Greenville, N.C. – The ECU women’s basketball team was edged 71-65 by William & Mary in overtime on Tuesday night at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. The Pirates are now 17-4 all-time at home against the Tribe.
Raven Johnson was ECU’s leading scorer for the second time this season with 12 points while four Pirates scored in double figures for the first time this season. Sophomore Dominique Claytor had a career-high in points (10) and rebounds (10) en route to her first-career double-double.
Abby Rendle led all scorers with a triple-double tallying 25 points, 17 rebounds and 10 blocks marking her third-career triple-double and second 10-block game against the Pirates. All 71 of the Tribe’s scoring was by starters with four of the five scoring in double figures.
ECU (1-3), William & Mary (3-1)
Macy’s opening statement
“You give yourself the chance to win, it’s what you want to do every single night playing basketball, and we did that. To end regulation regardless of the horrendous shooting, the way that we defend and our effort level was so good, that kept us engaged. You take 73 shots and typically you don’t see yourself losing a lot of basketball games.”
On having a young team and playing close games
“Well you know I think the practice environment prepares them for those moments and we’re learning who and when and how obviously as a program and we had a lot of positives ones tonight. Ariyana [Williams] came out of the timeout and hit the three from the baseline out of bounds so we’re figuring out who in crucial moments and I’m real proud of some of that performance and they executed much better tonight what we call fringe possessions than they have in the other games.”
Team 1Q 2Q 3Q 4Q OT Total
William & Mary 13 12 21 13 12 71
ECU 21 7 18 13 6 65
News and Notes
• ECU is 33-13 all-time against William & Mary and 2-2 against the Tribe under head coach Heather Macy
• The Pirates played their first overtime game since Jan. 31, 2017 when they lost on the road at Tulsa, 100-92
• ECU is 8-11 in overtime games under Macy
• Dominique had a career-high in points and doubles with her first-career double-double
• Ariyana Williams had a career-high 11 points and her first double figure scoring game
• The Pirates out-rebounded William & Mary 49-46
• Abby Rendle’s triple-double was the third triple-double recorded against the Pirates in the last three years. Gabby Williams of UConn had the previous two.
ECU travels north to East Orange, N.J. for the Seton Hall Thanksgiving Tournament where the Pirates will face Jacksonville State on Saturday, Nov. 25, at 2:30 p.m.