Stephens College basketball awarded first win via forfeit

Friday, February 21, 2014 | 3:46 p.m. CST; updated 4:40 p.m. CST, Friday, February 21, 2014

COLUMBIA — The Stephens College women's basketball team was awarded its first victory of the season Wednesday when Harris-Stowe State University forfeited its Jan. 23 win (71-61) over the Stars.

Harris-Stowe notified Stephens that it had played the contest with an ineligible player and had failed to comply with Article V, Section C, Item 3 of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Official Handbook, which states that "the student must be identified and enrolled in a minimum of 12 institutional credit hours at the time of participation."

Stephens coach Chris Duncan was surprised by the news of his team's first official victory and had mixed feelings about the subject.

"It doesn't feel great to win that way, but — bottom line — it's a 'W' at the end of the day," Duncan said.

Duncan said his team is "a bad matchup" for Harris-Stowe and that when Stephens College plays the Hornets again without Harris-Stowe player Shanique Buford on Feb. 27, the Stars have a good chance to beat them — this time on the court.

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