No. 11 North Carolina beats Illinois 87-51

Stephanie Mavunga had a game-high 24 points and 12 rebounds as

No. 11 North Carolina defeated Illinois 87-51 Saturday at the

Cancun Challenge at the Hard Rock Resort.

Mavunga has her fifth double-double as North Carolina (6-2)

bounces back from its overtime loss to Arizona State Friday. The

Tar Heels defeated Arkansas State Thursday.

Alisha Gray and Diamond DeShields also scored in double figures.

Xylina McDaniel grabbed 10 rebounds and added seven points for the

Tar Heels.

Illinois (5-3) scored 19 second-half points and made just two of

15 from the floor during the last ten minutes. Sarah Hartwell and

Amber Moore each scored in double figures, and Jacqui Grant scored

eight points and had 12 rebounds to lead the Illini.

The Illini lost to Arizona State Thursday and defeated Arkansas

State Friday.