Copyright 2019; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. Photo of Nyree Grant who led the team with 21 points and seven rebounds against Georgian Court. Photo by Samantha Kelley. February 13, 2019 vs. Georgian Court.
Feb 13, 2019
Press Release Written By Sports Information Graduate Intern MaryKate Rumbaugh
NEWARK, Del. – A second half run by Georgian Court halted the Wilmington University women's basketball team's halftime lead as the Lions took the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference South Division matchup, 84-57, Wednesday night at the WU Athletics Complex.
The Wildcats (5-17, 5-9) could not control the boards as Georgian Court (10-12, 10-4 CACC) pulled down 45 rebounds to the Wildcats' 27.
The Lions were able to get out to a 12-4 start to the first quarter, before the Wildcats called their first timeout of the contest with 5:54 to go. WilmU would net three layups from Nyree Grant and Macy Robinson, but the Lions would go on a 7-0 run to take a 21-10 lead with 2:55 to play in the first. Jadyn Whitsitt would be the only person to score with two seconds left to end the quarter on an and-one from the three point line, resulting in a four-point play. The Lions would take a 21-14 lead into the second quarter.
The Wildcats finally caught fire entering the second quarter, going on an 11-2 run to take their first lead of the game, 25-23, with 4:49 to go until the half. Georgian Court would then tie the game at 31 apiece, but on two made free throws from Macy Robinson and a corner jumper from Emily Ansah, the Wildcats would take a 35-31 lead into halftime.
Jadyn Whitsitt would open up the second half with a jump shot to give the Wildcats their largest lead of the game at six with 8:49 to go in the third. Wilmington would maintain a one and two point lead for most of the quarter, but hold their final lead of 47-46 with 2:12 to play in the third, as the Lions would end the quarter on a 8-0 run and take a 54-47 lead into the final quarter of play.
The Lions would take a 10-point lead to start the fourth quarter and continue on a 21-1 run to extend their lead to 77-49 with 3:33 to play in regulation. Georgian Court would take their largest lead of 32 in final minute of play and end the contest, 84-57.
The Wildcats were led by senior forward Nyree Grant who scored a team-high 21 points, going 10-16 from the floor while grabbing seven rebounds. Jadyn Whitsitt would finish with 14 points as Macy Robinson added nine for the Wildcats. Kiara Eubanks led the team with a season high seven assists.
WilmU is back on the road this Saturday as they travel to Bloomfield in a cross division matchup with the Bears. Tipoff is set for 1:00 p.m.