Memphis blasts ECU 72-36, drops Pirates to 0-3 in conference play

Published: Jan. 6, 2018 at 7:11 PM EST
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Memphis, Tn. – The ECU women's basketball team (8-8, 0-3) fell 72-36 in the American Athletic Conference road opener to Memphis (6-9, 1-1) at Elma Roane Fieldhouse.

The Tigers jumped out to an early first quarter lead using a 13-2 run in the first six minutes to propel them in the lead and would hold it for the remainder of the game.

Junior Salita Greene led the Pirates with eight points and eight rebounds in 20 minutes of work. Sophomore Raven Johnson and senior Thais Oliveira added seven points and six points, respectively.

Memphis Senior Brea Elmore led all scorers with 22 points while being one of three Tigers to play all 40 minutes. Fellow Senior Cheyenne Creighton recorded a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds.

The Tigers now lead the all-time series 16-12 and the Pirates are 2-10 all-time against Memphis under Macy

Team Records

ECU (8-8, 0-3), Memphis (6-9, 1-1)

News and Notes

• First time this season Salita Greene led the Pirates in scoring (8 points)

• Two Tigers recorded 20-plus points (Elmore 22, Creighton 21)

•The Pirates streak of 27 consecutive games with at least one made three-pointer was snapped

• ECU trails in the all-time series 16-12 to Memphis.

• Macy remains tied with Sharon Baldwin-Tener (2002-2010) as ECU's all-time leader in wins with 126.

Up Next

ECU will return home to face Tulsa in an AAC matchup from Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum this Wednesday at 7 p.m.