COVID-19 halts PC women’s hoops

Just days after Presbyterian’s season-opening loss at Clemson, the Blue Hose announced a halt to women’s basketball activities due to a positive COVID-19 test within the program.

The PC athletic department said Monday that the team’s next three scheduled games have been canceled, including on set for this past Monday night at Furman. No makeup dates have been announced.

“This was tough news to share with our team, and while we are disappointed to not have the chance to play in the next few weeks, the health and safety of our student-athletes and staff is our number one priority,” PC head coach Alaura Sharp said. “This season more than ever, it is important that we make the most of our opportunities on the court together because the days ahead are so unpredictable. Our team and staff is staying positive and will remain focused on finding ways we can continue to develop as a team during these challenging times.”

The other games currently canceled are the scheduled Dec. 10 home opener against Mercer and a Dec. 12 trip to East Tennesse State.

Earlier, PC’s scheduled season opener at Kennesaw State was canceled due to a COVID-19 outbreak within the Kennesaw State program.

Clemson 92, PC 47

The Blue Hose suffered a lopsided defeat at the hands of ACC opponent Clemson Friday in PC’s season opener at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum.

Sharpshooter Kendall Spray led Clemson with six 3-pointers for a game-high 18 points, surpassing 300 career 3-pointers along the way.

Meanwhile, the Tigers (2-0) held PC to just 1 of 28 on 3-point attempts, a record for Clemson defensive efforts.

Sophomore guard Nyah Willis, a transfer from Chabot (Community) College in Hayward, California, led the Blue Hose with 14 points and six boards.

PC connected on just 18 of 68 (26%) of its field-goal attempts, while Clemson shot 52% from the field and dominated the paint with 52 points from the lane.

 

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