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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...

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...

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...

Seahawks look to make big statements this weekend

UNCW head coach Karen Barefoot

Lanre Badmus and Elijah Mize

January 18, 2019

Chemistry, confidence, “next play mentality”, trust, teal-collar work ethic. Those have been hallmarks of the UNC Wilmington women’s basketball team over the last year and a half under coach Karen Barefoot. Those hallmarks have been essential to the Seahawks’ (9-5, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association)...

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,...

Parker, Smith lead UNCW into Carmichael Arena

Shrita Parker (4)

Lanre Badmus, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

The UNC Wilmington women’s basketball team has one more game before final exams it pays a visit to Chapel Hill’s Carmichael Arena to face North Carolina on Wednesday afternoon. The game is the first half of a doubleheader that concludes with the men’s teams of both schools facing off at the Dean E. Smith Cente...

Seahawks soar to win over Broncos at Trask

Shrita Parker (4) gets double-teamed by defenders during UNCW's exhibition against Catawba on Oct. 27, 2018.

Elijah Mize, Contributing Writer

December 1, 2018

Behind 27 forced turnovers, 27 points from Shrita Parker and a double-double from Paige Powell (her third of the season), UNC Wilmington downed Fayetteville State (3-4) 72-54 Saturday afternoon.    “We got the win, that’s all that really matters,” said Parker. “Whether it’s ugly or pretty. We got th...

Seahawks use depth to conquer Grand Canyon

Gigi Smith (5) attempts a free throw during UNCW's Nov. 17, 2018 contest against Grand Canyon

Elijah Mize, Contributing Writer

November 17, 2018

UNC Wilmington women’s basketball team is now off to its best start since the 2010-11 squad after it defeated Grand Canyon 77-55 in Trask Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. Double-digit scoring efforts from Shrita Parker, GiGi Smith, Timber Tate and Chinyere Bell once again showcased the Seahawks overall...

Seahawks enter year two of Barefoot era

UNCW head coach Karen Barefoot

Lanre Badmus, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

The UNC Wilmington women’s basketball program made significant strides in 2017-18. On paper, it may not have seemed like much when comparing it to 2016-17 – their 12-19 overall record was only one better than the previous season, and their Colonial Athletic Association record of 4-14 went one game...

UNCW women’s hoops wins exhibition over Catawba

Lacey Suggs (13) attempts to recover a loose ball

Brandon Sans, Sports Editor

October 27, 2018

UNC Wilmington women’s basketball opened its 2018-19 season with a 79-55 exhibition win over Catawba on Saturday in Trask Coliseum. In the only public scrimmage this year, the Seahawks handled the Indians and never trailed in the game. Below are highlights of the day: The Smith and Suggs Show ...

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