Wolves Come Up Just Short vs. Piedmont
Wesleyan College (1-11, 0-4 USA S.)
at
Piedmont (10-5, 3-1 USA S.)
1/14/2017 | Cave Arena | Attendance: 394
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Wesleyan College1215151355
Piedmont1315171964
Stats at a GlanceWCPCW
FG Percentage.315 (17-54) .325 (25-77)
3P FG Percentage.182 (4-22) .154 (4-26)
FT Percentage.773 (17-22) .588 (10-17)
Offensive Rebounds521
Defensive Rebounds3535
Total Rebounds4056
Turnovers1512
Steals48
Bench Points1420
Statistical LeadersWCPCW
PointsJustice Thigpen - 13
Carlie Shields - 13
ReboundsJustice Thigpen - 13
Carly Sales - 10
AssistsJustice Thigpen - 6
Carlie Shields - 2
StealsAlyssa Whitford - 1
Justice Thigpen - 1
Breyonna Raymond - 1
Kyla Williamson - 1
Jalen Davis - 2
Carlie Shields - 2
Blocks

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Demorest, GA - In one of their best outings of the season, the Wesleyan College basketball team came up just short against second ranked Piedmont College after a back and forth evenly matched game. The Wolves trailed by only two points with less than two minutes to play, but being forced to foul late in the game, they ultimately dropped the contest by a score of 64-55.

Notables:

  • Senior Justice Thigpen recorded her first double-double of the season with 13 points and 13 rebounds to go along with six assists and 9-of-9 shooting from the free throw line in 40 minutes of action.
  • Taylor Thigpen added another 10 points for the Wolves, while Lexie Russell pulled down 11 boards in the contest.
  • With under 2:00 to play in the game, Wesleyan trailed 57-55 before allowing the Lions to go on a 7-0 run to end the game.

Quotable: 

"I am so proud of the way we fought today against Piedmont," remarked Wesleyan head coach Nicky DiMarzio. "They are one of the best teams in our region and not only were we competitive, we had a chance to win tonight. As a team, we shot extremely well from the free throw line and executed our game plan defensively. I've been waiting for this Wesleyan team to play to their potential, and we are almost there."

Up Next:

Sunday, January 15 at Salem College | Winston-Salem, NC | 2:00pm