The College of Charleston’s women’s basketball team managed to maintain their great start to the season, improving to 2-0 with a win over South Carolina State University.
The Cougars ended Saturday’s home game with a comfortable lead and a final score of 75-51.
Charleston had an aggressive offensive strategy, resulting in a 10 point first half lead and twice that margin by the final buzzer.
The Cougars also managed to dominate the glass in the game, totalling 35 rebounds while SC State finished with 27. Senior forward Bri Sullivan led the squad with 10 rebounds.
The home team kept that same mentality on the defensive end, where they managed to flip the court time and time again. The College left Saturday’s game with 22 more forced turnovers under their belts.
What really gave the Cougars dominance in the game was their accuracy. Throughout the game, they were twice as accurate as the Bulldogs.
In the first half, the Cougars had a field goal percentage of 57.69% and 51.52% in the second to lead to a team average of 54.2% for the whole game.
South Carolina State had a team average of 25.9% in field goals. The Cougars were also on top in 3 point shots and free throw shots, 36.4% vs. 13.0% and 70% vs. 64.5%, respectively.
The most promising takeaway from Saturday’s game was the strong performance of freshman players. Latrice Perkins and Tyler Collins, both freshman, were tied for highest scorers with 13 points each. These freshman girls also had two steals each during the game, matched only by senior Darien Huff.
The lady Cougars aim to continue this positive start to the season against Campbell on Thursday, November 15th on the road.