Post-Game Notebook: Ladies also pick up a big win UNCW 63, William & Mary 62

By / Local Sports / Tuesday, 06 January 2015 05:00

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCWSports.com takes a final look at the Seahawks' thrilling 63-62 victory over William & Mary in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams on Sunday afternoon at Trask Coliseum with the latest "Post-Game Notebook."Too Close for Comfort – Four of the last five meetings between the Seahawks and the Tribe have been decided by five points or less after Sunday's two-point decision. It also marked the second straight game decided by two points as UNCW earned a 67-65 victory over William & Mary in last year's CAA Tournament. High Five – With their fifth win of the season, the Seahawks have matched their win total from each of the last two seasons.
Streak Snapped – The Seahawks ended a streak of three consecutive losses in a CAA opener with Sunday's win over William & Mary. UNCW, which improved to 8-22 all-time in CAA openers, earned its first win in a CAA opener since the 2010-11 campaign when the Seahawks edged Drexel by a 69-61 margin.
Helping Hands – The Seahawks posted a season-high 17 assists on 28 field goals in the victory over William & Mary, eclipsing the previous mark of 16 assists set in the season opener against UNC Pembroke on Nov. 16. The 17 assists are the most for the Seahawks in a game since an 18-assist effort against Iowa last year. Miss Assist – Senior guard Kelva Atkins recorded a career-high eight assists in the win over William & Mary on Sunday afternoon, marking her second game this season with seven or more assists. It is the first time a UNCW player has tallied eight assists in a game since Mar. 15, 2012 when Alisha Andrews had eight assists against Appalachian State.
Miss Assist, Part 2 – As a result of her eight assists in the win over William & Mary, Atkins moved into sole possession of 15th place on the Seahawks' career list with 227 assists. She had entered the game tied with Jessica Freeman, who had 219 assists in her career from 2009-13.
Continuing the Climb – With her game-high 14 points in the Seahawks' win over William & Mary, senior guard Kelva Atkins moved into 13th place on the Seahawks' career scoring list with 1,058 points. She moved past Sonya Pickard, who tallied 1,055 points during her career from 1981-85. Atkins ranks second among active players in the CAA in career scoring.
Double Play – Sophomore forward Ryan Flowers earned her fourth "double double" of the season by scoring 12 points with a game-high 13 rebounds against William & Mary on Sunday afternoon. The Hickory, N.C. native made six of seven shots from the floor and also scored the game-winning lay-up with 1.9 seconds remaining.
Blooming Flowers – Over her last four games, Flowers has played very well for the Seahawks by averaging 12.3 points and 12.8 rebounds per game. In addition, she has posted three "double double" games and has shot 62.9 percent from the field.
10 Count – Sophomore guard Brie Mobley posted her fifth double-digit scoring effort in the last six games after scoring 11 points in the victory over William & Mary on Sunday.
Sunday Funday – The Seahawks improved to 2-0 this season in games played on Sunday.
Around the Circuit – All 10 teams in the CAA played in their conference opener on Sunday afternoon. James Madison held off Towson by a 67-66 margin while Elon earned its first-ever CAA victory with a road triumph at Delaware. Hofstra and Drexel also picked up home victories by defeating College of Charleston and Northeastern, respectively. 

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