South Orange, N.J. – ECU women’s basketball snapped a four-game losing streak with a 66-63 win over Rider (0-6) at the Seton Hall Thanksgiving Classic. The Pirates went 1-1 over the weekend while sophomore Dominique Claytor was named to the all-tournament team.
Claytor led ECU with 14 points, a career-high, and nine rebounds falling one board shy of her third-consecutive double-double. Thais Oliveira matched her with 14 points and added eight rebounds, and four blocks. Ariyana Williams and Alex Frazier each added 10 points as the Pirates’ third and fourth players in double figures.
ECU shot 43.3 percent from the field and held Rider scoreless from three-point range. Kamila Hoskova led all scorers with 18 points, 10 of which were from the free throw line (10-for-13).
The Pirates lead the all-time series 1-0 after Sunday’s matchup marked the first meeting in program history.
ECU (2-4), Rider (0-6)
I’m real proud of them. We’re building it back to where these kids understand how to win. Today was a gutted out, find a way win and I am really, really proud of their response. We switched up what we were doing a little bit today and it made a huge difference. And again, it’s just great to see, we’ve got great kids in our basketball program and it’s great to see them doing so well. Dom Claytor is emerging as a consistent option for us offensively. She’s always been a good rebounder and a really good defender and now she’s hitting open shots and looking really confident. I’m really proud of her. We’ve got a young basketball team and the young ones are growing fast and I think that they are playing really well for us.
Team 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q Total
ECU 18 12 11 20 63
Rider 15 11 17 25 66
News and Notes
· Dominique Claytor had her third-straight game in which she set a career-high in points. She fell one rebound shy of her third-consecutive double-double with 14 points and 9 rebounds.
· Thais Oliveira was 4-for-5 at the free throw line down the stretch en route to a 14-point performance.
· Alex Frazier had a team-high five assists in 36 minutes of action.
· Claytor was named to the SHU Classic All-Tournament Team.
ECU returns home to face Charlotte at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 30 in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.