GREENSBOR, N.C. - The UNCG women's basketball team (6-3) cruised to a 64-49 victory over the Georgia State Panthers (1-7), Saturday afternoon inside Fleming Gymnasium. Senior guard Nadine Soliman (17 points, seven assists) set a new program record for three-pointers made with 196. Along with Senior Alexus Willey (17 points), the pair shot a combined 9-for-14 from beyond the arc.
"Nadine is a program changer," said head coach Trina Patterson. "She's probably going to end up being the all-time leading scorer. She works so hard and she's done a lot to help elevate our program to a new level."
Te'ja Twitty (12 points) remained hot from the floor, notching her second-straight double-figure scoring game. Aja Boyd continues her consistent play, adding 12 points with seven rebounds. Guard Tori Powell added season highs with five assists and four steals.
"I thought our team played really well, especially in the second half," said Patterson. "We shot the ball really well from the three-point line. Alexus came off the bench and gave us solid minutes. She's accustomed to these situations and has a lot of minutes under her belt. Not only has she improved her shooting, but she's become a great decision maker."
The Spartans simply outshot the Panthers throughout the contest. Patterson's squad took a 28-27 lead into the break, thanks to a solid 8-2 run. Despite swarming full-court pressure from Georgia State, UNCG continued their up-tempo offense, as they got out on an 18-4 run heading into the final frame. Soliman recorded 14 second half points, including three from long range, including one down the stretch to put the game out of reach.
Up next, the Spartans head to nearby N.C. A&T to square off with the Aggies on Thursday, December 12th. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.