Loading...
Bless our hearts as Edmund Burke quoted: The only thing necessary for the triump of evil is for good men(and women) to...

ECU women survive to take on Huskies

012419ECUbasketball-7.JPG

East Carolina's Salita Greene reaches for the ball during a game against UCF on Jan. 23, 2019. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)

Loading…

The Daily Reflector

Friday, March 8, 2019

The East Carolina women’s basketball team won its third straight game and third straight against SMU on Friday in the opening round of the American Athletic Conference women’s tournament in Uncasville, Conn.

After leading for nearly the entire game, the No. 8 seed Pirates had to make a late run in overtime to top No. 9 seed SMU 50-48.

The Pirates (16-14) advanced to the AAC quarterfinals for the second consecutive year and for the fourth time in five trips to the conference tournament. ECU will take on No. 1 seed Connecticut on Saturday afternoon at 2. The game will be streamed on ESPN3.

“Survive and advance, that is what it’s about right now,” acting ECU head coach Nicole Mealing said. “I think that we played with the energy that we needed to in order to win this game. Shots were not falling like we wanted them to, but our defense was there and we played tough defense for 45 minutes ... I am just so proud of them and of their effort with what they did today.”

ECU had four players score at least 10 points, but none had more than 12. Salita Greene had a doube-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds as well as scoring the go-ahead field goal in the extra period. Alex Frazier and Raven Johnson both had 12 points to lead ECU, while Lashonda Monk had 10 points of her own.

 

With ECU holding its largest lead of the game, 32-18, in the third quarter, SMU’s offense finally came to life while ECU’s went into hibernation late in the game. The Mustangs rattled off a 10-0 run but ECU still led 34-28 heading into the fourth.

ECU still led 42-34 after Johnson made a short jumper with just under four minutes to go, but SMU went on a 12-4 run to tie the game. With 27 seconds left, Kayla White made SMU’s first triple of the game to tie the score at 46-46 with less than 30 seconds remaining.

SMU’s Johnasia Cash scored on the opening possession of OT to give SMU its first lead of the game. Nearly halfway through the five-minute overtime, Monk came up with a steal and turned it into a layup to tie the game.

The game-winning basket came with 1:49 remaining. Greene caught the ball at the left elbow and drove with her right hand, floating a jumper up and over a defender. From there, ECU forced SMU into two missed shots and two turnovers, holding on for the win.

— ECU Media Relations

Loading…

Humans of Greenville

@HumansofGville

Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.

ECU

July 18, 2019

NEWPORT, R.I. — In the lead spot to start at quarterback for American Athletic Conference preseason favorite UCF is senior Notre Dame transfer Brandon Winbush.

Veteran QBs at Memphis (Brady White) and South Florida (Blake Barnett) both were at Arizona State earlier in their careers. Barnett,…

101418ECUfootball-12.jpg

July 18, 2019

NEWPORT, R.I.

East Carolina was picked fifth in the American Athletic Conference football East Division for the second straight year in the league preseason poll, but more important than the poll’s release Tuesday during AAC media days was the confident and persistent presence of ECU…

021418ECUbasketball-7.JPG.JPG

July 17, 2019

NEWPORT, R.I. — Coach Mike Houston remains optimistic yet not in position to announce whether or not Traveon Freshwater will be on East Carolina football’s roster for this season.

The former Elizabeth City Northeastern High School star running back and linebacker signed with ECU in…

081818Footballrecruits-2.jpg.jpg

July 16, 2019

NEWPORT, R.I. — Mike Houston has been in this position before, bracing to prove doubters wrong.

It began with his first head coaching job in 2001 at T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville, when his team was picked in the preseason eighth out of nine teams but thrived during the season to take…

IMG_2422 (1).jpg

July 16, 2019

NEWPORT, R.I. — Standing in front of American Athletic Conference “Power Six” logos on Tuesday, conference commissioner Mike Aresco was persistent that he thinks the American is strong enough to not immediately replace Connecticut when the Huskies leave for the Big East.

Aresco…

IMG_2415 (1).jpg

July 16, 2019

NEWPORT, R.I. — East Carolina athletics director Jon Gilbert found time to put on a swimsuit by mid-afternoon Monday, and ECU football coach Mike Houston sneaked in advice to Pirate receiver Deondre Farrier on the proper cracker-to-oyster ratio when Houston was between interviews at American…

IMG_2404 2 6.18.29 PM.jpg

July 15, 2019

NEWPORT, R.I. — East Carolina is at American Athletic Conference football media days, equipped with first-year coach Mike Houston, first-year athletics director Jon Gilbert and senior receiver Deondre Farrier in his first visit to Newport.

Aside from veteran media relations director Tom…

IMG_2388 2 (1).jpg

July 15, 2019

A trio of first-year American Athletic Conference football coaches, including East Carolina's Mike Houston, heads to Newport, R.I., today for a first taste of seafood, interviews and more at AAC media days.

The other two newcomers are Temple's Rod Carey and Dana Holgorsen after his offseason…

120518ECUFootballHouston-1.jpg

July 14, 2019

The Minges Coliseum court is in under renovation as East Carolina’s basketball coaches also are working to reconstruct their teams that will play this year on a new-look Minges paint scheme.

Fresh from checking out a recent workout of men’s coach Joe Dooley’s squad, which this…

062619fantasycamp-10.jpg

July 13, 2019

Many East Carolina football fans know what Holton Ahlers will be doing in August and the ensuing months as the Pirates’ sophomore projected starting quarterback.

Others fans might have noticed the Greenville native was an ardent ECU baseball fan in June, but in July, he and other Pirate…

033119ECUFootball-2.jpg.jpg
189 stories in ECU. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 19
        Next Page»   Last Page»