SPARTANBURG, SC – Senior Latisha Harris scored 16 points and grabbed 17 rebounds and junior Alyssa Frye tied her school record for three-pointers made in a single game with seven, but the College of Charleston women’s basketball team suffered a 56-55 defeat against the Wofford Terriers on Wednesday.
Frye led the Cougars (7-11, 3-6) with 21 points as she connected on 7-of-12 from beyond the three-point arc. Fellow junior Jillian Brown recorded eight assists for the Cougars.
Most of the game was played very closely, as the largest lead for either side was eight points and there were eight ties and 20 lead changes in the game.
Frye connected on four three-pointers in the first half, but Wofford (6-10, 1-7) led 28-27 going into halftime.
Wofford took their largest lead of the game at 36-32 with 15:06 remaining in the contest. Led by Frye, who made a pair of three-pointers, the Cougars went on a 12-0 run to capture a 44-36 lead with 9:54 to go in the game.
In the next two minutes Wofford made two three-pointers and a jumper to tie the game, 44-44.
Wofford would continue their run and go up 48-44, until senior Cathryn Hardy made two free-throws to make it 48-46 with 5:46 to go in the game.
Harris would make 1-of-2 free-throws with 49 seconds left to give the Cougars a 55-52 lead. On the following Wofford possession Logan Morris made a layup and was fouled. She would make the free-throw to tie the game, 55-55 with 33 seconds remaining.
The Cougars came up empty on their possession and fouled Daniella Motley of Wofford with 4.1 seconds left. Motley made 1-of-2 free-throws and the Cougars missed a half-court shot as time expired, giving Wofford the 56-55 win.
Up next the Cougars return home to take on Western Carolina on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.