Rock Hill, S.C. – Kacie Hall connected on three fourth quarter threes to cut Winthrop’s lead to one point with under a minute to play, but the Eagles were able to hang on for a 55-52 victory on Saturday afternoon at the Winthrop Coliseum. Hall scored a game-high 24 points and had five threes in the game. Tess Santos recorded a game-high and collegiate-best 13 rebounds.

How It Happened

Presbyterian College jumped out to a 4-0 lead with baskets from Ericka Blackwell-Boyden and Salina Virola in the game’s opening minutes.

After a 5-0 Winthrop run gave them a 5-4 lead, the Blue Hose replied with a 10-0 run capped by consecutive three-pointers from Hall to take a 14-5 lead with 2:27 left in the first.

The Eagles went on a 19-4 run that stretched from the first into the second quarter and saw the home team leading 24-18 with 2:38 remaining before the half.

In the third quarter, Shamani Stafford hit three consecutive three-pointers to give PC a 35-33 lead with 5:40 remaining.

Winthrop went on a 9-2 run to start the fourth to build their lead to eight, 51-43, with 5:23 left in the game.

Hall fueled a 9-2 run with three three-pointers to cut Winthrop’s lead to just one, 53-52, with 47 seconds left.

After two Winthrop free throws, Maleeah Langstaff was able to steal a three-point attempt from Hall to end the game and secure the 55-52 win.

For the Record

Presbyterian College 4-14 (2-5) while Winthrop 9-10 (5-3) this season.


Kacie Hall scored 24 points to finish in double-digits for the 14th consecutive game. She was 5-11 (.455) from three. The junior now has 757 career points and surpassed Keyonna Allen (2011-15) for 7th in PC’s Division I era.

Tess Santos secured a collegiate-best 13 rebounds to exceed her previous best of eight.

Salina Virola now has 403 career rebounds and surpassed Sherece Smith (2010-14) for 7th in PC’s Division I era.

Presbyterian had a slight advantage with 19 points off 18 Winthrop turnovers, while the Eagles scored 18 points off 24 Blue Hose turnovers.

Winthrop’s bench outscored PC 23-7.

Up Next

Presbyterian College hosts UNC Asheville on Tuesday, January 29, in a 6:00 pm game.