Lady Pirate Seniors Go Out With 65-44 Win Over UCF

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Gabriela Husarova

Feb. 26, 2006

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GREENVILLE, N.C. - The East Carolina women's basketball team collected its 16th win of the season by defeating UCF, 65-44, inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum Sunday afternoon on Senior Day.

After the ECU scored the opening two buckets of the game, UCF (7-20, 5-11) held the Pirates (16-11, 8-8) without a field goal for nearly five minutes as they built a 14-5 lead, which was backed by a Francine Houston three-pointer at 13:55. Jasmine Young, who scored 13 points on the afternoon, ended ECU's offensive drought 17 seconds later, hitting a jumper that sparked a 10-2 run with 9:46 remaining until the intermission.

The Pirates closed the gap to 26-24 on a three by freshman Jessica Slack with 52 seconds left, before UCF's Keunta Miles completed a three-point play to take a five point lead at the break.

East Carolina outscored UCF, 7-2, in the first four minutes of the second period and tied the game at 31 on a 17-foot jumper by Gabriela Husarova at 15:54. The Pirates took over the lead 34-33 when Slack knocked down her second trey of the day less than a minute later.

After the two teams traded baskets, ECU regained the momentum, going on a 17-3 run over the next eight minutes to take a 53-38 with 7:08 remaining in the contest. The Pirates padded their lead in the final seven minutes of play coming away with a 65-44 victory.

Young and sophomore forward Nicole Days led the Pirates in scoring with 13 points each. For the Golden Knights, Miles poured in 14 points to lead all scorers.



The Pirates will have to wait and see who they will play in the 2006 Conference USA Women's Basketball Tournament, which begins on March 2 in Dallas, Texas. The tournament bracket will be announced tonight at 7 p.m. ET.

Post Game Notes:

  • Catherine Coley (third), Ebonee Downey (first), LaToya Horton (18th), LaCoya Terry (11th) and Jasmine Young (27th) recorded starts on Senior Day. <
  • Jasmine Young moved into ninth place on the single-season assists chart with eight on the day. Currently she has 144 for the season. Young also moved up the steals chart with three on the afternoon and currently is tied for fifth with 75.
  • Young recorded her 19th double-digit game of the season with 13 points.
  • Freshman Jessica Slack drained two 3-pointers on the day and moved into a tie for tenth on the schools single-season charts with 41.
  • Jessica Honesty established a career-high in points with eight.
  • Catherine Coley's six points and four rebounds were career-high's.
  • Nicole Days bettered her career-high in points with 13 and had a game-high eight rebounds. She was 6-of-8 shooting from the floor in 21 minutes of action.
  • LaCoya Terry tied her career-high in rebounds with six and added seven points.
  • The Pirates recorded 16 steals to UCF's three.