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Thursday, May 23, 2024

College Hoops: UNC-Wilmington women earn road win at Georgia State

ATLANTA, Georgia Led by a career-high 15 points and six assists from junior guard Madison Raque, UNCW earned its first road win of the season by edging Georgia State, 72-66, at the Georgia State Sports Arena on Sunday afternoon.

One of four UNCW players to score in double figures, Raque made 5-of-13 shots from the field, including a 4-for-9 effort from three-point range. She also grabbed four rebounds, while playing a team-high 36 minutes.

Madison Raque drives the lane for UNCW. Photo courtesy- UNCW Athletics
Madison Raque drives the lane for UNCW. Photo courtesy- UNCW Athletics

The Seahawks, who were playing their second consecutive road game, improved to 2-1 on the season.

Freshman guard Timber Tate came off the bench to contribute a season-high 14 points by shooting 5- or-9 from the field, including a 4-for-7 showing from beyond the arc. Junior guard Diamond Willis and redshirt junior forward Jenny DeGraaf each tallied 13 points for the Seahawks. DeGraaf also added five rebounds and two assists.

The Seahawks used their best shooting performance of the early season to defeat Georgia State. UNCW connected on 49.1 percent of its field goal attempts, including an 11-for-22 performance from beyond the arc. The Seahawks also connected on 11-of-13 field goal attempts in the second quarter to build a 39-31 edge.

UNCW has won the last six meetings over Georgia State and leads the all-time series by an 11-7 margin. The Seahawks earned their first road win since Jan. 10, 2016, a 52-49 verdict at Towson.

UNCW returns home next weekend for the Hampton Inn Thanksgiving Classic at Trask Coliseum. The Seahawks host Providence on Saturday, Nov. 26, before facing La Salle on Sunday, Nov. 27. Both games are slated for 2 p.m. starts.

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