ROCK HILL, S.C. – In their first road test of the season, the College of Charleston women’s basketball team fell, 67-49 to Winthrop University on Sunday afternoon.
Senior Afreyea Tolbert (Teaneck, N.J.) scored 11 points and brought down 9 rebounds, but Winthrop pulled away in the second half, capitalizing on a tough shooting night for the Cougars, who move to 1-1 on the season.
It was the season opener for Winthrop and despite a good crowd on hand the Cougars started the game well, out-rebounding the Eagles 36-22, which led to a16-12 points in the paint advantage in the first half. After being down by as many as nine points, the Cougars cut the deficit to just one heading in to the locker room. CofC was led by quality first-half performances from Tolbert, as well as freshman Jasmine Carter (Lexington, N.C.). Tolbert had nine points and six rebounds, while Carter had 8 points and 7 rebounds in the opening 20 minutes.
In the second half, the College played well defensively and despite being the much deeper team, was eventually undone by a 22.4 % shooting performance.
For Winthrop, Erica Williams had 17 points and nine rebounds while Dequesha McClanahan had 17 points and 11 rebounds.
The Cougars are back in action, Thursday, Nov. 14, in Columbia, S.C, against the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. The game will be televised on Fox Sports South/Fox Sports Carolinas.