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East Carolina's Seth LeDay drives against VMI in MInges Coliseum earlier in the week.

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ECU, Staff reports

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Seth LeDay's jumper with 14 seconds to play in the second half on Friday night pulled the East Carolina basketball team within a point of Navy, but when the Pirates fouled in the final minute, the Midshipmen made their free throws to preserve a 62-57 win in the Veteran's Classic in Annapolis.

The free throws proved a calm ending to an intense second half.

The Pirates (1-1) actually held a 29-23 edge at halftime and built it briefly to an eight-point advantage, but the Mids stayed in the fight and built leads of their own as high as five down the stretch.

LeDay's shot made it 58-57 Navy, but the hosts finished the game on a 4-0 run. ECU, which still hasn’t won its road opener since the 2013-14 season, trailed 60-57 when it drove to the basket instead of attempting a potential tying 3-pointer with less than 10 seconds left. Gardner’s contested layup missed, and the Mids grabbed the rebound.

Gardner, who didn’t start, cashed in 15 points and eight rebounds to again lead ECU, while LeDay finished with 12 points and J.J. Miles 10 in the loss.

For Navy, Cam Davis led the way with 14 points that included two free throws in the final minute, while John Carter Jr. and Greg Summers had 13 each and Luke Loehr 11.

McNeill’s first win

A staunch defensive effort was the backdrop for Kim McNeill's first victory as East Carolina's head women's basketball coach.

The Pirates (1-1) topped USC Upstate 69-48 on Friday night in Minges Coliseum.

Taniyah Thompson led all scorers by pouring in 25 points in just her second-career game, shooting 10-of-21 from the field and adding seven rebounds. Her 25 points are the most by an ECU freshman since Ariyana Williams scored 34 against Savannah State in 2017-18.

Along with Thompson, Lashonda Monk added 17 points to go with nine assists and five steals. Monk now has 11 steals through two games and also became just the sixth player in program history to reach 200 career steals. Rounding out the Pirates in double figures was Raven Johnson, who finished with 10 points and nine rebounds to narrowly miss her second straight double-double.

For the Spartans, Kathryn Kirkwood had a team-high 13 points on 6-of-12 shooting. USC Upstate struggled to hold on to the ball, turning it over 30 times, which led to 25 ECU points.

A 7-0 run in the middle of the third quarter helped put the game away for ECU. With ECU leading 41-30, Monk buried a triple from the top of the arc. USC Upstate never got closer than 15 points the rest of the way, with ECU rattling off another 10-0 run in the fourth quarter to finish with a 21 point win.

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