CofC Cougars Set Career Marks in Defeat vs. Furman

CHARLESTON, SC Jan. 29, 2013 – Junior Alyssa Frye set the College of Charleston women’s basketball Division I record for three-pointers in a single season, but it wasn’t enough as the Cougars fell 80-71 against Furman Monday at TD Arena.

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Frye made seven three-pointers, her third seven three-point performance this season as she scored a career-high 27 points. Frye now has 65 three-pointers this season, which breaks the previous record of 63, set by CofC Athletics Hall of Fame inductee Natalie Seel, during the 1993-94 season.

Fellow junior Jillian Brown recorded her sixth double-digit assist game this season with 11 and moved into third on the school record list for assists in a season with 135.

“We played hard and I liked our energy and effort, but we have to finish plays,” CofC head coach Natasha Adair said.” “We are still improving and getting better, which gives me encouragement for the future.”

The Cougars (8-12, 4-7) got 16 points from senior Latisha Harris and 13 points from junior Afreyea Tolbert.

Furman (8-11, 4-6) led by as many as 14 points in the first half, but the Cougars cut the lead to seven at halftime, 34-27.

In the second half the Cougars narrowed the deficit to five points at 60-55, but could not get any closer as Furman brought the lead to double-digits at 66-56.

The Paladins made 28-of-30 free-throws, compared to the Cougars 12-of-21 from the free-throw line.

Up next the Cougars will host their Education Day game on Monday Feb. 4 at 11:30 a.m. against UNCG.