Junior guard Paris Kea scored 23 points and dished out seven assists on Tuesday night at Carmichael Arena, leading the UNC women’s basketball team to its fifth consecutive victory–a 91-56 blowout over the Presbyterian Blue Hose.
Head coach Sylvia Hatchell had four players score in double figures, as guard Jamie Cherry chipped in 17 points and forwards Janelle Bailey and Jaelynn Murray had 11 and 10 points, respectively.
UNC (7-2) completely dominated in all facets of the game. The Tar Heels shot just over 56 percent from the floor, made a season-high 12 three-pointers and outscored Presbyterian in the paint by a margin of 36-12.
On defense, UNC held the Blue Hose to just 35 percent shooting from the floor–while limiting them to just two points during one span that stretched nearly 10 minutes, and took up parts of the first and second quarters.
It was during this period that the Tar Heels really began to pull away, as they turned a six-point lead at the end of the first quarter into a 21-point lead at halftime.
The Tar Heels would lead by as many as 36 points in the fourth quarter in what can arguably be described as their most impressive performance of the season.
Presbyterian–which also committed 25 turnovers in the game–never came closer than 17 points after the halftime break.
UNC will host Furman at Carmichael Arena this Sunday. Tip-off for that game is set for 2:00 p.m.
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