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  • ECU Clinches Series With 3-2 Walkoff Win Over USF

    Posted 2018-04-24 03:24:48 by: Exec Exec

           (Ziemba, ECU)   GREENVILLE, N.C.  – ECU handed league leader USF its first American Athletic Conference series loss of the campaign Sunday, downing the Bulls 3-2 in walkoff fashion inside the ECU Softball Stadium. The Pirates have won six of their last seven AAC games and two-straight conference series.   Team Records ECU: 21-26 (7-8 AAC) USF: 32-18 (10-5 AAC)   How it Happened ECU put up the best chance to score the game's first runs in the bottom of the second, loading the bases with one out when redshirt sophomore was hit by a pitch, junior singled to center and senior reached on a fielding error at third. However, a force out at home and a strikeout stranded the bases full of Pirates.   The Bulls grabbed the lead in the top of the fourth when Astin Donovan hit a leadoff triple down the right field line and scored on a Lindsey Devitt single up the middle. Samantha Worrell added a two-out RBI double to leave USF with a 2-0 advantage through four complete innings.   The Pirates threatened again in the bottom of the fifth when sophomore put the pressure on the defense and laid down a bunt that the third baseman couldn't throw accurately to first base. After a bunt pop up, freshman unloaded on an 0-1 offering and lifted a two-run home run over the right field fence to tie the game.   Freshman worked through the USF lineup in the sixth and seventh innings, stranding three runners in all to give ECU a chance to win it in the home half of the seventh. Sophomore  (Hodgson) singled to center to lead things off and advanced to second base on a fielding error in the outfield. Narron then reached base safely again when the Bulls' defense couldn't handle a bunt attempt cleanly. With runners at the corners and no outs, freshman worked a beautiful at bat and eventually hit a slow roller to the shortstop who could not throw home in time as Ziemba slid home for the walkoff victory.   ...

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  • Pirates Go Down To Memphis In Regular Season Finale

    Posted 2018-03-05 22:23:39 by: Exec Exec

    (Fleming, ECU)  MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Memphis shot over 53 percent from the field and out-rebounded ECU by 19 en route to a 90-70 win over the Pirates at the FedExForum Sunday.   TURNING POINT Memphis finished the first half on a 22-5 run to take a 45-30 halftime lead. The Tigers then out-scored the Pirates 25-10 in the first 10 minutes of the second half to double their halftime lead.   ECU PLAYER-OF-THE-GAME Freshman scored 17 points, reaching double figures for 12th time in the last 14 games. Williams also became the first freshman in school history to make 70 3-pointers in his rookie season. Williams scored double figures for the 18th time this season and has made a 3-pointer in 16 consecutive games. He played all 40 minutes.   MEMPHIS PLAYER-OF-THE-GAME Kareem Brewton, Jr. scored 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting with four rebounds and a team-high six assists.   GAME NOTES The Pirates conclude the regular season with a 10-19 overall record and 4-14 in the American Athletic Conference, finishing alone in 11th place …  (William Penn) scored 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting with six assists and five steals in 39 minutes of action … had nine points while playing 38 minutes … The Pirates shot 58.1 percent in the second half, connecting on 18-of-31 field goal attempts … Memphis scored 54 points in the paint … Mike Parks, Jr. scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds for the Tigers.   QUOTE OF THE NIGHT "We're undermanned and we don't have a lot of experienced guys. We've got a lot of kids playing that if things were a little different in terms of personnel they may not be out there playing as much. We're playing with some young kids out there that might not be ready to play, but they're getting some great experience. They're fighting, competing and playing their hearts out, but there are a lot of nights that we don't have enough bodies… We play teams hard for an extended period of time ...

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  • Saint Francis Rallies Past ECU, 7-2

    Posted 2018-02-26 16:06:34 by: Exec Exec

     (Ziemba, ECU) GREENVILLE, N.C. – Saint Francis scored seven unanswered runs in the final three innings to erase an early deficit and defeat ECU 7-2 Sunday afternoon at the ECU Softball Stadium. The contest was the finale of the Pirate Invitational.   Team Records after Final Day Of Pirate Invitational: ECU (6-9) Ball State (9-3) Canisius (3-11) Saint Francis (9-6)   How It Happened (Game One): The first three innings went by with little offense from both sides, but the Pirates put up their first real threat in the bottom of the fourth. Senior infielders Karlie Smith and Meredith Burroughs hit consecutive singles to lead off the frame before junior outfielder Ashley Weingartz laid down a great bunt that was enough to allow Smith to reach third safely and load the bases with no outs. After a pop up on the infield, sophomore infielder Kendra Ziemba (Hodgson) pounded a pitch over the left fielder’s head to score two and give ECU a 2-0 advantage.   The Red Flash answered with a pair of runs in the top of the fifth to knot the score then plated five runs on four hits to seize control. Madison Cabell capped the scoring off with a two-run home run to center.   Pitchers of Record: WP – Abby Trahan (6-4) LP – Ashley Cruise (0-1)   ECU Top Performers Kendra Ziemba: 2-for-3, 2 RBI Meredith Burroughs: 1-for-3, Run, 11 Putouts Erin Poepping: 6.0 IP, 9 Hits, 2 Runs, BB, 3 K   Saint Francis Top Performers Sierra McKee: 3-for-4, Run, 2 RBI Cheyenne McKee: 2-for-3, Run, 2 RBI Abby Trahan: 7.0 IP, 6 Hits, 2 Runs, 4 K   Things To Note ECU fell to 2-7 against Saint Francis in the all-time series. Freshman outfielder Tyler King extended her current hitting streak to five games with a single in the seventh inning. Ziemba has reached base in seven-straight contests. The teams were a combined 4-for-6 with a runner on third and less than two outs. Up Next: ECU embarks on a 10-game road ...

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  • Men's Basketball Edges Canisius, 83-82, To Take Sole Possession of 1st Place in MAAC

    Posted 2018-02-19 02:17:31 by: Exec Exec

    (Allen, Ryder) LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Redshirt freshman  (New York, NY/Calloway) had 22 points, nine rebounds and four steals and fellow redshirt freshman  (Dover, DE/Dover) added 19 points as the Rider University men's basketball team edged Canisius, 83-82, Sunday afternoon at Alumni Gymnasium. With the win, the Broncs' 10th-straight, Rider takes over sole possession of first place in the MAAC at 21-7 (14-2 MAAC). Canisius (19-10, 13-3 MAAC) saw its six-game winning streak snapped.The Broncs scored 14 of the first 20 points in the game, but Canisius answered with an 8-0 run. Rider again pushed the lead to nine on two occasions, but the Griffs again had the answer, cutting it to one, 37-36, with 3:39 left in the initial stanza. A pair of Allen free throws with one second left in the half gave the Broncs a four-point cushion at the break.The Griffs outscored the Broncs, 11-2, to open the second half, creating a 54-49 lead, its first advantage of the game. It was the first of 10 lead changes in the second half. Rider finally went on a 7-0 run, covering just a minute of game time from the 6:11 to 5:12 marks to open a 75-69 lead and never trailed again. Allen opened the run with a three and  (Bensalem, PA/Conwell-Egan/API) punctuated it with a pair of free throws and a fast-break lay-up following Vaughn's steal.Canisius wouldn't go away, however, scoring the next five points to cut the Broncs' lead to one on an Isaiah Reese three-pointer. But the Broncs had the answer with a Vaughn putback and two free throws from Allen. The lead remained five until Takal Molson knocked down a left wing three with 1:33 remaining. Following two  (Philadelphia, PA/Abington/Putnam Science) free throws, Reese buried another three with 1:13 left to again cut the Broncs' lead to one.The Broncs misfired on their next possession, but Allen came up with a steal on the other end. With the game and shot clocks nearly identical, the Broncs ...

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  • Pirates Run Out Of Time Against UConn

    Posted 2018-02-19 02:11:36 by: Exec Exec

      (Fleming, ECU) GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Jalen Adams scored 28 points and made two free throws with 14 second left to give UConn (13-14, 6-8) an 84-80 win over ECU (10-15, 4-10) inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum Sunday afternoon. The Pirates were down eight with 41 seconds to play, but freshman  scored six straight points to bring ECU within two with 14 seconds remaining. Williams then fouled Adams. TURNING POINTThe Huskies outscored ECU 29-12 over a 10-minute stretch to turn a nine-point deficit into an eight-point lead with three minutes to play. The Pirates led 58-47 with 14:11 to remaining before trailing 77-69 with 3:03 left in regulation. ECU PLAYER-OF-THE-GAME (William Penn) recorded his second career triple-double finishing with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. He joins Marshall's Jon Elmore as the only players in the country to have two triple-doubles this season. He recorded his first triple-double 15 days ago against Memphis, which was the first in school history. Fleming is the first player in the history of The American to register multiple triple-doubles in his career. UCONN PLAYER-OF-THE-GAMEAdams led all scorers with 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting overall and 4-of-8 from outside the 3-point arc. He was 5-of-7 from the floor in the first half and made 3-of-5 3-point attempts prior to intermission. Adams also distributed six assists and grabbed five rebounds while playing all 40 minutes. KEY PERFORMERSWilliams scored 26 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 6-of-12 outside the arc, and played all 40 minutes. His seven 3-pointers were a career-high and tied the ECU freshman record for 3s in a game. Senior  had 20 points on 7-of-15 shooting, going 3-of-6 from beyond the arc. Freshman  added eight points and grabbed a career-best seven rebounds off the bench. INSIDE THE BOX SCOREUConn shot 58.2 percent from the field (32-55) and ECU connected on 48.3 percent ...

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  • Second Half Spurt Propels Temple Past ECU

    Posted 2018-02-13 18:53:31 by: Exec Exec

    (Fleming, ECU) RESULT Temple led wire-to-wire and earned its fourth straight victory with a 90-73 win over ECU Wednesday night at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.   TURNING POINT Temple used a 16-4 run, including a string of 12 unanswered points to take a 69-54 lead with 10:39 to play. Quinton Rose scored nine points during the surge, capped by a 3-pointer.   QUOTE OF THE NIGHT "I thought that was a huge point in the game; a breaking point for us. I thought fatigue took its toll on us during that stretch. We didn't have a lot of bodies we could turn to in terms of being able to [rest] these guys. Our guys really struggled through that stretch and fatigue really played a part in it." – ECU Interim head Coach   ECU PLAYER-OF-THE-GAME posted his first 20-point game of the season, finishing with a team-high 20 points, and grabbed nine rebounds. He also tied his career-high with four made 3-pointers. Barkley was 7-of-14 from the field and 4-of-8 outside the 3-point arc.   TEMPLE PLAYER-OF-THE-GAME Rose led all scorers with 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting, including 3-of-5 outside the arc. Rose also grabbed six rebounds and dished out three assists in 33 minutes of action.   KEY PERFORMERS  (William Penn) had 17 points on 8-of-17 shooting, grabbed nine rebounds and distributed four assists. Freshman had 13 points and added 12 points.   INSIDE THE BOX SCORE Temple shot 45.6 percent from the field and ECU shot 44.8 percent … Both teams made eight 3-pointers and grabbed 40 rebounds … The Owls were 20-of-26 from the free throw line, while ECU was 5-of-8 …Temple committed just five turnovers and forced 10 Pirate miscues … Temple scored 15 points off turnovers.   UP NEXT The Pirates return to the court Wednesday, Feb. 14, against Tulane at Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans. Tip-off is set for 8 p.m. ...

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  • ECU made 11 3-pointers and beat Memphis 88-85 in overtime

    Posted 2018-02-05 20:58:00 by: Exec Exec

    (Fleming, ECU) RESULT ECU made 11 3-pointers and beat Memphis 88-85 in overtime Saturday afternoon inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.   TURNING POINT The Pirates trailed 80-78 when freshman made consecutive 3-pointers in a span of 43 seconds and ECU never trailed again, although Memphis came within a point twice.   ECU PLAYER-OF-THE-GAME Williams scored a career-high 30 points and matched his season-high with six 3-pointers and was 8-of-9 at the free throw line. Williams scored 10 points in the overtime period and was 4-of-4 at the free throw line in the final 50 seconds. He also played all 45 minutes.   MEMPHIS PLAYER-OF-THE-GAME Jeremiah Martin had 33 points on 10-of-20 shooting with five rebounds and four assists. He was 5-of-12 outside the 3-point arc and 8-of-14 at the free throw line.   KEY PERFORMERS  (Wilmington) registered the first triple-double in ECU history, scoring 11 points, grabbing 10 rebounds and dishing out 11 assists. posted his second consecutive double-double with 19 points and 13 rebounds to the 31st player in school history to score 1,000 career points and the 15th player to grab 600 career rebounds. added 14 points. Dimitrije Spasojevic matched his career-high of three blocked shots.   QUOTE OF THE NIGHT "They just keep feeding it to me, I'm going to knock it down for them." – ECU freshman   INSIDE THE BOX SCORE ECU led by as many as 10, but never trailed by more than three … Both teams shot approximately 59 percent in the first half … The Pirates shot nearly 46 percent from beyond the 3-point arc (11-24), while the Tigers shot 33.3 percent (8-24) … ECU made 15 of 17 free throw attempts and Memphis missed 12 of 31 … Four players played 41 or more minutes for ECU … The Pirates had 20 assists on 31 made field goals.   UP NEXT The Pirates return to the hardwood Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Temple. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Liacouras ...

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  • Balanced SMU Attack Too Much For The Pirates

    Posted 2018-01-29 15:59:00 by: Exec Exec

    (Fleming, ECU) Five players scored double figures to lead SMU to an 86-61 victory over ECU at Moody Coliseum Sunday, giving the Mustangs their eighth straight win over the Pirates.   TURNING POINT SMU opened the second half on a 17-7 run to extend its 11-point halftime lead to 21, 61-40, in the first six minutes following intermission. The Mustangs led by as many as 29.   ECU PLAYER-OF-THE-GAME Freshman scored 14 points, made four 3-pointers and handed out a pair of assists.   SMU PLAYER-OF-THE-GAME Jimmy Whitt finished with 20 points, making 9-of-11 field goal attempts with five rebounds and six assists … Jahmal McMurray also scored 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting, burying 4-of-5 3-point attempts with four rebounds and two assists.   KEY PERFORMERS Junior  (Wilmington) was the only other Pirate to score double figures, finishing with a team-high 17 points … distributed a team-high seven assists.   INSIDE THE BOX SCORE SMU finished the game shooting 61.8 percent from the floor (34-55) and 55.0 percent from outside the 3-point arc (11-20) … The Pirates shot 54.2 percent in the first half, but were held to under 35 percent in the second half and finished the game at 42.9 percent … ECU made seven first half 3s, but were only 2-of-13 in the second half … SMU won the battle of the boards by seven, 31-24 … After committing 11 first half turnovers, ECU committed just two in the second half.   QUOTE OF THE NIGHT "This is how they've been playing outside the UConn game. I thought they can't shoot the ball that bad in back-to-back games. I anticipated them shooting the ball well here at home and they're good at home. They made some tough shots, we were in their faces. We did a good job of limiting Shake Milton, but some of the other guys who had been struggling made shots today." – ECU Interim Head Coach   INJURY REPORT Coach Perry announced prior to the game that senior center ...

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  • Seahawks Gain Sole Possession Of First Place In The NEC By Capping Off Weekend Sweep With A 77-64 Win At Robert Morris

    Posted 2018-01-29 15:25:05 by: Exec Exec

    (Cooper, Wagner) Moon Township, PA – Sophomore guard came off the bench to score 21 points, keyed by five made three-pointers, while senior guard  (Concord) added 17 points and nine rebounds, as the Wagner men's basketball completed a sweep of its two-game Western Pennsylvania trip with a 77-64 over Robert Morris in gaining sole possession of first place in the Northeast Conference (NEC).   On the heels of Friday night's on ESPNU, this marks the first time the Seahawks have earned a road sweep of the Red Flash and the Colonials since January 25 & January 27, 2003, when the Seahawks bested RMU, 101-80 and SFU 84-72. That 2002-03 season is also the one and only time that the Green & White won the NEC Tournament to claim a berth in the NCAA Tournament. In overcoming a 10-point halftime deficit, the Seahawks have now won four straight games in improving to 15-6 overall and 8-2 in the NEC. The Colonials, who entered today's play in a first-place tie with Wagner at 7-2, fall to 13-10 overall, 7-3 in league play.   The four consecutive Wagner wins have all come over the two Western PA foes - Saint Francis U (73-64 on 1/18, 91-61 on 1/26) and Robert Morris (62-49 on 1/20, 77-64 today). Today's win did not come easily as the Seahawks needed to overcome a 42-32 halftime deficit. Wagner quickly got back into the game by exploding out of the gates in the second half on a 10-0 run over 2:20 which featured two buckets from senior guard and a pair of three-pointers by Francis.   Senior forward , who was the Seahawks' third double-digit scorer today with 10 points, jump-started the second-half with a jumper, which was followed by a Francis three-pointer which came off of a Cooper feed. With 18:24 left in the game, Scott hit a driving layup off a Francis assist before Francis capped the 10-0 spurt with a three-pointer in transition, again off a Cooper assist, which tied the game 42-42 with 17:40 remaining. RMU regained the lead on ...

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  • Pirates Go Down Swinging At No. 12 Cincinnati

    Posted 2018-01-23 19:50:40 by: Exec Exec

    (Fleming, ECU) Cincinnati used its depth and interior game to wear down ECU and the 12th-ranked Bearcats (17-2, 6-0 The American) claimed an 86-60 win over the Pirates (8-11, 2-6) at BB&T Arena on the campus of Northern Kentucky University Saturday afternoon. Jacob Evans and Kyle Washington scored 17 each to pace the American Athletic Conference leading Bearcats.   TURNING POINT The Pirates trailed by only five less than five minutes into the second half, but Cincinnati used a 15-6 run over a 5:28 stretch to push its lead to 14, 67-53 with 9:41 to play. Kyle Washington scored seven points for the Bearcats during the run with Gary Clark and Jacob Evans adding four apiece.   ECU PLAYER-OF-THE-GAME Freshman scored 15 points on 6-of-13 shooting, burying a trio of 3-pointers … He scored 13 points in the first half, keeping the Pirates in the game … It was the third consecutive game in which he lead the team in scoring.   CINCINNATI PLAYER-OF-THE-GAME Clark posted a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds with two assists, two blocks and two steals … He was 7-of-12 from the field and 3-of-3 at the free throw line in 26 minutes of action.   KEY PERFORMERS  (Wilmington) matched Williams with a team-high 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting … added 10 points and just missed his second straight double-double, finishing with eight rebounds … surpassed 1,400 career points with seven to become the eighth player in school history to reach the mark.   QUOTE OF THE NIGHT "We have to be able to sustain our play for long periods of time. We gave them a battle there for 30, 32, 33 minutes and really fought them hard. Their physicality, particularly in the paint, wore us down. That was the tale of the game." – ECU Interim Head Coach   INSIDE THE BOX SCORE ECU shot over 55 percent in the first half and was held to 30 percent in the second half and finished with a total clip of 42.2 percent … ...

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