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Rock Hill: Balanced Offense Leads Eagles To Win Over Upstate Saturday Afternoon

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Balanced Offense Leads Eagles To Win Over Upstate Saturday Afternoon

Winthrop battled its way to an 83-74 victory over USC Upstate on Saturday afternoon inside the Winthrop Coliseum. The Winthrop Eagles (17-12, 8-6 Big South) showcased a balanced offense to secure the win, with standout performances from key players.

Key Players

  • Micheal Anumba: Contributed 15 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal.
  • Sin’Cere Mcmahon: Scored 13 points and added a rebound, assist, and steal.
  • Kelton Talford: Tallied 12 points, 8 rebounds, 2 blocks, and a steal.

First Half Highlights

The game started with a strong finish at the rim by Kelton Talford, setting the tone for the Eagles. The teams exchanged leads early on, with both offenses displaying efficiency. The Eagles closed the first half with a slim 40-37 lead.

Second Half Surge

The Eagles came out strong in the second half, scoring the first four points to build a seven-point lead. The team maintained its momentum with key plays from players like Sin’Cere Mcmahon and Kelton Talford, extending their lead to double digits.

Key Stats

  • Winthrop shot 49% from the floor compared to Upstate’s 45%.
  • Upstate was 14-of-32 behind the arc, while Winthrop finished 6-of-23.
  • Eagles dominated the boards with a 40-24 rebounding advantage.
  • The win secures a Top 4 seed at the Big South Conference Tournament for Winthrop.

Overall, it was a well-rounded team effort that propelled Winthrop to this important victory, showcasing their skills on both ends of the court.



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