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Lady Hornets Basketball Team Gains Important Win, Men’s Team Suffers Heartbreaking Defeat

Maximilian Farley

The women’s basketball team gained its first conference win, beating out the North Carolina Central University Eagles on Monday night in a double-header that ended with the men’s team losing.

Both games were close, although the Lady Hornets pulled ahead against their opponents in the last quarter, winning 71-61, their first MEAC division win for coach Dave Caputo.  The first and second quarters ended with both teams tied.

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#4 Pinky Wiley

The Hornets lost their game after gaining the lead with 6 seconds left with a beautiful 3-pointer from Guard Pinky Wiley, but were unable to stop the Eagles from getting down the court and making a layup to win the game, 71-70.

“That first one’s always the hardest one to get,” Coach Caputo said after his win. “Hopefully now we can get into a groove.” His team played today with 8 players on the roster, some playing the entire length of the game.

Men’s coach, Eric Skeeters, was positive after the close loss, saying, “We showed what we’re made of.”

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