One last game; Cougar lose to Wofford, 64-53

The Cougars and Coach Wilson suited up for their last game together during the SoCon Tournament (Lynsey Cichon/cisternyard)

For the College of Charleston women’s basketball team it was one and done process in the Southern Conference Tournament. The No. 8 the College faced the No. 9 Wofford but, in a change of events during the second half, the Cougars lost, 64-53.

After the first half the Cougars had a three point lead to the Terriers, 23-20, which head basketball coach Nancy Wilson had anticipated.

Both teams played very hard today,” said Wilson following the game. “I really thought this would be a game that came down to the wire since we had spurts where we were in control, then they had spurts where they were in control. I am very proud of this team; I have been proud of them all year long. Our staff loves them, and we just wish them the very best in the future.”

This was Wilson’s last game with the girls but in a team of no seniors the entire team resets to spend another year together.

This game was the first game back for freshman Mikaela Hopkins after a suffered injury earlier in the season. Hopkins helped the Cougars with two blocks during the game.

Junior Latisha Harris played until she was ejected from the game after a techical foul; before this she picked up six points, four rebounds and a steal. Following this the Cougars had to face playing without one of their key players.

Facing the Terrier’s four players who were able to score in double digits, the Cougars had to also contend Wofford’s gain of momentum during the second half.

Going into the second half the Cougars would trail by as many as 12 and following that were only able to come as close as eight points to the Terrier’s lead.

The Cougars had three of their own in double digits. Sophomore Alexis Hicks had 10 points and eight rebounds. Sophomores Alyssa Frye and Jillian Brown each had double figures with 14 and 12 points, respectively.

This marks the end of the road for the 2011-2012 season for the College’s women’s basketball team. This was a season highlighted by many mile stones in the program: playing the No. UConn Huskies and the retirement of Coach Wilson after 17 years with the College.

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