CHARLESTON, S.C. - NCAA Division I College of Charleston outscored visiting Armstrong State University 18-7 in the fourth quarter to pick up a 66-57 come-from-behind exhibition women's basketball victory over the Division II Pirates on Wednesday evening at TD Arena in Charleston, S.C.
The Pirates led the Cougars 26-18 after the first quarter and by six points, 38-32, at the break. The Cougars narrowed the lead to two, 50-48, after the third quarter, then opened up the fourth quarter on a 16-2 run to take the lead and pull away for the win.
Senior Brigitta Barta paced the Pirates in the contest, hitting 9-of-14 shots from the floor and 8-of-9 free throws for 26 points, to go with a team-high six rebounds. Machala Raymonville added eight points, five rebounds and four assists.
The College of Charleston was led by Breanna Bolden's double-double of 22 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals. Baileigh Larson added nine points and six rebounds.
Armstrong State shot 36.5 percent from the floor (19-of-52) and hit just 5-of-21 three-pointers (23.8 percent). The College of Charleston shot 37.1 percent from the floor (26-of-70) and nailed 7-of-16 three-pointers (43.8 percent). The Cougars held a 45-37 edge in rebounds and forced 25 turnovers by the Pirates.
The Pirates will play its next exhibition against an NCAA Division I foe on Monday, November 7th, visiting Savannah State for a 6 p.m. contest against the Tigers.