Loading...
*I just submitted one...can you please delete the "Btw..." part and replace with: I bet you think HIPAA is an animal....

Winning record in reach for ECU women

030519ECUbasketball-4.jpg

Nicole Mealing, acting head coach for East Carolina women's basketball, applauds players during Monday's win over SMU in Minges Coliseum.

Loading…

BY RONNIE WOODWARD
The Daily Reflector

Friday, March 8, 2019

A win today at the American Athletic Conference women’s basketball tournament for East Carolina over SMU will ensure a final winning record for the Pirates, even with the ECU-SMU winner facing the daunting task in the quarterfinals of playing Connecticut in Uncasville, Conn.

ECU (15-14) won its final two games of the regular season, including beating SMU on Monday night in Greenville, to finish in a tie for seventh place in the AAC. Tulsa had the tiebreaker, dropping the Pirates into the 8-9 matchup versus the Mustangs (11-18) at 2 p.m.

The Pirates beating SMU and losing to UConn would give them a 16-15 record for the second straight year, but this has been a unique season for East Carolina. Former veteran coach Heather Macy resigned during the preseason amid an internal review led by the ECU athletics’ office of compliance, leading first to Chad Killinger serving as interim head coach and then Nicole Mealing taking over the lead role in December.

“We got into a flow at the right time and I think we have the right people taking the right shots,” Mealing said of defeating Tulsa and SMU during the last week. “You can see that our percentages have gone up. ... I think we’re in a good place right now and we’re just jelling on the court and our defense is picking up and we’re playing with intensity.”

East Carolina won its first four games of the season and was 9-2 before struggles set in late in December and then for almost all of January during league play.

ECU defeated SMU twice, 64-60 and 67-61, during the regular season. The 67-61 victory was Monday, when the host Pirates shot 43.1 percent from the floor and made 16-of-20 free throws.

Speedy guard Lashonda Monk scored 15 points last weekend against Tulsa, and she had 19 points, five steals and four assists versus SMU. She is the team’s leading scorer at 13.1 points per game.

Post player Destiny Campbell has scored at least 14 points in three straight outings, and senior guard Alex Frazier scored 17 on Monday.

“Back-to-back wins going into the conference tournament, that is great momentum for any team,” Frazier said.

The AAC games today and Saturday will available to stream on ESPN3. The semifinals are Sunday, followed by the championship game Monday night on ESPN2.

Contact Ronnie Woodward at rwoodward@reflector.com, 252-329-9592 and follow @RonnieW11 on Twitter.

Loading…

Humans of Greenville

@HumansofGville

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

ECU

June 11, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky.

East Carolina alum Cliff Godwin was hired as ECU’s 16th head baseball coach on June 25, 2014, and within a week, he and the Pirates received a verbal commitment from a local standout in D.H. Conley High School star hitter Bryant Packard.

In the following weeks and months, ECU…

NCAA East Carolina Louisville Baseball

June 11, 2019

East Carolina baseball coach Cliff Godwin said Tuesday morning he has not been contacted by Florida State about its coaching vacancy, and he also said that all five ECU juniors who were drafted last are leaving school and pursuing their professional careers.

The juniors leaving are Jake Agnos,…

060319QuinnBaseball-7.jpg

June 09, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It was a difficult postgame exchange between East Carolina fifth-year baseball coach Cliff Godwin and Louisville 13th year coach Dan McDonnell on Saturday afternoon, much like it was difficult on the Pirates during their two NCAA super regional losses to Louisville to end…

NCAA Louisville East Carolina Baseball

June 09, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The thousands of fans in red and the play on the field by Louisville at Jim Patterson Stadium during the NCAA super regional round trumped East Carolina and its hopes of finally breaking through and getting to Omaha, Neb., for the College World Series this year.

Instead…

NCAA Louisville East Carolina Baseball

June 08, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Jim Patterson Stadium scoreboard read during the third inning Saturday that Louisville had six runs on six hits, while East Carolina was scoreless with no hits.

If Friday’s rout by the Cardinals was not enough of a sign, it became official Saturday that ECU’s…

NCAA Louisville East Carolina Baseball

June 08, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Bobby Miller’s fastball-heavy approach against East Carolina on Saturday proved to be nearly unhittable.

For eight innings, it was unhittable.

Louisville baseball advanced to the College World Series, ended East Carolina’s season and Miller led a shutout of the…

NCAA Louisville East Carolina Baseball

June 07, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Tyler Fitzgerald, the No. 3 hitter in the Louisville batting order, finished 4-for-5 on Friday for the first four-hit game of his three-year career with the Cardinals.

No hit was more important than his RBI double during a four-run fourth inning that completely changed the…

NCAA East Carolina Louisville Baseball

June 07, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The rain was steady during the most important half-inning at Jim Patterson Stadium on Friday, only adding to a dampening day for East Carolina baseball that has the Pirates back in elimination mode during the NCAA tournament.

After having its first 10 batters retired in…

NCAA East Carolina Louisville Baseball

June 07, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — There were plenty of times last weekend when East Carolina’s baseball players had 5,000 fans cheering for them at Clark-LeClair Stadium and helping them navigate and force their way to an NCAA Greenville Regional championship.

It will be different this weekend,…

060619ECUbaseball-4.jpg

June 06, 2019

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -— Two more wins.

It is a historical and even monumental task for any East Carolina team at this point in the NCAA baseball tournament, but the Pirates are back in a super regional, and this team is tasked with winning a best-of-three super regional series at Louisville…

IMG_2326 (1).jpg
228 stories in ECU. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 23
        Next Page»   Last Page»