A nail-biter until the end, the Samford University women’s basketball team claimed a triumphant victory over the University of North Carolina Greensboro Spartans Thursday night at the Pete Hanna Center.
A two possession win of 46-42 improved the squad to 7-1 in SoCon play.
Junior guard Andrea Cournoyer’s talent was recognized on an even larger scale as she earned SoCon recognition. She was named the January SoCon Player of the Month for her remarkable abilities on the court.
The Merryville, Louisiana native is making her mark in her first season with the Bulldogs after spending her first two collegiate seasons at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Junior forward Annie Ramil showed out on both offense and defense with 16 rebounds and 13 points against the Spartans. Ramil is in her third season with the Bulldogs and continuing to keep the team encouraged while also setting them up for victory.
Natalie Armstrong never ceases to amaze Bulldog fans. Armstrong is the very first player in the history of the Samford women’s basketball program to score 1,000 points, snag 500 rebounds and have 100 blocks. This skill shows up every night the team plays, and the game against UNCG was no different; Armstrong was not only the highest scoring player for the Bulldogs but for both teams during the contest.
Winning conference games and making the university proud is becoming a trend for the Bulldogs as they continue on with only six more regular season SoCon games before they have a chance at competing in the SoCon tournament March 4 through March 7 in Asheville, North Carolina.