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Winthrop Women’s Basketball Team Gear Up for Re-Match Against Charleston Southern Buccaneers in North Charleston

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Eagles Prepare for Re-Match Against Buccaneers in North Charleston

In recent sports news from Rock Hill, the Winthrop Women’s Basketball team is gearing for another clash with Charleston Southern. Fresh off their 10th win of the season with a 65-56 sweeping victory over UNC Asheville, the Eagles are headed to North Charleston for a re-match with the Buccaneers on Wednesday night.

Series History versus Charleston Southern

This match marks the 33rd meeting between the two teams. Notably, Charleston Southern has a slender lead in the series with 34 wins to the Eagles’ 32. The first time the two teams met was on January 9, 1991, with Winthrop taking the win at home with a scoreline of 79-54. Since then, the teams’ bouts have seen Charleston Southern victorious in 21 of the next 27 meetings. Lately, however, Winthrop has had the upper hand with 23 wins in the last 36 encounters. Their most recent meeting saw the Buccaneers win with a nine-point lead (63-54). The Eagles will be looking to turn the tides in their favor in the upcoming contest.

The Winning Streak

Winthrop is currently enjoying a successful run, having just claimed their 10th win of the season against UNC Asheville. The victory saw the Eagles dominating the game, leading the entire way. The team had a shooting percentage of 37% from the field and an impressive 88% from the free-throw line. Additionally, they managed to outrebound the Bulldogs, 42-29. Continuing this winning formula will be key for the Eagles as they face off against Charleston Southern.

Winthrop at a Glance

Overall, Winthrop is currently holding a 608-903 record as a program and a 207-372 record in Big South regular-season games. The Eagles’ recent performances have seen them forcing turnovers in games – a stat they lead both in the conference and the nation. In addition, they rank 2nd in the conference in scoring defense and steals per game and 4th in blocks per game. Marissa Gasaway leads the team in rebounding and is also ranked 28th in the nation. Jada Ryce leads the team with 10.6 points per game. Maintaining these statistics and improving in key areas will be crucial for the Eagles as they head into the upcoming match.

Looking Ahead

Following the Charleston Southern match, Winthrop will return to Rock Hill for a two-game homestand, starting with Longwood on the 10th of February. The Eagles will hope to maintain their winning streak and continue their upward trajectory in the face of these tough matches.

Social Media

Stay in tune with the latest updates on the Winthrop women’s basketball program by following the Eagles on Twitter (@WinthropWBB), Instagram (@winthropwbb) and Facebook (/WinthropWBB).

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