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Head coach Karen Barefoot not participating in UNCW women’s basketball Media Day

Karen Barefoot calls out signals to her team in a UNCW women's basketball game during the 2017-2018 season.

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor

October 20, 2020

WILMINGTON – With its annual Media Day set to be held this Thursday, Oct. 22, Head Coach for UNC Wilmington’s women’s basketball Karen Barefoot will not take part in the event. Instead, “Interim Head Coach Tina Martin” is listed to speak last to the media and press about the upcoming 2020-21...

Women’s hoops tops Northeastern for second-straight win

UNCW women's basketball against Northeastern on Feb. 28, 2020 at Trask Coliseum

Erin Howard, Staff Writer

February 29, 2020

WILMINGTON — UNC Wilmington got its second-straight win Friday night at Trask Coliseum against Northeastern. The 61-48 victory was fueled by senior Lacey Suggs who had 18 points, helping her crest the 1000 career-point mark. “I’m very proud of our team. A lot of toughness out there. We just, ...

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 snap home game hot streak

UNCW women's basketball coach Karen Barefoot

Erin Howard, Contributing Writer

November 26, 2019

WILMINGTON — UNC Wilmington looked to continue its hot streak in Trask Coliseum (won 15 of last 16 at home) heading into Saturday's matchup against Kennesaw State but fell short 58-56. The Seahawks got out to a slow start, only scoring 10 points in the first quarter against the tough defense of ...

Seahawks survive late run from Mount Olive

UNCW during its matchup with Mt. Olive on Nov. 20, 2019.

Erin Howard, Contributing Writer

November 21, 2019

WILMINGTON — UNC Wilmington improved its record to 2-3 Wednesday night as it outlasted Mount Olive 75-67 in Trask Coliseum. The win was the Seahawks’ 15th out of their last 16 at home.  From the opening jump, the Seahawks never trailed, tapping the ball to senior guard, Lacey Suggs, for a quick two points; a trend that continued for the next two quarters as she set the tone for her team. Suggs left...

UNCW Basketball: Full schedules released

Trask Coliseum

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

August 29, 2019

While non-conference matchups have already been announced, the Colonial Athletic Association announced yesterday, the conference slates for both men’s and women’s basketball for the 2019-20 season. Now that the complete schedules for both squads have been released, here is a dive into what we...

Badmus: ‘Good enough’ is no longer the standard for women’s basketball

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

Lanre Badmus, Staff Writer

March 29, 2019

Seahawk fans have every right to be proud of the women’s basketball season, but more work lies ahead. It was a historic season that captured the attention of fans in and beyond Wilmington. There was the near-perfect home record, a jump in attendance and even a National Player of the Week. Despite...

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...

Badmus: Parker’s mark on UNCW felt in lone season

Shrita Parker (4) looks to pass during UNCW's matchup with Elon on Feb. 8, 2019.

Lanre Badmus, Staff Writer

February 23, 2019

Shrita Parker will end her collegiate career having played only one season at UNC Wilmington, but the consensus around the women’s basketball program is that her mark will be felt in the halls of Trask Coliseum for years to come. The redshirt senior guard will play the final home game of her collegiate...

Women’s basketball use free throws, defense to hold off Tribe

GiGi Smith (5) and Paige Powell (1) on defense in win over William & Mary on Feb. 10 inside Trask Coliseum.

Lanre Badmus, Staff Writer

February 11, 2019

It was not at all pretty or smooth to see unfold. It required some free throws, lots of defense and even more grit down the stretch. UNC Wilmington women’s basketball provided all of that as its undefeated home record improved to 12-0 with a 66-58 victory over William & Mary at Trask Coliseum on...

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 remains undefeated at home

Chinyere Bell (24) fights for a layup against Elon on Feb. 8, 2019.

Elijah Mize, Staff Writer

February 9, 2019

UNC Wilmington women’s basketball remained perfect at home with a 76-51 win over Elon inside Trask Coliseum on Friday night. The Seahawks (14-7, 7-3 CAA) showcased their defensive tenacity by forcing the Phoenix into 19 turnovers to their own nine giveaways. Unlike earlier this year, the Seahawks...

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