Lady Eagles better than before

Nov. 26, 2013 @ 12:09 AM

The season is young but the N.C. Central Lady Eagles in terms of results already are better than they were last season when the they won two games and lost 28.

N.C. Central beat Gardner-Webb 89-58 in McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium on Monday, earning the Eagles at 3-2 record

NCCU newcomers Jessica Freeman and Khyra Conerly both insisted during the preseason that the Eagles would show up in the win column on a more routine basis this time around, and they combined for 36 points against Gardner-Webb to hold up their end of the pledge.

Freeman led all scorers with scored 23 points, and Conerly had 13 points and 6 assists.

NCCU’s Racquel Davis was busy, too, operating down low for 17 points, and nobody on the floor matched her 10 rebounds.

Freeman, a graduate student who transferred from UNC-Wilmington, not only has brought experience to NCCU but also a deft outside touch. She made 5 of 8 3-pointers against Gardnr-Webb.

NCCU hits the road for dates with Wofford and South Carolina before returning home to host Campbell on Dec. 16.

N.C. CENTRAL 89, GARDNER-WEBB 58


GARDNER-WEBB (4-1)
GREEN, Catrina 5-11 2-3 12; KOERNER, Tabby 5-6 0-1 10; DUNOVANT, Mayhana 2-8
2-2 7; HUNTSMAN, Tierra 1-4 4-6 6; CURRIE, Kiera 2-6 1-4 6; HEILIG, Jessica
2-3 1-2 5; McQUEEN, Christina 1-2 3-4 5; DALE, Jasmine 1-12 0-0 3; HARRIS,
Chariah 0-3 2-2 2; RICHARDSON, Doreen 1-3 0-1 2; DORAN, Lana 0-4 0-0 0;
BROWN, Candace 0-1 0-1 0. Totals 20-63 15-26 58

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N.C. CENTRAL (3-2)
FREEMAN,Jessica 7-13 4-4 23; DAVIS,Racquel 5-6 7-8 17; CONERLY,Khyra 6-15
1-3 13; JONES,Morgan 4-7 2-4 12; GARY,Tiffany 3-5 3-7 9; CLEMENT,Tia 2-2 0-0
5; CARRINGTON,Shiana 1-4 2-6 4; WHALEY-BRIGGS,M. 1-3 1-2 3; DIXON,Tisha 1-1
1-4 3; WILLIAMS,Rachel 0-0 0-0 0; HYNES,Alexus 0-4 0-0 0. Totals 30-60 21-38
89.

Gardner-Webb..................   28   30  -   58
N.C. Central..................   34   55  -   89

3-point goals--Gardner-Webb 3-18 (DALE, Jasmine 1-8; DUNOVANT, Mayhana 1-2;
CURRIE, Kiera 1-2; RICHARDSON, Doreen 0-1; DORAN, Lana 0-2; HUNTSMAN, Tierra
0-3), N.C. Central 8-13 (FREEMAN,Jessica 5-8; JONES,Morgan 2-4; CLEMENT,Tia
1-1). Fouled out--Gardner-Webb-None, N.C. Central-None.

Rebounds--Gardner-Webb 39 (GREEN, Catrina 5; McQUEEN, Christina 5; BROWN,
Candace 5), N.C. Central 50 (DAVIS,Racquel 10). Assists--Gardner-Webb 13
(DUNOVANT, Mayhana 7), N.C. Central 19 (WILLIAMS,Rachel 6; CONERLY,Khyra 6).

Total fouls--Gardner-Webb 23, N.C. Central 27. Technical
fouls--Gardner-Webb-None, N.C. Central-None. A-564