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.