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Eagles Storm Back To Trim UNCW In WNIT

Courtesy: UNCW Athletic Communications  
Release: 03/21/2011
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        WILMINGTON, North Carolina - Senior guard Cassie Shrock scored 15 of her game-high 20 points in the second half as Eastern Michigan rallied for a 63-54 victory over host UNCW in a second round game of the 2011 Women's Basketball National Invitation Tournament on Monday at Trask Coliseum.

        The Eagles, who trailed by 13 points with just over 14 minutes remaining, outscored the Seahawks, 29-7, the rest of the way to improve to 24-12. UNCW ended its first season under Cynthia Cooper-Dyke with a 24-9 mark.

        EMU travels to Syracuse later this week in a Sweet Sixteen pairing at the Carrier Dome. The Orange scooted past the Bonnies, 63-50, in a game played Monday night in upstate New York.

        Schrock anchored three EMU players in double figures with her 20 markers and added five rebounds and seven assists in an all-around game. Junior guard Tavelyn James added 13 points and senior guard Sydney Huntley chipped in 12 points.

        Senior center Martha White paced UNCW with her fifth double-double of season on 15 points and 15 rebounds. CAA Rookie-of-the-Year Alisha Andrews collected 11 points, six rebounds and seven assists and senior guard Treasure Johnson had 10 points off the bench.

        In the first post-season game played in the facility's 34-year history, the two teams struggled offensively in the early going, combing to make just four of their first 17 field goal attempts. White's eight points, 10 rebounds and six blocks eventually helped the Seahawks carve out a 36-28 lead at intermission before the Eagles regrouped in the second half.

        EMU trailed, 47-34, with 14:18 remaining in the second half, but turned up the pressure and dialed long distance to take the first meeting between the two teams.

        EMU came out firing in the second half and scored the first six points to slice the margin to two points. Two layups by Huntley and another bucket from close range by Paige Redditt closed the gap to 36-34 with just under 19 minutes left.

        The Seahawks responded, however, with an 11-0 spurt to regain control briefly. Jessica Freeman's triple in front of the UNCW bench started the rally and Johnson increased the lead to 47-34 with a layup at 14:18.

        Schrock kept the Eagles close with a pair of layups and Huntley's triple from the left corner brought EMU within 47-42 at 11:36. A three ball by Schrock with 10:03 left chipped the margin to 50-48 and Thomas scored on a putback to pull the Eagles even at 50-all. A driving layup by Schrock with 7:02 on the clock gave EMU its first lead since midway through the first half, 52-50, and the Eagles poured it on down the stretch.

        EMU's defense held UNCW to just two baskets in the final 11:07 and Schrock scored 10 of her points during that stretch as the Eagles broke away. The Seahawks wound up with a season-high 27 turnovers on the night.

        After Brittany Blackwell converted two buckets to give UNCW a quick 4-0 edge, the Eagles took advantage of a cold spell and sloppy play by the Seahawks to score 11 of the next 14 points and take control. Back-to-back baskets by Shrock gave the Eagles a 5-4 advantage and De'Ja Willis drained a trey on the right wing to push the lead to 14-7 at 12:26.

        EMU still led, 17-13, before the Seahawks, behind White, finally caught up. Kristen Hanzer took a pass from White and scored on a layup to start a 7-0 run and after White connected on the right elbow to bring the Seahawks even at 17-all, Andrews sank a long trifecta on the right side to give UNCW a 20-17 edge at 7:51.

        UNCW extended the margin to 25-20 when reserve Johnson connected from deep and then sank a pair of free throws with 6:37 left in the half. The Seahawks enjoyed their largest lead of the half, 32-25, when Hanzer took a nifty pass from Andrews and scored on a layup at 1:47.

        The Seahawks scored the last four points of the opening period to carry a 36-28 advantage into the final 20 minutes. After Desyree Thomas connected on her second straight three-pointer to help the Eagles close to 32-28 at 1:20, White made a layup and Andrews dropped in a pair of free throws with two seconds left to give UNCW an eight-point cushion at the break.

GAME NOTES:

  • UNCW moved to 5-7 all-time against schools from the Mid-American Conference as it finished the season 1-1 against programs from the 12-member league.
  • The 2,667 people in attendance marked the second largest crowd for a women's basketball game in Trask Coliseum history. The crowd was also the second largest crowd for a women's basketball game at Trask Coliseum this season, surpassed only by the 5,263 at the game against Charleston Southern during the fourth annual "Seahawks Tomorrow" contest on Dec. 17.
  • UNCW shot below 40 percent from the floor for just the 12th time this season as it was 20-of-54 (.370) from the floor against the Eagles. The Seahawks finished the season shooting below 40 percent from the field in each of its last four contests.
  • The Seahawks committed a season-high 27 turnovers against the Eagles. That total surpassed the previous season high of 26, set against VCU on Jan. 6.
  • UNCW saw its 11-game home winning streak come to a close as it suffered just its second home loss of the season. The Seahawks only other home loss of the campaign came in a 66-50 setback to Charlotte on Dec. 2.
  • UNCW recorded double-figure steals for the 27th time this season as it tallied 13 thefts against the Eagles.
  • The Seahawks dished out double-figure assists for the 30th time this season as it finished with 16 assists against the Eagles.
  • UNCW moved to 20-3 this season when holding a lead of 10 or more points in a contest. The Seahawks three losses in such contests came at VCU (Jan. 6) and at Georgia State (Feb. 6).
  • The Seahawks dropped to 14-4 when out-rebounding their opponent this season. It marked ninth time this season that UNCW has posted a double-figure rebounding edge against its opponent.
  • The two teams combined for 58 points in the paint as Eastern Michigan held a 32-26 advantage in that category, highlighted by a 20-10 edge in the second half.
  • The Eagles posted an 18-7 advantage in second-chance points and a 16-4 edge in fast-break points.

INDIVIDUAL NOTES:

4 - Alisha Andrews

  • Scored in double figures for the 19th time this season. Finished her freshman season by scoring in double figures in each final seven games of the campaign.
  • Finished her freshman season tied for second on the program's single-season assists list with 166 assists during her rookie campaign. Dished out game-high seven assists versus the Eagles.
  • Ended her rookie season in third place on the program's single-season steals list with 98 steals. Tallied four thefts against the Eagles.
  • Finished in a tie for first place on the program's single-season games played and games started list as she started all 33 games this season.

21 - Kristen Hanzer

  • Finished her junior season tied for ninth in free-throws made with 106 free-throws made during her junior season. Was 3-for-4 from the free-throw line against the Eagles.
  • Finished in a tie for first place on the program's single-season games played and games started list as she started all 33 games this season.

24 - Jessica Freeman

  • Finished in a tie for first place on the program's single-season games played list as she played in all 33 games this season.

31 - Treasure Johnson

  • Finished in a tie for first place on the program's single-season games played list as she played in all 33 games this season.
  • Scored in double figures for the fifth time this season and the 23rd time in her career. Reached double figures for the first time in five games.
  • Finished her career in a tie for first place with fellow senior Martha White in games played with 126 appearances in a UNCW uniform.

42 - Martha White

  • Scored in double figures for the 26th time this season and the 49th time in her career. Finished her career having scored in double figures in 20 of the final 22 games of her career.
  • Posted a new career high in rebounds, shattering her previous personal best of 13 against Charleston Southern on Dec. 17.
  • Finished her career in a tie for first place with fellow senior Treasure Johnson in games played with 126 appearances in a UNCW uniform.
  • Finished in a tie for first place on the program's single-season games played and games started list as she started all 33 games this season.
  • Led team in scoring for the eighth time this season and the 12th time this season. Also paced squad in rebounding for the 12th time this season and the 16th time this season.
  • Finished the season in fourth place on the program's single-season blocked shots chart with 65 rejections during her senior season.

45 - Brittany Blackwell

  • Became just the second player in program history to record 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds during her UNCW career, joining Gwen Austin as the only other player in program history accomplish the feat. Pulled down the 1,000 rebound of her career with an offensive rebound at the 18:36 mark of the second half.
  • Finished in a tie for first place on the program's single-season games played and games started list as she started all 33 games this season.
  • Finished her senior season in seventh place on the program's single-season points chart (499) and eighth on the program's single-season rebounds chart (282).
  • Ended her career in the top 10 of 12 different statistical categories, including steals (283/1st), points (1744/2nd), rebounds (1003/2nd), Games played (124/3rd) and assists (256/10th).


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