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Cougars Continue SoCon Road Trip at UNCG

Cougars Continue SoCon Road Trip at UNCG

Twitter: @CofCWBasketball NATASHA ADAIR AND AFREYEA TOLBERT VIDEO RECAP OF WIN AT ELON College of Charleston (3-4, 1-0 SoCon) at UNCG (1-4, 0-1 SoCon) Game #8 December 3, 2012, 7:00 p.m. (ET) Fleming Gym, Greensboro, N.C. Live Stats/video: UNCGSpartans.com/twitter @CofCWBasketball CHARLESTON, S.C. – After winning their SoCon opener at Elon Saturday, the College of Charleston women’s basketball team continues their road trip with a game at UNCG Monday at 7:00 p.m. OPENING THOUGHTS CofC head coach Natasha Adair On being down nine points in the second half at Elon “These kids are resilient and they fight hard. We called a timeout and we talked about what it was going to take to win the game. We used choice words and […]

Dunsmore And Jones Are Winners At Seahawk Diving Intivational

Dunsmore And Jones Are Winners At Seahawk Diving Intivational

Tyler Dunsmore swept the men’s events, while Colleen Jones won the women’s 3-meter WILMINGTON, N.C. Dec. 2, 2012 – Senior Tyler Dunsmore captured first-place in the 1-meter and 3-meter diving events at the 2012 Seahawk Diving Invitational hosted by UNC Wilmington. Dunsmore (292.10) finished 56.55 points ahead of freshman teammate Alex Clark (235.55) on the 1-meter and by 10.55 points in front of his other rookie teammate, Sean Piacente, in the 3-meter (293.3-282.75). Clark earned fourth-place on the 3-meter board (209.15) and Piacente finished sixth on the 1-meter (200.75). Senior Kyle Comiskey claimed fourth-place on the 1-meter (214.35) and sixth on the 3-meter (186.15). Junior Colleen Jones won the women’s 3-meter competition with a score of 247.5 to narrowly defeat […]

Britny Edwards Tallies a Double-Double in ECU’s 64-49 Win Over Monmouth

Britny Edwards Tallies a Double-Double in ECU’s 64-49 Win Over Monmouth

Tatiana Chapple adds 12 points, while B. Edwards notches 18 Box Score Box Score  | Play-By-Play ANNAPOLIS, Md. Dec. 1, 2012– For the second day in a row, Britny Edwards notched a double-double for the East Carolina women’s basketball team as the Pirates defeated Monmouth, 64-49, at the Navy Classic on Saturday at Alumni Hall on the campus of the United States Naval Academy. The Pirates were led offensively by Britny Edwards who poured in a game-high 18 points and added 10 rebounds to go along with a pair of steals. The redshirt senior center shot 56-percent and was a perfect 4-for-4 at the line en route to being the only Pirate named to the Navy Classic All-Tournament Team. Tatiana […]

East Carolina Held Off by Charlotte, 76-64

East Carolina Held Off by Charlotte, 76-64

Miguel Paul had 12 points and five assists for the Pirates Box Score |  Photo Gallery Game Report CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Dec. 1, 2012- Chris Braswell had 18 points and seven rebounds as Charlotte held off East Carolina for a 76-64, non-conference victory Saturday night. Charlotte moved to 7-0, the best start in program history. The team had finished 6-0 three times previously, most recently in 1987-88. Braswell hit 5 of 8 from the field and 8 of 10 from the free-throw line. Willie Clayton had 14 points and 13 rebounds. Miguel Paul had 12 points and five assists for the Pirates (5-1), making him the 14th player in East Carolina history to accumulate 200 career assists. The 49ers outrebounded East […]

Marshall Herd Holds On To Escape Against Seahawks Basketball

Marshall Herd Holds On To Escape Against Seahawks Basketball

MARSHALL 61, UNCW 58 HUNTINGTON, West Virginia Dec. 1, 2012 – UNCW redshirt freshman Craig Ponder did everything he could, exploding for a career-high 26 points before a large group of family and friends, but Marshall rallied down the stretch to edge the Seahawks, 61-58, in a men’s basketball game Saturday night at the Cam Henderson Center. The Herd advanced to 4-0 at home and hiked its record to 5-3 with the non-conference win. The Seahawks had their two-game winning streak snapped and stand 3-4 on the year. “I was very pleased with our effort, but no one likes to lose a close game like this,” said third-year UNCW skipper Buzz Peterson. “We just didn’t make plays late.” Junior guard […]

Spencer Adams Opens 2012-13 Indoor Track Season with Facility Hurdles Record

Spencer Adams Opens 2012-13 Indoor Track Season with Facility Hurdles Record

Adams’ Facility Record Highlights the Orange & Purple Winter Classic Clemson’s standout hurdler clocked a 7.62 in the 60 hurdles final on Saturday.   CLEMSON, SC December 1, 2012 – Spencer Adams established a facility record in the 60-meter hurdles Saturday to lead Clemson track & field’s efforts at the Orange & Purple Winter Classic, the opening meet of the 2012-13 indoor season. Among the Tiger women, Whitney Fountain set a personal best with 3,998 points en route to winning the pentathlon at the Clemson Indoor Track & Field Complex. Adams coasted to a time of 7.72 in the preliminary round, but completely outclassed the field in the final with his facility record of 7.62. Adams’ personal best in the […]

Cougars Rally for 57-55 Victory over Elon

Cougars Rally for 57-55 Victory over Elon

ELON, N.C. – Down by nine points with 13 minutes left to play in the second half, the Cougars completed the comeback and held on for a 57-55 victory over Elon in their first Southern Conference game Saturday at Alumni Gym. Junior Afreyea Tolbert led the Cougars (3-4, 1-0) with 15 points and 14 rebounds and made a key steal with six second left to help preserve the win. Senior Megan Fischer made some key baskets down the stretch and finished with 14 points for the Cougars. The Cougars controlled much of the first half against Elon (2-3, 0-1) and went into the break up 26-24. Elon came out strong in the second half and at the first media timeout […]

Willis Hall Leads Cougars To 56-54 Road Win at Elon In SoCon Opener

Willis Hall Leads Cougars To 56-54 Road Win at Elon In SoCon Opener

ELON, N.C. – Redshirt junior forward Willis Hall (Charlotte, N.C.) turned in his third career double-double to lead the College of Charleston to a 56-54 road win at Elon in its Southern Conference opener held on Saturday night at Alumni Gym. Hall registered a game-high 19 points and 12 rebounds to give the Cougars (5-2, 1-0 SoCon) their fourth consecutive victory and to close out a tough three-game road stretch at 3-0 which also included an upset of then No. 21-ranked Baylor on Nov. 24.   CofC looked to avenge a 99-98 double-overtime loss to the Phoenix (5-3, 1-1 SoCon) a year ago at the very same venue. Both teams came into the contest as the divisional leaders in the […]

Charleston Volleyball Falls To No. 15 Florida, 3-0, In NCAA Second Round

Charleston Volleyball Falls To No. 15 Florida, 3-0, In NCAA Second Round

Box Score GAINESVILLE, Fla. – College of Charleston volleyball’s record-breaking season came to a bittersweet end in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament as No. 15 Florida took a 3-0 decision (25-20, 25-16, 25-14) to advance to the NCAA Sweet 16. The Cougars (27-8) hung tough with the Gators (27-4) in the first set before Florida’s size and physical advantage eventually took over. The Gators hit .315 for the match and held CofC to just .079 hitting.   Sophomore Sloane White led the Cougars with 11 kills, while junior Emily Neideffer tallied nine kills and a team-best .375 hitting percentage.   Playing in her final match as a Cougar, senior Emily Shelton tallied 15 digs to finish her career […]

Pirates Accept Invitation To The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

Pirates Accept Invitation To The R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

ECU To Face Louisiana-Lafayette At The Mercedes-Benz Superdome On Dec. 22 GREENVILLE, N.C. Dec. 1, 2012 – East Carolina has accepted an invitation to play in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Dec. 22. The assignment was officially finalized following Tulsa’s victory in the Conference USA Championship Game earlier Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 12 noon (ET) against Louisiana-Lafayette, who finished regular season play with an overall mark of 8-4 and a Sun Belt record of 6-2. The Pirates and Ragin’ Cajuns, who have met on 10 previous occasions, will battle for the first time since ECU posted a 20-10 victory on Sept. 22, 1990. In all, Louisiana-Lafayette has captured six wins in the series, […]