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Winthrop Eagles Eye Series Sweep Against Bulldogs in Upcoming Saturday Showdown

Eagles ready for basketball comeback

Winthrop Eagles Aim for Series Sweep Against Bulldogs

ROCK HILL, S.C. – Following their defeat at High Point with a final score of 75-68, the Winthrop women’s basketball team (9-12, 3-5 Big South) is now setting their sights on a comeback. They are looking forward to securing a win as they host UNC Asheville on a promising Saturday afternoon showdown.

Last Game Recap

In their previous encounter, Winthrop saw a remarkable second-half comeback fall slightly short against the Panthers of High Point, concluding the game with a 75-68 defeat. With four Eagles dedicating over 30 minutes on the court, three managed to score in double figures. With an impressive 80% from the field in the third quarter and a final game total of 45%, the Eagles displayed noteworthy resilience. They dominated the boards with an advantage of 36-22, marked by Jada Ryce’s career-high – a notable 22 points.

Looking at Winthrop

In their program’s history, Winthrop owns a record of 607-903. They are currently marking their overall record at home with a 5-5 but sitting at 1-3 in conference play. They have been leading the conference and ranking 34th nationally in turnovers forced per game (20.1). The squad’s 2nd rank in the conference for scoring defense and steals per game (60.7 ppg and 9.9) puts them in a good prominence. The team’s rebounding champion and the conference leader, Marissa Gasaway, is averaging 9.7 rebounds per game, placing her 34th in the nation.

Winthrop’s Rivalry with UNC Asheville

The upcoming game will be the 84th faceoff between the Eagles and the Bulldogs, with UNC Asheville leading the series, 43-40. The first encounter was on Feb. 9, 1985, resulting in a close win for UNC Asheville with a 58-56 score. However, the Eagles claimed their first victory on Jan. 20, 1986, with an 82-66 win on the road. Winthrop won the recent meeting, overcoming UNC Asheville in overtime with a final score of 70-64, marking their first win at UNC Asheville since 2015.

The Schedule Ahead

Looking further, following their Saturday game against UNC Asheville, the Eagles have scheduled a second season encounter against the Charleston Southern Buccaneers on Wednesday, Feb. 7. They are set to travel to Charleston for a competitive 6 p.m. tip-off which will undoubtedly bring some intriguing basketball.

As the Eagles prepare for this exciting series of games, fans and followers can keep up with the latest news and updates by following the Eagles on their official social media accounts.

HERE Rock Hill
Author: HERE Rock Hill

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