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Quaker women aid in the sweeping of the Pride

The Quakers opened their 2009-2010 season with an 81-69 win over Greensboro College at the Greensboro Coliseum on Nov. 18. For the past two years, the game has taken place on the teams’ respective campuses – in Ragan Brown Field House in 2008 and Hanes Gym in 2007. In 2009, The Pride played host to the Quakers, but they didn’t have the luxury of a home court advantage.

The Pride scored first over the Quakers, and their 3-0 lead held for over a minute, until senior Alexa Williams began her 14-point scoring night with a jump shot from mid-range.

The game continued in the Quakers’ favor, but The Pride stayed within in single digits of the Quaker lead, until 10 minutes in when first-year guard Brittany Atwater drained her first collegiate three-pointer.

At the half, the Quakes led 38-23.

The second half began the same way as the first did, with Greensboro scoring first, but senior Ann Seufer retaliated with a three-pointer. Before the night was over Seufer and Williams teamed up for 30 points.

Seufer went four-for-four from the free-throw line, in addition to sinking four three-pointers. The senior guard snagged four rebounds and tied Williams and sophomore transfer Jazlyn Gibbs for the most time on the floor — 27 minutes.

Senior Jasmine Wood, the team’s defensive specialist, played 25 minutes, in which she snatched eight steals.

The team’s seniors have been used to their positions as players on the court, but, by becoming the team’s oldest and most experienced, Seufer, Williams, Wood and Joclyn Terry have grown accustomed to their leadership positions.

“Senior leadership is huge; a couple years ago we didn’t have any,” said Seufer. “We’ve been a young team for a long time. Hopefully we can lead by example so the program can be even better.”

It seems to be working thus far.

Atwater had nine points in her 14 minutes. In total, seven freshmen combined for 13 points and six rebounds in 39 minutes.

“Playing at the Coliseum was a big opening act,” said first-year Morgan Weeks. “I’m still warming up to the program and taking what I can from the experiences. Coach is getting [the freshmen] all warmed up for future years.”

The Quakers have recently dropped two-straight Old Dominion Athletic Conference games to the Roanoke Maroons and the Emory and Henry Wasps before and after Thanksgiving break. In hopes for their first conference win, the team will play the Lynchburg Hornets on Dec. 5.

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