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

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

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...

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

Women’s hoops tops Northeastern for second-straight win

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...

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

Women’s hoops losing streak extends to three

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...

UNCW women's basketball coach Karen Barefoot

Seahawks snap home game hot streak

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...

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

Seahawks survive late run from Mount Olive

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...

Trask Coliseum

UNCW Basketball: Full schedules released

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...

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

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

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...

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

Seahawks secure first winning season since 2011-12

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

Gallery: UNCW defense downs Tribe late

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....

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

UNCW remains undefeated at home

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...

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