Late run leads Huskies past Seahawks

Morgan Starling, Staff Writer

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW women’s basketball (3-11) lost their ninth straight game to Northeastern (5-11) 63-52 Saturday afternoon in Trask Coliseum. This was the Seahawks’ first home game in 48 days.

There was hope for the Lady Hawks today, as they went into halftime with an eight-point lead; however, the Huskies dominated the fourth quarter to take the lead and win the game. Neither team shot very well, both shooting under 40% from the field, and the Huskies shooting 33.3% from behind the arc, with the Seahawks at 26.1% from three.

Freshman guard Maddie Vizza led four Huskies in double figures with 16 points. Senior guard Stella Clark scored 14 and had six assists, while sophomore guard Mossi Staples chipped in 13 points and four rebounds. Sophomore forward Mide Oriyomi had the team’s only double-double, with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

UNCW did set a season low by only allowing 22 points in the first half, but for the first time this season, committed more personal fouls than their opponent.

It was a bit of a slower scoring day for the Seahawks, with only two players in double figures. Senior forward Carol-Anne Obusek led the team with 16 points and nine rebounds, her sixth straight game in double figures, with junior guard Za’Nautica Downs following close behind at 15 points and five rebounds, her eighth straight game in double figures. Redshirt junior guard Dazia Powell chipped in nine points and four rebounds.

UNCW will try to get revenge on the Huskies with game two of the series tomorrow, Feb. 21, in Trask Coliseum, tip off at 1 p.m.