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Oliveira keys ECU road victory


East Carolina's Thais Oliveira, left, scores during a game against William & Mary on Nov. 21, 2017. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)


The Daily Reflector

Monday, December 4, 2017

East Carolina’s women’s basketball team continued a recent trend Monday night when another close game ended in another victory for the Pirates.

This time it was a big third quarter guiding ECU, which won 66-56 at Kennesaw State for the Pirates’ first road victory of the season. ECU trailed by three points at halftime and then scored 21 points in the third, gaining a lead it held for the entire final quarter, and it wasn’t extended to double-digits until less than 10 seconds remained.

East Carolina (5-4) is on a four-game win streak for the first time since it started 5-0 in the 2015-16 season.

Thais Oliveira continued her stellar senior campaign with a career-high 22 points on a night when she also grabbed nine rebounds and had three steals with three blocks. Through three quarters, the Pirate center was 6-of-6 on field goals for 15 points, six rebounds and two blocks.

KSU (3-7) trailed by only one point -— 53-52 — with 4:13 left to play when Dominique Claytor’s basket on an assist by Justice Gee started a 10-2 run by the Pirates.

KSU committed 30 turnovers, and the Pirates had 28. The visitors did total 11 assists, including one by Oliveira to Ariyana Williams for a key 3-pointer early in the fourth and a 48-43 edge. 

Veteran East Carolina guard Alex Frazier had seven points and three assists, but also seven turnovers. Williams (15 points, 4-of-14 shooting) made both of the Pirates’ 3-pointers as part of a 2-of-11 team effort from the outside.

The Owls led 25-22 at halftime. They had one player finish with eight turnovers, and another had seven.

ECU is off until hosting N.C. Central on Dec. 14 at 11:30 a.m. for education day.


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