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Basketball Wrap Up


Chanci Wright

Senior Chanci Wright

2013 Comes To A Close For Hollins

Roanoke, VA - Hollins University Basketball vs Salem College, December 10, 2013

Box Score

For the final time in 2013, the Hollins basketball team took the court.  Hollins hosted Salem College in a non-conference matchup, their final game before the start of exams and the winter break.

After falling to nationally ranked Randolph-Macon on Saturday, Hollins was looking to end the semester with a win over the Spirits.  The two teams traded baskets to start the game but it was the visitors that enjoyed the games first significant lead.  Salem pushed their lead to double digits at the midway point of the first half.  Hollins began to chip away at the lead and eventually tied the game at 28-28 with just one minute left before the break.  However, the Spirits scored the final six points of the half to take a 34-28 lead.

Hollins put themselves in a hole by turning the ball over 20 times during the first 20 minutes of play and the second half started with the Spirits holding all the momentum on their side.  Salem once again pulled away and pushed the lead to double digits in the opening stages of the second frame.  Hollins wouldn't allow their visitors to get too far out in front and with 12 minutes left to play, Hollins was on the free throw line with a chance to cut the lead to two.  Hollins, however, missed the free throws in what proved to be their last chance pulling off the comeback.  Over the final 10 minutes of the game, the Spirits outscored Hollins 31-9 en route to a comfortable 75-49 win.

First-year guard Jewell Parfitt (Roanoke, VA), despite going 7-14 from the free throw line, scored 20 points for the first time in her young collegiate career.  Parfitt added six rebounds, two assists and three steals.  For the second time this season, senior forward Chanci Wright (Eden, TX) grabbed 20 rebounds in a game.  Wright tied the school record with 22 rebounds in a win over Hood and came two rebounds short of a repeat of that record setting performance while adding 11 points and a pair of steals.  Britney Campbell (Silver Spring, MD) and Taylor Catron (Tazewell, VA) each battled foul trouble most of the night and scored five points apiece.

Despite scoring just six first half points, Salem's leading scorer Satavia Taylor finished with a game high 28 points and team leading nine rebounds.  Bria Patterson added 20 points while dishing out five assists.

After winning two of their first three games, Hollins finished the first part of the season with a 2-6 record.  Hollins will have a chance at a fresh start when they play host to cross-town rival Roanoke College on January 2nd.  The game with the Maroons is scheduled to tip at 5:00pm instead of the standard 7:00 week night start.