No. 19 North Carolina bounced back from a miserable offensive
showing with a 75-49 victory over Coastal Carolina on Sunday.
Antoinette Bannister came off the bench to score 13 points for
the Tar Heels (10-1), whose 49-21 victory over North Carolina
Central last Wednesday was their lowest score in a victory in 37
years, matching a 49-40 win over Virginia in the 1975-76
They had almost that many by halftime against the Chanticleers
(6-3), building a 39-27 lead at the break as Tierra Ruffin-Pratt
scored all 11 of her points.
North Carolina put the game out of reach with 13 second-half
steals, giving the Tar Heels 21 for the game. Krista Gross, who
also had nine rebounds, made six steals for the Tar Heels and
Ruffin-Pratt had five.
Angelica Henry scored 15 points to pace Coastal Carolina, which
shot 26.7 percent (16 of 60) for the game.