CHAPEL HILL– The No. 14 North Carolina women’s basketball team snagged an easy 103-71 victory against the High Point Purple Panthers Saturday afternoon with Coach Sylvia Hatchell looking on from the rafters.
With the victory, UNC improved to 11-2 on the season while High Point fell to a 5-6 record.
It was a balanced attack for UNC, but Assistant Coach Ivory Latta says she thought some of the Tar Heels were already thinking about Christmas, and that contributed to some lethargic play at times.
Six Tar Heels scored in double digits in the contest, but freshman star Diamond DeShields went down with an injury in the first half and never returned to the game.
Carolina shot 72 percent from the foul line and played some stingy defense to hold down the Panther attack and force turnovers.
Next up for the Tar Heels is a game against James Madison in the new year on Jan 2.