Sylvia Hatchell

Paris Kea Earns UNC Women’s Basketball Team MVP Honor

The UNC women’s basketball team held its annual postseason awards banquet over the weekend, with junior guard Paris Kea taking home the team’s overall champion honor for the second consecutive year. Over the course of the season, the coaching staff keeps a cumulative list of statistics and assigns points to players based on those numbers–which is how Kea was determined as the winner. Although the Tar Heels struggled to a 15-16 record, Kea earned First Team All-ACC honors after averaging 19.4 points and 4.8 assists per game. The North Carolina native–who transferred to UNC after playing one year at...

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NC State Eliminates UNC From ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament

The season came to an end for the UNC women’s basketball team Thursday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum, as the Tar Heels suffered a 77-64 loss at the hands of the rival NC State Wolfpack in the Second Round of the ACC Tournament. Junior guard Paris Kea led UNC (15-16) with 27 points in her hometown, but the stingy Wolfpack defense held her to just six after halftime. Early in the game, the Tar Heels sprinted out to an 11-3 lead. NC State (23-7) never panicked, however, and used a 19-5 run to close out the first quarter and...

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No. 20 Duke Rolls Past UNC Women’s Basketball at Cameron Indoor, Tar Heels Finish Regular Season on Nine-Game Losing Skid

The regular season ended with a thud for the UNC women’s basketball team on Sunday afternoon at Cameron Indoor Stadium, as the No. 20 Duke Blue Devils defeated the Tar Heels 70-54 to extend their losing streak to nine games. Senior guard Jamie Cherry led UNC with a fantastic all-around stat line of 20 points, six rebounds and six assists, but it would not be enough to fend off Duke’s game-changing run in the third quarter. The Tar Heels also received 12 points and 12 rebounds from freshman forward Janelle Bailey, the only other player on the team to...

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Women’s Hoops: Syracuse Nails ACC Record 20 Three-Pointers in 86-80 Victory Over UNC

Syracuse put a damper on the final home game at Carmichael Arena for UNC senior guard Jamie Cherry on Thursday night, as the Orange rained in an ACC record 20 three-pointers on the way to an 86-80 win over the Tar Heels. Freshman forward Janelle Bailey led UNC (14-14, 4-11 ACC) with 25 points and 12 rebounds in the game, while an emotional Cherry added 23 points of her own. Still, though, it would not be enough to overcome the visitors’ three-point barrage. Gabrielle Cooper went 8-for-10 from beyond the arc for the Orange, finishing with a game-high 28...

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Upset Bid Falls Short for UNC Women’s Basketball Against No. 4 Louisville

A late fourth-quarter rally by the No. 4 Louisville Cardinals was the only thing that kept the struggling UNC women’s basketball team from pulling off what would have been its most impressive victory of the season. Both teams entered the final period Sunday afternoon at Carmichael Arena tied 45-45, but Louisville used a 12-2 run to pull away for what turned into a 67-57 win. As a result, the Tar Heels (14-13, 4-10 ACC) have now lost seven straight games–with their last win (Jan. 21 vs. Duke) coming nearly a month ago. Guard Asia Durr led the Cardinals with...

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UNC Officially Rules Stephanie Watts, Destinee Walker Out for Season

With the UNC women’s basketball team’s NCAA Tournament chances essentially up in smoke at this point, it was announced Tuesday afternoon that junior guards Stephanie Watts and Destinee Walker will not make their returns to the floor until next season. Each player suffered a knee injury late in the 2016-17 campaign and neither has played in a game this year–as the Tar Heels (14-11, 4-8 ACC) have lost five consecutive games and six of their last seven. Although senior Jamie Cherry is set to graduate following this season, Watts and Walker will be welcome additions alongside forward Janelle Bailey...

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Women’s Hoops: No. 23 NC State Throttles UNC, Hands Tar Heels Fifth Straight Loss

A frustrating season continues to snowball for the UNC women’s basketball team, which traveled to Reynolds Coliseum Sunday afternoon and came out with a 73-54 loss to the No. 23 NC State Wolfpack. It was the Tar Heels’ fifth consecutive loss and sixth in their past seven games. The 54 points were their second-lowest scoring output of the season–only one point more than the 53 they scored when the Wolfpack came to Chapel Hill. UNC (14-11, 4-8 ACC) led 15-14 after the first quarter, but everything went downhill from there–as NC State (20-6, 9-4 ACC) held the Tar Heels...

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Virginia Tech Topples UNC Women’s Basketball in Chapel Hill

The UNC women’s basketball team had its losing streak extended to four games Wednesday night at Carmichael Arena, as the Virginia Tech Hokies drilled 13 three-pointers on the way to a 90-74 victory over the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill. Taylor Emery poured in a game-high 25 points for the Hokies (16-8, 5-6 ACC), while Regan Magarity notched an impressive double-double with 24 points and 13 rebounds. UNC (14-10, 4-7 ACC) held a slim 37-34 lead at halftime, but Virginia Tech exploded on a 12-0 run during the third quarter to take control of the game for good. The Hokies led...

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Paris Kea’s 31 Points Not Enough to Carry UNC Women’s Basketball Past Miami

Despite a hyper-efficient 31 points from junior guard Paris Kea, the UNC women’s basketball team couldn’t quite keep pace with the Miami Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon at Carmichael Arena–falling by a score of 92-72. Kea converted on 11 of her 16 shots from the floor and made five three-pointers on the way to her fourth 30-point game of the year, but the Tar Heels (14-9, 4-6 ACC) weren’t able to match Miami’s depth. Freshman forward Janelle Bailey added 14 points and senior guard Jamie Cherry chipped in 12 to represent the other two players in double figures for head...

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UNC Women’s Hoops Suffers Blowout Loss at Hands of No. 5 Notre Dame

Right from the get-go Thursday night in South Bend, it was obvious the UNC women’s basketball team was in for a rough night against No. 5 Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish (21-2, 9-1 ACC) took the lead 30 seconds into the game, built a 15-point lead after the first quarter, extended it to 30 by halftime and cruised the rest of the way to a 94-62 victory over the Tar Heels (14-8, 4-5 ACC). Jamie Cherry led UNC with 15 points, while Paris Kea added 13 and freshman forward Janelle Bailey notched another double-double by posting 11 points and...

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