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Frazier, Monk thriving together

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East Carolina guard Alex Frazier (1) drives to the basket against Tulsa in Minges Coliseum on Jan. 10, 2018.

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The Daily Reflector

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Alex Frazier has lived up to her preseason notion that she can be a dependable scorer for this East Carolina women’s basketball team.

The junior guard is on a scoring surge heading into tonight’s home game against American Athletic Conference last-place squad Memphis, having scored at least 12 points in four straight outings. She is at 6.9 points per game for the season, which is up from her marks the last two years (4.0 and 3.1), and from when it was at 5.1 in mid-December.

ECU (13-11, 5-6 American) is 4-2 in its last six games thanks in large part to the guard play by Frazier and Lashonda Monk, a freshman who has moved up as the Pirates’ leader in scoring during league action.

Monk started ECU’s previous four games, which led to scoring increases for her and Frazier. Even in an 88-47 defeat at South Florida last Wednesday night that stopped the Pirates’ three-game win streak, Frazier totaled a team-high 13 points and Monk had eight.

Memphis (7-17, 2-9) last won Jan. 13 at Tulsa, which was followed by seven straight losses heading into tonight.

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ECU

January 19, 2019

Despite a season-high 27 offensive rebounds, the ECU women’s basketball team could not convert the second chances into points and fell 58-46 at Memphis on Saturday afternoon.

ECU (10-7, 1-3 American Athletic Conference) was down to just eighth healthy players but also swiped 12 steals. That…

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January 18, 2019

Last year, East Carolina women’s lacrosse was new enough that the team and its coaches did not yet know what they didn’t know.

As the team’s second-ever season is set to begin, so too is a whole new understanding of the game and its many nuances at the top college level. The 2018…

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January 17, 2019

A letter from East Carolina athletics director Jon Gilbert addressed his first month-plus in charge of Pirate athletics and it also looked ahead to the future.

Gilbert posted an open letter to fans on the Pirates’ official website Thursday, saying that he will regularly use these “From…

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January 17, 2019

One intriguing aspect of Wednesday night’s 85-74 victory for Temple basketball in Minges Coliseum was that Temple’s best player is senior guard Shizz Alston Jr. and East Carolina’s best player is freshman forward Jayden Gardner.

The pair of prolific scorers did not disappoint,…

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January 16, 2019

Maryland’s hire of former East Carolina football head coach Scottie Montgomery as its offensive coordinator was made official by the Terrapins on Thursday. He also will serve as quarterbacks coach.

The hire should decrease what money ECU owes Montgomery. He was dismissed by the Pirates on Nov.…

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January 16, 2019

Things went according to plan for East Carolina basketball in front of an eager and enthusiastic crowd for the first 10 seconds Wednesday night in Minges Coliseum.

Red-hot freshman Jayden Gardner made a basket for the Pirates shortly after tip-off, but Temple reeled off 21 straight points and…

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January 16, 2019

East Carolina football head coach Mike Houston and his family are closing on a house this week and making the full move to Greenville next week.

Houston has made Greenville home basically since he was officially hired from James Madison on Dec. 3 to be the 22nd coach of the Pirates. He has been…

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January 16, 2019

East Carolina football has started its winter workouts with a heavy focus on the weight room under guidance from director of strength and conditioning John Williams Jr., but first-year head coach Mike Houston also has other plans for the Pirates as they continue to stride toward beginning spring…

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January 15, 2019

Shawn Williams was the 2018 American Athletic Conference basketball rookie of the year, and this season he has seen East Carolina teammate and freshman Jayden Gardner firmly put himself in position for a Pirate to potentially win the award for the second straight year.

Gardner’s outstanding…

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January 14, 2019

Jayden Gardner continues to thrive as a freshman basketball player for East Carolina, including recently taking over as the American Athletic Conference’s leading scorer, and his praise continued Monday when he was lauded again by the AAC.

Gardner was named the league’s co-freshman of…

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