High Point losses to No. 14 North Carolina 103-71
With ailing coach Sylvia Hatchell looking on from the stands,
North Carolina put on a show.
Six North Carolina players scored in double figures as the No.
14 Tar Heels used a balanced attack in downing High Point
University 103-71 on Saturday afternoon.
Hatchell stepped away from her on-the-court coaching
responsibilities in October due to a diagnosis of leukemia. She has
remained very involved with the team over the last three months,
including reviewing practice and game video, speaking multiple
times a day with the coaching staff and having face-to-face
meetings with players.
”I appreciate Coach Hatchell being at the game today. That was
really exciting,” said associate head coach Andrew Calder. ”I
want to thank her again for continuing to help us as we go into
each game. She helps us with the game plan and the motivation of
the players. She’s doing a great job, and we really appreciate her
being here today.”
Xylina McDaniel led the Tar Heels with 16 points and eight
rebounds, while Allisha Gray and Danielle Butts recorded 14 points
each. High Point allowed North Carolina 39 attempts from the
penalty stripe, making 28 of them.
North Carolina opened with a 47-28 lead at halftime and
stretched that to a 32 point victory margin after holding High
Point (5-6, 1-1 Big South) scoreless in the final three minutes of
The Tar Heels (11-2) have scored 100-plus points in three of
their last four games and will take a 12-day holiday break before
playing James Madison on January 2.
Latrice Phelps led High Point in scoring, hitting 7 of 12 from
the field and scoring 20 points.