the media timeout. UNCP continued to capitalize on the Lady Hurricanes’ inability to score. By the end of the third quarter, GSW trailed 66-54.

The Braves blew the game open in the fourth quarter, going on a 16-8 run to take an 82-62 lead. UNCP scored 28 points in the final quarter to seal their 94-73 victory.

The Lady Hurricanes struggled shooting the ball for most of the game. They shot 35 percent from the field and 20 percent from the three-point line. In contrast, the Braves shot 60 percent from the field and 50 percent from beyond the arc.

GSW guard Lex Chatman led the Lady Hurricanes in scoring with 16 points and grabbed six rebounds. Mariya Trimble chipped in nine points in the losing cause.

For UNCP (5-10, 4-5 PBC), they were led in scoring by both Tee Graham and Aliyah Farmer. Each of them scored 20 points. Graham dished out 10 assists, posting a double-double.

The Lady Hurricanes will try to start another winning streak when they host Flagler College on Wednesday, January 23, at 5:30 p.m.