ECU Entertains Virginia Intermont Thursday
Nov. 16, 2011
GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina looks to build on its first win of the season when it welcomes Virginia Intermont to Minges Coliseum for a Thursday evening contest. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. The game is part of a doubleheader with the men's squad which takes on Coker afterward.
ECU rolled past St. Andrew's 109-30 in its home opener, establishing the program record for margin of victory and tying the single-game mark for steals. Additionally, East Carolina has won 34 of its last 43 home appearances.
Junior forward Britny Edwards continued her solid early-season play, producing her first double-double in a Pirate uniform with 22 points on 10-for-16 shooting from the floor and 10 rebounds - seven of which were on the offensive glass. Teammate and freshman Tatiana Chapple also excelled in a number of statistical categories, earning the first double-double of her collegiate career at 11 points and 11 rebounds. The Columbus, Ohio native also posted five assists, five steals and no turnovers.
ECU had six total players in double figures offensively as Chareya Smith, Kristine Mial, Celeste Stewart and Shala Hodges put in 17, 16, 11 and 11 respectively. Other standout performances included seven steals by Stewart, a career high, and seven assists from senior Bryelle Smith. Chareya Smith just missed a double-double as she pulled down eight rebounds (five offensive).
A tenacious defensive effort resulted in 33 steals for East Carolina which matched the school record set against NC State Jan. 22, 1973. The 109 points scored tied the third-most in program history and were the most since East Carolina scored the same number against UNC Greensboro on Jan. 29, 1980. The 47 made field goals were the second most, falling just one short of the school record, as were the 93 shots the Pirates attempted.
After a dismal shooting performance in Friday's contest at College of Charleston, ECU rebounded to shoot 51 percent. East Carolina also owned the boards, recording 52 rebounds of which 28 were offensive. The Pirates limited St. Andrew's to 12 field goals made, 28-percent shooting and four assists. ECU also forced 47 turnovers and scored 73 points off those miscues. A majority of East Carolina's points occurred in the paint (76) while the Pirates also out-scored the Knights 43-0 on the fast break.
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