NCWC Women's Hoops Season Ends in USA South Quarterfinals

2017-18 NCWC Women's Basketball Team
2017-18 NCWC Women's Basketball Team

Greensboro, N.C. - The N.C. Wesleyan women's basketball team saw its 2017-18 season come to an end on Saturday with a 70-54 loss to Greensboro College in the USA South Tournament quarterfinal round. The top-seeded Pride forged an 11-point lead at intermission and out-scored the 4th-seeded Bishops 34-29 in the second half to seal the win.

Junior Nadiya Holley paced the Bishops with a team-high 11 points off the bench, and she completed her first career double-double with ten rebounds. Freshman Javana Jones joined her in double-figures with 10 points. Playing her final collegiate game, senior KeChae Parker wrapped up her solid career with five points and eight boards.

As a team, the Bishops out-rebounded the Pride 53-46 on the day. Greensboro, however, shot a little better than 37 percent from the floor while holding Wesleyan to just 29 percent accuracy. Shaniah Haynes led four Pride players in double-figures with a game-high 15 points.

Wesleyan ends the season with a 13-14 overall record, which included a 9-7 mark in USA South play. With a talented young roster that included just one senior, the Bishops will now begin preparing for what looks to be a promising 2018-19 campaign.