Campbell hands Seahawks first loss


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The Seahawk bench (from left: Grace Sacco, Micah Hoggatt and Carol-Anne Obusek) celebrates following a big play during UNCW’s contest against Northeastern on Feb. 3, 2019.

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor

WILMINGTON – UNCW (1-1) followed up a 20 point victory over Norfolk State (0-1) with a tough loss to Campbell (1-1) on Friday afternoon inside of Trask Coliseum. The split of a pair of home games marks the second straight season that the Seahawks have started 1-1.

First Half: Even Fight

The Lady Hawks only trailed by a single point at halftime thanks to six points from both Camille Downs and Mary McMillan. UNCW also made its presence felt on the glass grabbing five offensive rebounds for 10 second chance points.

The Camels were led by Shy Tuelle as the game’s only double-digit scorer with 10 heading into the half. Tuelle shot 4-10 from the field including 2-7 from downtown, while grabbing four rebounds.

Second Half: Hump Day

What was close in the first half turned out to be in the Camels’ favor during the second. Campbell finished the game on fire, shooting 50% from the field and scoring 30 points in the paint. Campbell also finished with nearly three 20 point scorers. Taya Bolden finished with 21, Tuelle dropped 18 and Luana Serranho had 17 to lift the Camels to a 13-point victory.

It was a different story for the Seahawks, who also had three double-digit scorers but shot a measly 32 percent from the field to finish the game. McMillan finished the game leading the Seahawks in scoring with 11, followed by C. Downs and Carol-Anne Obusek who each had 10.

Looking Ahead: UNCW vs South Carolina State

UNCW will head to Orangeburg, S.C. on Dec. 7 to play the Bulldogs (0-1) at 2 p.m. The Lady Hawks will look to continue last year’s success against South Carolina State when they defeated them 84-46.