Nicole Caporaso

UNC Women’s Basketball Now 2-10 Against ACC Opponents

The University of North Carolina women’s basketball team (13-12, 2-10 ACC) was defeated in a blowout loss on Sunday afternoon with a 95-64 loss against the No. 20 Syracuse University. Redshirt sophomore guard Paris Kea led the team with 28 points, while junior guard Jamie Cherry followed up with 17 points. Sophomore guard Stephanie Watts contributed seven points and 10 rebounds. Syracuse (18-8, 9-4) was led by Brittney Sykes’ 34 points, while Alex Peterson added 27 points. The game marks UNC’s third loss in a row and only four games remain before the ACC Tournament begins on March 1....

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UNC Women’s Basketball Stuns NCSU with 14 3-pointers in 83-70 win

The University of North Carolina women’s basketball team handed the No. 18 North Carolina State University Wolfpack a 83-70 loss in Carmichael Arena on Sunday afternoon in the annual “Play4Kay” game. “It was a great game and a great crowd,” North Carolina head coach, Sylvia Hatchell, said. “We’ve played really, really well at times, but we haven’t been able to put a whole game together. But today is a great win for us against a really, really good N.C. State team.” North Carolina (13-9, 2-7 ACC) tied a school-record with 14 3-pointers throughout the game. Junior guard Jamie Cherry,...

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Second Quarter Costs the Tar Heels a Win Against No. 6 Notre Dame

The University of North Carolina women’s basketball team again lost a game due to struggles in the second quarter as Notre Dame picked up a 77-55 win in Carmichael Arena. Much like the team’s loss to Duke 10 days ago, the Tar Heels worked their way out of contention with an abysmal showing in the second quarter – in which today’s loss saw only six points for UNC. The Tar Heels (12-8, 1-6 ACC) were forced to take an early time out with 7:24 remaining in the first quarter as the No. 6 Notre Dame (18-3, 6-1 ACC) jumped...

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UNC Women’s Basketball Loses Late Lead to Wake Forest

The University of North Carolina women’s basketball team was close, but not close enough on Thursday night. The Tar Heels failed to secure their second ACC win with a heartbreaking 80-77 loss in Chapel Hill to Wake Forest University (11-7, 2-3 ACC). UNC is now 1-5 in the ACC and holds a 12-7 overall record. In Wake Forest’s first win in Chapel Hill since 1991, junior Elisa Penna led the Demon Deacons with 23 points and eight rebounds. Not unlike other games, sophomore Stephanie Watts and redshirt sophomore Paris Kea, produced for North Carolina. Watts had 25 points and...

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Stephanie Watts’ ninth double-double not enough in UNC’s loss to Duke

Duke got the best of the University of North Carolina women’s basketball team on Thursday night, as the Tar Heels fell to the No. 13 Blue Devils in Durham with a 70-58 loss. On the UNC side, redshirt sophomore Paris Kea led the team with 16 points and six rebounds. Sophomore Stephanie Watts closely followed in points, with 15, while also contributing 11 rebounds. It was the 16th time Watts has scored in double digits in 17 games. With the completion of her ninth double-double this season, Watts leads the ACC. Leaonna Odom led Duke (15-2) with 15 points...

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UNC Women’s Basketball Splits Crescom Bank Holiday Invitational

At the conclusion of UNC’s participation in the Crescom Bank Holiday Invitational on Tuesday night, the women’s basketball team had picked up a win and a loss against two non-conference opponents. On Sunday afternoon, the team suffered its worst loss of the season after losing 43-70 to LSU. It was North Carolina’s second loss on the season. The Tar Heels (9-2) bounced back on Tuesday night with a 87-57 win over Jacksonville (9-3). In Sunday’s game, UNC scored a season low 43 points after shooting only 30 percent for the game. UNC did not lead at any point and...

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UNC women’s basketball finds new sources of production in win over Marshall

The University of North Carolina women’s basketball team played their last game before final exams, on Wednesday night – a 75-53 win over Marshall University. A different dynamic duo took over the game, as junior guard Jamie Cherry and sophomore guard Destinee Walker offensively led the team. Cherry scored a game-high 19 points, while Walker added 15. Shayna Gore’s 10 points and Talequia Hamilton’s nine points and 10 rebounds led Marshall. Stephanie Watts, a sophomore guard, contributed nine points and 10 rebounds for UNC, as redshirt sophomore guard, Paris Kea, added seven points, seven assists and four steals. Though...

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Paris Kea leads UNC to win over Elon

The University of North Carolina women’s basketball team was not engaged in a blowout on Sunday like the men’s team, but instead played to a tight 78-73 win against Elon University. On the Tar Heels’ side, redshirt sophomore Paris Kea led the team with 20 points. She rounded out her performance with six rebounds and five assists in what was a complete game for the guard. Usual points leader, sophomore guard Stephanie Watts, supplemented Kea’s showing with 17 points and three assists of her own. Junior guard Jamie Cherry also added 17 points. Elon was offensively led by Essence...

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UNC Women’s Basketball Wins Big Ten/ACC Challenge

The University of North Carolina women’s basketball team improved to a 6-1 record after winning the Big Ten/ACC Challenge against the University of Wisconsin (2-6) on Thursday night. The Tar Heels handed the Badgers a 72-59 loss in the Kohl Center behind a 23-point effort from sophomore guard Stephanie Watts. Watts only seems to improve, as she added 10 rebounds in the game to complete her fourth double-double of the season. The Wesley Chapel, North Carolina native was named ACC Co-Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 24.3 points and 9.3 rebounds. She has scored in double figures...

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UNC Women’s Basketball Defeats Bucknell

The University of North Carolina women’s basketball game improved to 3-0 on Sunday evening with a 65-50 win over Bucknell University in Carmichael Arena. The game featured three Tar Heels in double digits, as junior guard Jamie Cherry and red-shirt sophomore Paris Kea scored 15 and 13 points, respectively. Sophomore guard Stephanie Watts, who was ACC Freshman of the Year last season, kept up her impressive form, with 17 points and 11 rebounds, for her ninth career double-double. Senior forward Claire DeBoer, who contributed 11 points, and sophomore forward Kaitlyn Slagus, who scored nine, led Bucknell. The non-conference game...

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