ECU Rallies but Comes Up Short in Overtime Against UTEP
Myrtle Beach, S.C. – The ECU women's basketball team was defeated, 93-79, by UTEP in overtime on Sunday in the Philanthropist.com Carolinas Challenge in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Destiny Campbell was ECU's leading scorer for the first time this season with a career-high 18 points while three other Pirates scored in double figures. Freshman Ariyana Williams reached double figures for the eighth-consecutive game with 12 points. Raven Johnson and Lashonda Monk added 12 and 10 points, respectively.
Faith Cook and Tamara Seda led the Miners with 16 points each while Jordan Alexander and Najala Howell finished with 15 apiece. UTEP converted 42-of-52 its free throw attempts and finished shooting 50 percent (23-for-46) from the field.
ECU (6-5), UTEP (6-3)
Macy's opening statement
"This was a tough game, you know. We played well for basically two quarters and typically when you do that you don’t get an opportunity to play in overtime. A lot of different people did a lot of different things. We played with a ton of adversity, obviously all the people fouling out early on was really tough. But ultimately we’ve got to be a tougher basketball team and we are working and are building on that, and we will be. It’s good to be back down in South Carolina and see some friends and family that are huge supporters of us and what a great tournament that they put on.”
News and Notes
• ECU is 4-6 all-time against UTEP and 0-5 against the Miners under head coach Heather Macy.
• The Pirates are 0-2 in overtime games this season and 8-12 in overtime games under Macy.
• ECU finished with a season-high 79 points
• ECU recorded a season-low in turnovers with 14.
• Four Pirates reached double figures for the fourth time this season.
• Destiny Campbell had a career-high 18 points.
• Ariyana Williams had 12 points for her eighth-consecutive double figure scoring game.
• Raven Johnson had her second-straight double figure scoring game with 11 points.
• Freshman Lashonda Monk tied her career high with 10 points.
ECU returns home to begin a four-game home stand when the Pirates face Savannah State on Wednesday, Dec. 20, at 7:00 p.m. in Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.