Armstrong Goes Cold In 74-48 Loss At UNC Pembroke
PEMBROKE, N.C. - The Armstrong Atlantic State University women's basketball team suffered through its second worst shooting performance of the season in falling to UNC Pembroke, 74-48, on Saturday afternoon in Peach Belt Conference action.
The Pirates (13-11, 7-9 PBC) now lead Augusta State by just one game with two to play for the fourth and final spot in the PBC Tournament from the East Division. UNC Pembroke (13-10, 10-6 PBC) clinches the third seed with the win.
The Braves hit 55 percent from the floor in the first half in building a 41-28 halftime advantage over the Pirates. UNC Pembroke quickly turned that into a 20-point lead early in the second half as the Pirates made just seven field goals after intermission. The win avenges a 54-52 loss to the Pirates back in December in Savannah.
Domonique Washington led a quartet of Braves in double figures with 18 points, while Jazmine Kemp added 14 points and seven assists while DeDe Cotten notched a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Courtney Bolton added 12 points off the bench as well.
Armstrong was led by D.D. Gipson's 12 points while Mauri Wells notched a game-high 13 rebounds, giving her 311 rebounds on the season. She is only the eighth player in Armstrong women's basketball history to record 300+ rebounds in a season and the first since Kaneetha Gordon in 2007-08.
The Pirates return to action on Monday, February 20th, visiting Francis Marion for a 5:30 p.m. Peach Belt Conference contest in Florence, S.C.