LSU upends UNC women’s basketball team
Stephanie Watts had 20 points and 11 rebounds to lead the North Carolina women’s basketball team in a 70-43 loss to LSU on Sunday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
North Carolina (8-2) was handed just its second loss of the season, snapping a four-game winning streak. The Tar Heels scored a season low in points and shot 30 percent for the game.
Watts’ effort gave her a fifth double-double of the season. Paris Kea added 11.
A sluggish start by the Tar Heels allowed LSU to grab a 12-2 advantage midway through the first quarter. Watts scored on North Carolina’s first possession, however, the Tar Heels didn’t add to their point total again until the Tigers’ advantage grew to double figures on a bucket from Jackson at the 5:17 mark.
North Carolina takes on Jacksonville at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
Wake Forest: Elisa Penna tallied her first double-double of the season in the Demon Deacons’ 51-40 victory over Samford Sunday at the LJVM Coliseum.
Penna matched her season-high of 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to record her fourth career double-double. The Deacons will return to action on Wednesday against VCU for School Day. Tip-off is set for 11 a.m. at LJVM Coliseum.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack (9-3) dropped a difficult road contest at Tulane (6-4) on Saturday, falling 63-58 at Devlin Fieldhouse. Chelsea Nelson led the way offensively for the Wolfpack with her fifth double-double (16 points, 11 rebounds) of the season. She was joined in double figures by freshman Aislinn Konig (14 points, 4-for-7 shooting from 3-point range).
Despite leading for almost 30 minutes of the game, the Pack let a late lead slip away during a fourth quarter in which Tulane outscored N.C. State 28-16, while shooting 9-for-15 from the field and 5-for 7 from 3-point distance.
St. Augustine’s: Ja’Yon Leak scored 15 points, and Shakeisha Washington added 10 points in the visiting Falcons’ 91-64 loss to Chowan. The Falcons will make their first appearance at home inside the Emery Gymnasium on Dec. 31, hosting Barton College at 2 p.m.
Elon: The Phoenix had four players finish in double figures and used an 18-5 run in the second half to solidify a 68-53 victory at Saint Peter’s on Sunday.
Brian Dawkins led the way for the Phoenix (7-4) with 18 points, while Tyler Seibring added 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocks. Steven Santa Ana and Dainan Swoope also finished in double figures with 12 points each.
The Phoenix will now host Duke at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, inside the Greensboro Coliseum.
Shaw: After a loss on the first day of the L.S. Epps Memorial Scholarship Challenge, the Bears (5-5) were able to pull out a 75-58 victory over Albany State (4-7) on Sunday afternoon.
The Bears had four players score in double figures. Junior DeAngelo Stephens-Bell led all scorers with 20 points (career-high), three rebounds, three assists and three steals.
The Bears will next face Benedict College on Dec. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
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