The College of Charleston women’s basketball team started off their season at TD Arena on Saturday, with a win against Southern Wesleyan University in an exhibition game.
The College won the game 100-61.
It was another day at the office for senior guard Darian Huff, who led the game in points with 18. She also chipped in three steals, four assist and four rebounds.
Junior guard Deja Ford scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds in the game.
As a nice complement to the returners’ strong play, the Cougars received excellent contributions from their incoming freshmen.
Freshman guard Tyler Collins started off the game hot, scoring all of her 12 points in the first half and totalling a game-high of seven assists.
Freshman forward Arynn Eady notched her first double-double of the year, with a game-high 10 rebounds and 12 points. Additionally, she contributed all three of the home team’s blocks.
Freshman guard Latrice Perkins came off the bench ready to go, scoring 17 points, along with three assists and a steal.
The College came out aggressive on defense, holding Southern Wesleyan to 24 points in the first half. Charleston harassed the opponent for 13 steals and 23 turnovers in the game.
The Cougars also controlled the boards all afternoon, totalling 55 for the game. The Cougars continued their aggressive play on defense through the second half as well, making it near impossible for Southern Wesleyan to score. The Cougars held Southern Wesleyan’s field goal percentage to 34.5% for the game.
The College of Charleston heads into this season looking to improve their record from 2017-18. Last season, the Cougars finished with a record of 7-24. In conference play, they put together a 2-16 season, good for last in the CAA.
The Cougars’ freshmen look ready for the season, eager to show that they can add onto what the returners already have going.
The first official game for College of Charleston is on Wednesday, November 7th. They’ll look to start the season strong in TD Arena against North Greenville University.