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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...

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...

UNCW notches Alumni Day win over Northeastern, remains perfect at home

Shrita Parker (4) during UNCW's contest against Northeastern on Feb. 3, 2019.

Lanre Badmus, Staff Writer

February 3, 2019

UNC Wilmington continued its four-game homestand with a 83-70 victory over Northeastern on Sunday afternoon.   The win, UNCW’s second in a row, improved its perfect home record to 10-0 and is also its fifth win in its last seven games. The result, which came on Alumni Day, marks a continued im...

Gallery: Seahawks hit Huskies hard, remain undefeated at home

Ahyiona Vason (10) drives past a defender during UNCW's contest against Northeastern on Feb. 3, 2019.

Noah Powers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 3, 2019

UNC Wilmington (13-7, 6-3 Colonial Athletic Association) hosted Northeastern to close out Homecoming weekend. A strong offensive effort, which saw four players scoring in double figures, led the Seahawks to a 83-70 victory over the Huskies (14-6, 4-5 CAA), putting the 'Hawks at 10-0 in Trask Coliseum...

Seahawks look to bounce back on Homecoming weekend

UNCW women's basketball coach Karen Barefoot

Lanre Badmus, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019

The UNC Wilmington women’s basketball team returns to Trask Coliseum this weekend on the back of an up and down last couple of weeks. After knocking off Colonial Athletic Association leaders James Madison and Towson in back-to-back contests, UNCW (11-7, 4-3 CAA) dropped two winnable road games at Delaware...

Parker receives national honor

Shrita Parker (4) during UNCW's matchup with James Madison on Jan. 18, 2019.

Lanre Badmus, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

UNC Wilmington women’s basketball beat both Colonial Athletic Association frontrunners James Madison and Towson at home last weekend. The wins cemented UNCW as a conference frontrunner for the first time in years. On Tuesday, that week went from great to historic. Redshirt senior guard Shrita...

Seahawks look to continue success in weekend slate

From left: Jessica Mitchell (31), Micah Hoggatt (25), Carol-Anne Obusek (32), Moriah Crisp (2), Shrita Parker (4)

Noah Powers, Assistant Sports Editor

January 23, 2019

UNC Wilmington women’s basketball has won six of its last seven games and looks to continue this trend on a two-game road trip this weekend. Fresh off the most historic weekend sweep of the Karen Barefoot-era, the Seahawks (11-5, 4-1 Colonial Athletic Association) will be tested against a Delaware...

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...

Gallery: Seahawks topple conference-leader James Madison

Shrita Parker (4) during UNCW's matchup with James Madison on Jan. 18, 2019.

Noah Powers, Assistant Sports Editor

January 19, 2019

UNC Wilmington (10-5, 3-1 Colonial Athletic Association) played host to conference-leader James Madison on Friday night. A late-game three-pointer from redshirt senior guard Shrita Parker put the Seahawks up 66-63 with 1.9 ticks to go. Following a timeout by the Dukes, JMU guard Jackie Benitez would...

Seahawks shake up CAA standings in come-from-behind conquering of JMU

Shrita Parker (4) hits a floater during UNCW's matchup with James Madison on Jan. 18, 2019.

Lanre Badmus, Staff Writer

January 19, 2019

UNC Wilmington women’s basketball has grown accustomed to battling through adversity this season, having already come from behind late to steal road wins against East Carolina and two-time defending Colonial Athletic Association champions Elon. But when the Seahawks came back from a 13-point deficit...

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 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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