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Smith shows out on Senior Day, leads Seahawks to win

GiGi Smith (5) makes a pass during UNCW's Senior Day matchup with Hofstra on March 1, 2020 at Trask Coliseum.

Erin Howard, Staff Writer

March 1, 2020

WILMINGTON — UNC Wilmington women’s hoops extended its winning streak to three games on Sunday in Trask Coliseum with a Senior Day victory over Hofstra (3-25, 0-17 Colonial Athletic Association). With the win, the Seahawks boosted their record to 9-18 overall and 6-10 in conference play. Before ...

Women’s basketball preview: Towson and James Madison

GiGi Smith (5) during UNCW's contest against Delaware in Trask Coliseum on Feb. 24, 2019.

Erin Howard, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

WILMINGTON — UNC Wilmington will look to settle the score with two conference foes as it hits the road this weekend. The Seahawks will face Towson (10-11, 5-5) on Friday night in a Valentine’s Day showdown, then travel to James Madison (17-4, 8-2) for a Sunday matinee.   Towson When the ...

Women’s hoops losing streak extends to three

UNCW women's basketball takes on Towson on Jan. 19, 2020 in Trask Coliseum.

Erin Howard, Contributing Writer

January 21, 2020

WILMINGTON — UNC Wilmington has found itself in a three-game losing streak following Sunday afternoon’s contest against Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week Kionna Jeter and Towson. The Tigers started the game on a 17-0 run that the Seahawks were never able to recover from, before eventually losing 62-...

Seahawks secure first winning season since 2011-12

GiGi Smith (5) during UNCW's contest against Delaware in Trask Coliseum on Feb. 24, 2019.

Lanre Badmus, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

The final home game of the season for UNC Wilmington women’s basketball went according to plan, with a 72-64 win over Delaware at Trask Coliseum on Sunday afternoon. The win snaps a three-game losing streak for the team. History made The Seahawks (16-10, 9-6 CAA) will finish the regular season...

Gallery: Bell, Smith lead Seahawks over Delaware on Senior Day

GiGi Smith (5) during UNCW's contest against Delaware in Trask Coliseum on Feb. 24, 2019.

Noah Powers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 24, 2019

Coming off its first home loss of the season, UNC Wilmington (16-10, 9-6 Colonial Athletic Association) celebrated Senior Day on Sunday afternoon against Delaware (13-13, 8-6 CAA). The Seahawks leaned on performances from senior Chinyere Bell and redshirt junior GiGi Smith. The duo combined for 39...

Gallery: UNCW defense downs Tribe late

Coach Karen Barefoot celebrates alongside Seahawk's bench in win over William & Mary on Feb. 10.

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

February 10, 2019

UNC Wilmington women's basketball defeated William & Mary 66-58 inside Trask Coliseum on Sunday afternoon. The Seahawks closed the contest on a 10-0 to extend their undefeated home record to 12 games. Junior guards GiGi Smith (15 points) and Lacey Suggs (18 points) played all 40 minutes in the absence...

UNCW looks to keep home undefeated streak alive this weekend

UNCW head coach Karen Barefoot during the Seahawks' contest against Northeastern on Feb. 3, 2019.

Lanre Badmus, Staff Writer

February 8, 2019

Many have noticed that there is a new confidence surrounding UNC Wilmington women’s basketball. Some may even say a new swagger. That tends to happen when your team is a perfect 10-0 on its home court.   Head coach Karen Barefoot’s team continues to go from strength to strength in her second year at the helm of the program. Now entering the second half of a fo...

Seahawks cruise past Hofstra in bounce-back win

#24 Chinyere Bell attempts a free throw

Lanre Badmus, Staff Writer

February 2, 2019

UNC Wilmington women’s basketball returned to the Port City knowing that it needed to bounce back after two consecutive road losses last week. It did that in a huge way on Friday night as the Seahawks played host to Hofstra. Hot hands  Riding a wave of hot shooting as well as big nights from four in double figures, the Seahawks (12-7, 5-3 Colonial Athletic Association) were in cruise control for the whole of ...

Smith has show out performance as Seahawks come up short

GiGi Smith (5) during UNCW's matchup with James Madison on Jan. 18, 2019.

Noah Powers, Assistant Sports Editor

January 25, 2019

In light of its recent success, UNC Wilmington traveled to Delaware with high hopes. Prior to this afternoon’s matchup, the Seahawks had won six of their last seven contests — two of which were against conference leaders — and the 'Hawks hoped to carry that confidence into this weekend’s road...

Women’s basketball seeks to ascend to the top of CAA

Shrita Parker (4)

Lanre Badmus, Staff Writer

January 13, 2019

The goal for the UNC Wilmington women’s basketball team this season has been to improve on the strides it made last year. An 8-4 record including their first Colonial Athletic Association win gives coach Karen Barefoot’s team a belief it can surpass last year’s 12-19 season. In Barefoot’s...

Seahawks pick up first CAA win of season

Seahawks pick up first CAA win of season

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

January 4, 2019

Match the crowd’s energy. That was the message UNC Wilmington women’s basketball coach Karen Barefoot sent to her team prior to its Colonial Athletic Association opener against College of Charleston. But this was no ordinary Trask Coliseum crowd. From courtside to the rafters, the screams,...

Seahawks unable to pick up win over Panthers

Dec 18, 2018; Pittsburgh, PA, USA;  The UNC Wilmington Seahawks women's basketball team plays the Pittsburgh Panthers at the Petersen Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

December 18, 2018

Almost forty years have passed since the UNC Wilmington women’s basketball team beat a Power-5 opponent. The Seahawks escaped that Feb. 21, 1982 game against Duke with a 59-57 win. Down two players, UNCW was unable to escape its latest attempt to end its Power-5 winless streak against Pittsburgh...

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