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Jasmine Greene

Senior Jasmine Greene

Hollins Rings in Holidays With a Win

Roanoke, VA - Hollins University Basketball vs Salisbury University, December 15, 2012

Box Score

Saturday marked the final basketball game prior to the Christmas break for a Hollins team in need of a victory.  After a stellar defensive effort against Lynchburg College couldn't net a win, Hollins stepped out of conference when they played host to Salisbury University.  Hollins came into the matchup with the Seagulls having tasted victory just once on the season, a win over Mary Baldwin.

Hollins got off to the start they sore desperately needed, scoring 12 of the games first 19 points en route to building a five point lead.  Salisbury responded with a run of their own and turned the tables on their hosts by building a 10 point lead with 8:30 left in the first half.  Hollins cut the lead to five but a buzzer beater by the Seagulls pushed the lead to seven at the break, 32-25.  Hollins came out in the second half looking to cut the deficit but with 12 minutes to go in the game, the Salisbury lead was still at seven.  That is when Hollins made their move by out-scoring their visitors 15-4 over the next six minutes to retake the lead.  Salisbury wouldn't go away and with 1:16 left in regulation again forged ahead.  Down three points in the final 30 seconds, Hollins hit a huge three pointer to tie the game at 56-56 with 20 seconds left.  Hollins withstood a pair of Salisbury shots and kept the Seagulls off the board to send the game into overtime.  Hollins won the opening tip and scored the first four points of the extra frame.  Hollins built the lead to as many as eight during the "third" period and held on for the 71-64 victory.

Jasmine Greene (Hampton, VA), despite missing several minutes due to an injury, had a huge game with 28 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, and eight steals while hitting all 13 of her free throw attempts.  On the back of her seven assists, Jasmine broke the Hollins career assist record and now boasts 315 helpers.  It was Greene's long range shot from the right corner that tied the game and forced overtime with just 20 seconds on the clock.  Fellow senior Lacie Forrest (Richmond, VA) added 12 points five rebounds, and four assists, including scoring or assisting on four of Hollins first five field goals.  Chanci Wright (Eden, TX) just missed her second straight double-double by scoring eight points to go with her career high 17 rebounds.  Britney Campbell (Silver Spring, MD) scored four of her six points in the first minute of overtime to give Hollins the lead for good while Lauren Hays (Saginaw, TX) came off the bench with four points and six rebounds.

Salisbury was led Anna Hackett and her 20 points.  Hackett, came into the game averaging 16 ppg., played a game high 43 minutes.  Katie McGahagan added 12 points and 12 rebounds while Courtney McManus scored 10 and grabbed six rebounds.

Hollins will savor the win going into the holiday break before returning to action on December 30th with a trip to face Meredith College.  The game with the Angels is scheduled to tip at 2:00pm in Raleigh.  Hollins will return to ODAC play after the new year when they travel across town to face Roanoke College on January 2nd.