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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 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 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-...

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...

Gallery: Women’s basketball remains undefeated at Trask

Moriah Crisp (2) dribbles against Elon on Feb 8 in Trask Coliseum.

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

February 8, 2019

The UNC Wilmington women's basketball team remained undefeated inside Trask Coliseum this year with a 76-51 win against Elon on Friday night. The Seahawks improved to 14-7 (7-3 CAA) with eight games before the Colonial Athletic Association tournament. Junior guard Lacey Suggs scored a career-best 29...

Seahawks complete weekend sweep, knock off Towson in Sunday matchup

Ashyiona Vason (10) manages to get a tough pass away after stumbling

Elijah Mize, Staff Writer

January 21, 2019

For UNC Wilmington women's basketball, the joy and jubilation of Friday night's historic win over James Madison had to quickly be put aside as current Colonial Athletic Association-leader Towson (11-6, 5-1 CAA) came to town with an undefeated conference record of its own.  Big performances fro...

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,...

UNCW’s Top-10 sports moments of 2018

UNCW's Top-10 sports moments of 2018

Brandon Sans and Noah Powers

December 18, 2018

2018 was a big year for UNC Wilmington Athletics. Championships were won, athletes were honored and records were broken. With so many memorable moments for UNCW in the last year, it's difficult to chalk up a list of only 10, but there were a few that stood out. Here are 2018's top 10 moments for UNCW...

Gallery: Seahawks dominate Grand Canyon

Grace Sacco (33) looks to make a pass during UNCW's Nov. 17, 2018 contest against Grand Canyon

Noah Powers, Assistant Sports Editor

November 17, 2018

UNC Wilmington (3-1) hosted Grand Canyon (1-2) on Saturday afternoon. The Seahawks toppled the Lopes 77-55.

Seahawks use depth to soar past Belmont Abbey in season opener

Seahawks use depth to soar past Belmont Abbey in season opener

Lanre Badmus, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

The UNC Wilmington women’s basketball team used big nights from GiGi Smith, Paige Powell and Lacey Suggs to earn a 74-58 opening night victory over Belmont Abbey at Trask Coliseum on Tuesday night. The win marked a successful start to year two of the Karen Barefoot era. Depth makes the differe...

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