women's basketball

The ECU women's basketball team cheers on the other participants of the Minges Madness Skills Challenge.

This season, the East Carolina University women’s basketball team has performed extremely well, going 5-2 so far in the American Athletic Conference (AAC) and 14-6 overall for the 2022-2023 season.

Since Head Coach Kim McNeill took over the helm before the 2020-2021 season, the 14 wins the Pirates have secured this year are already more than the previous two. Last season, ECU finished 11-18 and 4-11 in conference and the season prior, the team finished 8-14 and 6-10 in conference. This significant improvement has propelled the Pirates to the third spot in the AAC.

While the success of the ECU women’s team is noted in the media, it should be publicly celebrated by their fellow Pirates as well.

We, the Editorial Staff of The East Carolinian, believe that the ECU women’s basketball team needs more support from the student body and the rest of the Pirate Nation. The Pirates should see a higher attendance rate as their success continues to grow.

Led by the high-scoring of senior guard Danae McNeal and the intense rebounding of freshman forward Amiya Joyner, ECU is in a position to continue to succeed this season. McNeal leads the team in scoring, averaging 16.3 points a game. Joyner is right behind her with an average of 9.6 points per game in addition to her team-high 7.3 rebounds a game.

The Pirates have won seven of their last 11 games and are scheduled to host the University of Memphis today at 6 p.m. inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.

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