N.C. State dominates UNCW
Led by 18 points from senior Miah Spencer on 7-for-10 shooting from the field, the N.C. State women’s basketball team improved to 7-0 at home and 8-2 on the season Sunday afternoon with a dominating 86-54 win over UNC Wilmington on Kay Yow Court inside Reynolds Coliseum.
Jennifer Mathurin (17 points) and Chelsea Nelson (12) joined Spencer in double figures as the Wolfpack put together its second straight game of shooting better than .500 from the field. N.C. State connected on 32 of 60 (.533) attempts on Sunday, a mark which included a season-high success rate of 13-for-23 (.565) from 3-point distance.
“I’m pleased with the way we came out today,” N.C. State coach Wes Moore said. “With final exams, they (the players) have a lot on their plates, a lot on their minds, and I’m real pleased with the way we came out. We made a statement early.”
The Wolfpack began the game on a 12-0 run during the first 4:22 of play and would never trail or allow the contest to be tied the rest of the way. UNCW pulled within six points (18-12) with 2:53 remaining in the first quarter, but N.C. State allowed its opponent to come no closer throughout the remainder of the contest.
N.C. State closes its homestand on Wednesday against N.C. Central. Tip-off between the Wolfpack and Eagles is set for 7 p.m. from Kay Yow Court inside Reynolds Coliseum.
N.C. Central: Senior Morgan Jones and sophomore Rodneysha Martin were the team’s top scorers with seven points apiece in a 61-27 loss at Purdue on Sunday.
The Boilermakers shot 51.9-percent from the field and held the Eagles to 23.5 percent accuracy.
Purdue won its fifth straight game to improve to 8-4 overall while the Eagles lost for the fourth consecutive time in falling to 1-6.
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