The UNC women’s basketball team rolled over Carson-Newman, 88-27, in an exhibition game Wednesday night in Carmichael Arena.

Sophomore Allisha Gray scored 22 points to lead the way. Fellow sophomore Stephanie Mavunga added eight points and eight rebounds, and freshman Jamie Cherry scored 13. Xylina McDaniel scored the first bucket of the game and ended with 15 points; Danielle Butts had a double-double off the bench, 10 points and 12 rebounds.

UNC scored the first 10 points of the game and never looked back. Carson-Newman shot just 18 percent from the floor.

This was the first exhibition game of the year for the UNC women – and it also marked head coach Sylvia Hatchell’s return to the sideline. She missed all last year while fighting leukemia.

UNC has one more exhibition game next Monday before opening its season on Friday, November 14, against Howard in Carmichael Arena.