GREENSBORO, N.C. — Hillary Cook hit a jumper with 12.3 seconds remaining and Danielle Duncan iced the game seven seconds later as Greensboro upset No. 18 Piedmont 59-57. The victory ends a two-game skid for Greensboro and exacted revenege on the Lions, who dealt them their first loss of the season on Dec.10th.
|TOP 25 SCORES|
|Johns Hopkins 76, No. 9 Muhlenberg 67|
|No. 13 Mary Washington 75, Ferrum 64|
|No. 21 Greensboro 59, No. 18 Piedmont 57|
Duncan scored 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, including 20 points in the first half, which accounted for more than half of The Pride’s points. The game was close throughout, with Piedmont holding the biggest lead of the first half at the 8:38 mark, when Keiondria Thompson’s 3-pointer made it 20-11. Greensboro countered with a 17-2 run that chewed up five minutes and gave it a 28-23 lead. The Pride took a 32-27 lead into the half.
The Pride tried to open up a bigger lead early in the second half and two free throws by Jena Cabe made it a seven-point gap, but Piedmont wouldn’t go away. The second half included several runs by both teams, as the Lions closed the deficit to one before Greensboro jumped back out to a seven point lead. A 3-pointer by Amber Satterfield gave Piedmont its first lead of the second half, 48-46, with less than eight minutes remaining.
There were five lead changes and two ties in the last eight minutes of the game, but it was Cook’s short jumper over 6-foot-3 senior Sada Wheeler that was the decisive moment of the game. Following a missed 3-pointer on the other end of the floor, Duncan was fouled hard by Wheeler, and made one of two free throws to ice the game.
Duncan’s 31 is a season high and Bianca Richburg was the only other Greensboro player in double digits with 12. Richburg also had nine rebounds. Thompson led the Lions with 17 points, including four of six shots from behind the arc.