UNC, now 9-2 on the season, went on a 17-0 run to begin the game, and from there the Tar Heels never looked back. In fact, the Tar Heels set a school record for widest margin of victory at 83 points.
Freshman sensation Diamond DeShields scored 20 points to co-lead the Tar Heels in points alongside Allisha Gray. Latifah Coleman had a standout performance, tallying her first double-double in her career with 13 points and 12 assists.
At halftime, Carolina led 72-18. Octavia Wilson led New Orleans with 21 points, but the Privateers were overmatched.
UNC shot 64.3 percent from the floor and netted 14 three-pointers.
The Tar Heels will next take on No. 10 South Carolina on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Myrtle Beach.http://chapelboro.com/sports/unc-sports/myrtle-beach-magic-wbb-sets-school-scoring-record-rout-new-orleans/
CHAPEL HILL – The No. 14 UNC women’s basketball team (up one spot Monday in the AP top 25) heads south for a pair of games in the Myrtle Beach Classic Monday and Wednesday.
The Tar Heels are coming off their second triple-digit victory of the year with a 100-49 win against Charleston Southern Saturday. Five players scored in double figures and 12 players saw playing time.
Monday’s opponent, New Orleans, is winless this season after seven contests and ranks third from last in RPI.
UNC is 2-1 on a neutral court this season; the Tar Heels lost to Arizona State in overtime in the Cancun Challenge.
Wednesday’s opponent, No. 10 South Carolina, will be a test for North Carolina as the Gamecocks are unbeaten through nine. South Carolina is second in the NCAA in scoring defense, allowing an average of only 47.4 points per game.
Tipoff Monday between North Carolina and New Orleans is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. You can hear the call by Walter Storholt on GoHeels.com.http://chapelboro.com/sports/unc-sports/unc-wbb-face-two-different-opponents-myrtle-beach/