WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Sophomore guard Chloe Wanink scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Wofford earned its third win in the last four games with a 71-67 victory over UNCW at Trask Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.
The Terriers, who were playing their second game in a six-game road swing, improved to 6-4 on the season while the Seahawks dropped to 4-5 after suffering their fourth loss in the last five outings.
Wanink, who recorded her second double-double of the season, was one of three Wofford players to score in double figures. She made 10-of-20 shots from the floor, including a 4-for-6 effort from three-point range.
Senior guard Kentra Washington added 13 points with eight rebounds while sophomore forward Marissa Bayer came off the bench to add 10 points, shooting 4-for-6 from the field and making both of her free throw attempts.
Freshman guard Moriah Crisp led four Seahawks in double figures by netting a season-high 14 points. She tallied all of her points in the fourth quarter by making all six of her field goal attempts in addition to two of four free throws.
Junior guard Diamond Willis tallied a season-high 14 points with seven rebounds while redshirt senior guard Jasmine Steele and junior guard Madison Raque each contributed 10 points.
How It Happened: Wofford outscored UNCW by an 11-6 margin over the final 3:43 of regulation after Crisp gave the Seahawks a 61-60 advantage. The Terriers also made three of five field goals during the spurt while sinking five of six free throws.
Game Notes: Wofford earned its first-ever win at UNCW in four tries … The Seahawks lead the all-time series by a 6-2 margin, but had a three-game win streak snapped … It was the first meeting between the two teams since Nov. 24, 2010 … There were nine ties and 10 lead changes in the contest … UNCW had four players score in double figures for the second time this season (Nov. 20 at Georgia State) … The Seahawks set season highs for points in the paint (38) and points off turnovers (25) … Wanink’s 26 points are the most scored by an opposing player this season … The Seahawks allowed a season-high 39 points in the second half … UNCW has outrebounded its opponent in five of the last six games after holding a 39-34 edge on the glass against Wofford … Willis posted her fourth double-digit scoring effort of the season while Raque has tallied 10 or more points in five of the Seahawks’ nine games … Junior center Rebekah Banks matched her season high with 10 rebounds, marking her third double-digit rebounding performance in the last four games … UNCW is now 2-3 this season against teams from North Carolina or South Carolina.
Up Next for the Seahawks: UNCW finishes its three-game homestand on Monday, Dec. 19, by hosting Catawba inside Trask Coliseum at 7 p.m. It will be the Seahawks’ final home non-conference game of the season.