Women's Basketball at UNCW

The East Carolina women’s basketball team continued its hot start to the season, as the Pirates defeated UNC-Wilmington, 75-65 early Wednesday afternoon for their third straight victory yesterday morning.

Kristen Gaffney, one of four Pirates who scored in double-figures, once again led ECU (3-0) in scoring with 17 points on 7-for-12 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds.

Khadidja Toure finished her second game of the season with 16 points and four assists, as Antoinette Bannister chipped in with 12 points and four assists as well. Bre McDonald, the fourth Pirate in double-figures on Education Day, dropped in 11 points and corralled eight rebounds.

Education Day brings in students from Pitt County Schools to watch the game, which is the reason the game was at 11:30 a.m.

“The atmosphere was incredible,” said ECU Head Coach Heather Macy. “Thank you so much to Pitt County Schools and our marketing department for putting this on because there’s a ton of work that goes into getting these kids all out of school, bussed over here and organized.”

Jasmine Steele finished as the Seahawks’ top scorer with 14 points, as Jordan Henry added 11 points and DeGraaf Jenny finished with a game-high 11 boards.

For the second straight game, ECU went down early as the Seahawks stormed ahead for an early 10-3 lead. The Pirates answered with a run of their own, and evened the game up at 12 with a fastbreak layup from Toure with 2:39 remaining in the opening period. ECU finished the quarter and went into the second with a 17-15 lead.

Toure, who scored eight points in the first quarter, stayed in a groove and scored the Pirate’s first five points of the second, to push the lead to 22-17. The lead grew as large as nine points, just past the halfway point of the second period, but UNCW went on a 6-0 run to reduce ECU’s lead to three with 2:33 remaining in the first half. The Pirates bounced back and increased the lead back to six, and went into the halftime break with a 30-24 lead.

“What I stressed to the girls at halftime was bringing honor to the way they play the game because there’s a lot of kiddos in these stands who dream to be in their shoes, but also dream of going to school at East Carolina,” said Macy. “Our kids did a great job being representatives of the university.”

Sparked by back-to-back 3s by Bannister and McDonald, the Pirates opened the third period with an 8-2 run, forcing UNCW to call a timeout with 8:16 to go in the third period. Bannister finished the game with two 3s, putting her on pace to make 130 3-pointers this season and shatter Jada Payne’s single-season record of 80 — set two seasons ago.

ECU saw its lead surge to 53-39 with 2:05 to go in the third quarter, after making nine of its first 10 shots, including three-of-four from behind the arc. UNCW answered with three baskets of its own, but the Pirates kept a 55-45 lead going into the fourth period.

The Pirates built a 15 point lead, 65-50, in the fourth, but saw UNCW claw back within seven points, after the Pirates went over three minutes without scoring.

After calling a timeout with 2:34 remaining, Gaffney scored a layup to break the scoring drought. ECU closed out the final moments of the fourth quarter and held on for a 10-point win thanks to a pair of Gaffney layups and four straight free throws from Bannister.

ECU’s next game is Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Williams Arena as they host Auburn, after the end of the men’s basketball game.

(1) comment


Chestnut Ugg Boots
scarpe hogan outlet
ugg boots outlet online
pandora jewelry store
ugg outlet online
pandora online
sac a main michael kors
Negozi Pandora
Jordan Store
Toms Outlet Online
prada outlet
Nike Air Huarache For Sale
Nike Air 90
Air Max Femme
Jordan Sneakers For Sale
zapatos de futbol nike
Moncler Sale
Ray ban sale online
scarpe nike
Nike Factory Store
nike sportschuhe
Moncler Jacket Womens
nike free
australia uggs outlet
Sheepskin Ugg Boots
botas de futbol
nike jordan shoes
Doudoune Femme Pas Cher
cheap air max outlet
Air Jordan Retro Sale
converse store
goedkope nike air max
new pandora charms
ugg boots cheap
Uggs Outlet Store
coach factory outlet online
Yeezy Boost Sale Online
nike joggesko
nike sb stefan janoski
Veste Moncler Femme
Original Ugg Boots
nike air jordan pas cher
zapatilla adidas
Canada Goose Outlet
vans shoe store
Air Max Sneakers
womens nike air max
retro jordans for cheap
Nike Air Max 90
fitflops sale uk
chaussure basket homme
Canada Goose Official Site
Uomo Hogan
Ugg Noir Pas Cher
tru religion jeans
Canada Goose Outlet
Adidas Originals Superstar
new yeezy shoes
nike air max running shoes
official NHL jerseys
Boty Nike Air
canada goose jacket outlet
Moncler Outlet Online
adidas store
toms sale
chaussures de foot pas cher
adidas outlet stores online
Boutique Ugg
Ugg Classic Tall
Soccer Boots Outlet nike
Jordan Future
hogan scontate
longchamp bags on sale
Pandora Beads And Charms
Air Jordan News
nike sportschuhe damen
chaussures nike pas cher
Botte Ugg Femme
Timberland Outlet
Michael Kors Outlet
Kobe Shoes Nike
Sneakers Nike
Air Nike
new jordan releases
Ugg Pas Cher En France
pandora beads
Pandora Store
australia uggs outlet
Yeezy Black
Michael Kors handbag discount
ray ban wayfarer eyeglasses
canada goose sale online
Jordan Schoenen
adidas schoenen
Air Huarache
uggs for cheap
adidas outlet
Michael Kors Handbags Discount
Nike Store
Ugg Boots On Clearance
moncler coats for women
Timberland skor
ugg store
Nike Air Max Boutique
pandora bracelet charms
zapatillas nike baratas
Doudoune Moncler Solde
Nike Online Store
Ugg Button
Ugg boots Sale
nike tn pas cher
michael kors bags outlet
longchamp tote bag
Nike Air Max Cheap
portafoglio michael kors
nike sneakers
Ugg Homme Pas cher
Bottes Ugg Pas Cher
nike damenschuhe
pandora rings
nfl store
nike air
abercrombie and fitch store
uggs for women
moncler jacket sale
Vans Black Sneakers
nike shoes
zapatillas running
Nike Air Sneakers
Sportschuhe Nike
Womens Ugg Boots
ugg clearance
nike air schuhe herren
Ray-Ban Official Discounted Site
Nike Shoes Sale Store
Air Jordan Release Date
Veste Moncler Pas Cher
chaussure Nike homme
uggs outlet
Ugg Pas Cher Femme
Oakley Outlet
cheap uggs
pandora outlet store
hogan rebel donna
moncler outlet
toms shoes outlet
Coach Bags On Sale
Air Max For Sale
Toms Shoes For Women
Soldes Ugg
religion store
Bottes Ugg Femme Pas Cher
Nike Pas Cher Homme
Stone Island Outlet
Anelli Pandora
Air Max 90
Doudoune Moncler Pas Cher
cheap christian louboutin
ugg boots for women
Nike Air Women
ugg factory outlet
Michael Kors
sac coach soldes
cheap nike air max
Ugg Grise Pas Cher
air force one pas cher
Orecchini Pandora
ugg boots classic
nike schuhe günstig
cheap uggs for women
Michael Kors handbag on sale
reebok running shoes
moncler girls
Nike Air Jordan 11
23 is back
nike chaussures
Ugg Femme Pas Cher
newest lebron shoes
Cheap Stone Island Jackets
cheap real uggs
Chaussure Nike Air Max Pas Cher
air jordan
The official UGG
hyperdunk 2014
Oakley Sunglasses Cheap
pandora charm bracelet sale
Cheap Michael Kors
adidas kläder
billige nike sko
louboutin heels
christian louboutin outlet
Lebron 13
Doudoune Moncler Site Officiel
Pandora Official Website
Uggs Pas Cher Soldes
Doudoune Moncler Femme Pas Cher
Nike Pas Cher Femme
huarache sneakers
Moncler Store
Adidas Superstar
Ugg Outlet Online Store
michael kors handbags on sale
Adidas Shoes Discount Marketplace
Canada Goose Outlet Store
nike mercurial soccer cleats
Nike Zapatos
Chaussure Nike Pas Cher
canada goose jackets on sale

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.