CLINTON, S.C. – Junior Kacie Hall scored 16 points to go along with a collegiate-best nine rebounds and six assists to lead the Presbyterian College women’s basketball team to a 61-50 win over Wofford on Friday night in the Templeton Center. Freshman Shamani Stafford added 14 points to end in double-figures for the second time in three games.
How It Happened
The Blue Hose opened the game on a 12-0 run, holding the Terriers scoreless until the final 43 seconds of the first quarter when the Terrier’s Da’Ja Green hit a jumper.
Over the game’s opening run, senior Salina Virola scored four points on a layup and pair of free throws, Stafford connected on back-to-back three pointers and freshman Bria Gibbs scored on an open layup to give PC the 12-point lead.
Wofford was 1-of-18 from the field to start the game.
The teams traded baskets throughout the second quarter, with PC entering the half up 27-15. Hall heated up just before the break, connecting on three consecutive three pointers and led all scorers at the half with 11 points.
The Terriers opened the third quarter on a 6-2 run that included fast-break layups from Green and Chloe Wannink to cut the lead to as few as eight points, 29-21. With 4:56 remaining in the third, Hall connected on her fourth three pointer of the game to return the double-digit lead, 32-21.
A layup from Marissa Bayer brought the score to its closest margin, 36-29, with just over a minute to go in the third quarter. Virola grabbed a rebound and scored a layup as time expired in the quarter, extending the Blue Hose lead back to nine at 38-29.
The fourth quarter again saw alternating baskets between the two teams. Stafford hit a three with 5:05 remaining to give PC its largest lead of the night at 13 points, 50-37.
Still trailing by 12 with 1:02 remaining, Wofford started fouling to get the ball back. PC made its free throws and held on to win 61-50.
For The Record
Presbyterian College improved to 1-2, while Wofford fell to 1-3.
PC held Wofford to just two points in the first quarter with the Terriers shooting just 5.6 FG% (1-18). Wofford finished the game at .300 FG% (18-60) but just .009 3FG% (1-11).
Senior Kacie Hall had a career-night with 16 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
Hall (16) and Stafford (14) both finished in double-figures, marking the first time this season PC had two players score +10 points in the same game.
PC also dominated Wofford 22-2 in second-chance baskets.
PC has won five consecutive matchups against Wofford and leads the series 19-6.
PC will host South Carolina State on Tuesday, November 20, in a 6:00 pm game at the Templeton Center. The Blue Hose lead the series 5-2, and picked up a 46-33 win in the series’ last matchup on November 29, 2014.