UNCW Press Release
JACKSONVILLE, Florida – Junior guard Naqaiyyah Teague and senior guard Shatia Cole each scored 16 points as UNCW used a strong shooting effort to end a three-game losing streak with a 63-47 non-conference victory over North Florida at UNF Arena on Tuesday afternoon.
The Seahawks, who won their second consecutive road game, improved to 4-6 on the season while North Florida, which dropped a 4-10, suffered its third consecutive loss.
Led by Teague and Cole, the Seahawks shot a season-high 48.2 percent from the field, including a 15-for-30 effort in the first half. Teague made 8 of 17 shots from the floor en route to her fourth double-digit scoring effort in the last five games. Meanwhile, Cole came off the bench to make 7 of 12 field goal attempts, including both of her three-point shots.
Junior guard Amber Reeves contributed nine points with a team-high seven rebounds while matching her career high with five assists.
Sophomore guard Sierra Shepherd led North Florida with a game-high 18 points while contributing eight rebounds, six assists and six steals. Junior guard Claire Ioannidis added 15 points with four assists and three rebounds.
How It Happened: The Seahawks never trailed in the game and led by as many as 23 points early in the fourth quarter. UNCW matched a season high by scoring 20 points in the second quarter, including 13 points from Teague and Reeves.
#SeahawkStats: The Seahawks earned their first-ever win over North Florida after falling by a 55-41 margin in the inaugural meeting last year … UNCW scored 60 or more points for the third time this season … Junior forward Jordan Henry tallied a career-high four blocked shots as the Seahawks set a season high with six rejections against the Ospreys … Freshman guard Emily Thomas made the first start of her college career and scored six points while playing a season-high 18 minutes … Teague is averaging 12.3 points per game in her last five outings … The Seahawks outrebounded North Florida by a 35-29 margin, marking the third time in the last five games UNCW has held the advantage on the boards … UNCW had a commanding 22-1 advantage in bench points … The Seahawks shot an impressive 15-for-25 (60.0%) in the second and third quarters … UNCW held an opponent under 50 points for the third time this year.
What’s Ahead for the Seahawks:
Thursday, Dec. 31 at Duke • 2 p.m. • Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, N.C.
Sunday, Jan. 3 vs. Elon • 2 p.m. • Trask Coliseum, Wilmington, N.C.
Friday, Jan. 8 at Delaware • 7 p.m. • Bob Carpenter Center, Newark, Del.