Lady Pirates get ‘Justice’ in 54-51 win over Virginia
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WITN) - Graduate student Justice Gee kissed a three-pointer off the glass with seven seconds left to lift the ECU women’s basketball team to a thrilling 54-51 win over Virginia Sunday inside John Paul Jones Arena.
The Pirates (1-1) opened the game on a 16-0 run to earn their first victory of the season.
Sophomore guard Taniyah Thompson scored a game-high 19 points, while junior Tiara Chambers recorded her first double-double (11 points, 13 rebounds) in ECU’s first win over a “Power Five” opponent on the road since January of 2006 when the Pirates defeated Alabama in Tuscaloosa.
Next up, the Pirates open their home slate against Georgia on Thursday, Dec. 3. Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. inside Minges Coliseum. No fans are allowed to attend, but the game will be streamed on ESPN+.
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