Spartans Spurred by Lancers, 80-58

Spartans Spurred by Lancers, 80-58

FARMVILLE, Va. – The USC Upstate women's basketball team lost to Longwood University 80-58 on Tuesday night.

With the loss USC Upstate falls to 6-17 overall and 2-10 in Big South Conference play. Longwood improves to 3-19 on the season and 2-10 in Big South play.

A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS

  • USC Upstate is currently on their longest losing streak of the season at five games.
  • Brianna Lewis led the team in scoring with 17 points and DeNisha Swain contributed 12 points in the loss.
  • Riley Popplewell had a team high 11 rebounds.
  • Longwood had four players end the game in double figures. Mallory Odell recorded a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds, Dayna Rouse added 15 points, Stephanie Guihon contributed 14 points and Kate Spradlin registered 12 points in the victory.
  • The Spartans shot 30 percent from the field, 27 percent from three-point range and 88 percent from the free throw line.
  • Longwood shot 50 percent from the field, 46 percent from three-point range and 63 percent from the charity stripe.  

FIRST QUARTER BREAKDOWN

  • Longwood won the opening tip and Kate Spradlin hit an open three-pointer to score the first points of the game.
  • The Lancers then proceeded to open the game on a 9-0 run and forced the Spartans to call an early timeout with 7:38 remaining in the opening frame.
  • Brianna Lewis swished in a pair of free throws to give the Spartans their first points of the game at the 3:58 mark of the quarter.
  • Michaela Gibbons hit a three-pointer with 2:19 to play to give USC Upstate their first field goal of the game.
  • Breanna Jefferson hit a wide-open layup at the end of the quarter to give the Spartans seven points in the opening quarter.
  • The Lancers went into the second quarter leading 21-7, USC Upstate shot 13 percent in the first quarter.

SECOND QUARTER BREAKDOWN

  • Mallory Odell scored the Lancers first basket of the second quarter and gave Longwood a 23-7 advantage.
  • DeNisha Swain sank a pair of free throws to give the Spartans their first points of the quarter.
  • With 8:17 to play in the half Lewis knocked down a basket to give USC Upstate their first field goal of the period.
  • At the second quarter media timeout the Spartans trailed 31-11.
  • Riley Popplewell made a pair of free throws at the 3:16 mark of the quarter to score her first points of the game.
  • The Spartans went 3-for-4 down the stretch and Riley Parkhurst made the Spartans final basket of the half.
  • USC Upstate shot 30 percent in the second quarter and trailed 45-21 going into the halftime break.

THIRD QUARTER BREAKDOWN

  • Stephanie Guihon scored the first bucket of the half with a layup at the 9:17 mark of the quarter.
  • Popplewell nailed a jumper with 7:33 to go in the quarter to give the Spartans their first bucket of the half.
  • The Spartans then went on a 5-0 run over a 1:03 span going into the third quarter media timeout.
  • Lewis hit a jumper with 12 seconds to go in the quarter, USC Upstate finished the third period on a 5-1 run.
  • USC Upstate scored 19 points in the quarter and shot 29 percent in the period. The Spartans trailed 65-40 going into the final frame.

FOURTH QUARTER BREAKDOWN

  • Longwood opened up the final quarter with a 5-0 run against the Spartans. USC Upstate quickly countered with a 4-0 run of their own.
  • USC Upstate then went on an 8-0 run over a 3:58 span in the fourth quarter and began to cut down on the Longwood lead.
  • The Spartans ended the game on a 10-2 run and held Longwood scoreless the final 1:31 of the game.
  • Camilla Kilinc scored the Spartans final basket of the game at the 1:12 mark of the fourth quarter.
  • USC Upstate outscored Longwood 18-15 in the final quarter of play and shot 47 percent from the field.

NEXT UP

  • USC Upstate returns home on Tuesday, January 19 to face Presbyterian College. The Spartans game against the Blue Hose is also a Play for Kay Game, with tip-off scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

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