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Nov. 22, 2011
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Win No. 400 at Carmichael Arena for No. 16 North Carolina was bittersweet for the Tar Heels as they beat Presbyterian 61-38 on Tuesday.
Chay Shegog scored a career-high 23 points to lead the Tar Heels (4-0), but they took a tough blow to their lineup as sophomore guard Latifah Coleman suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first half.
"We've got to be mentally tougher," coach Sylvia Hatchell said. "It was a slowdown-type game and we've got to learn how to play in different situations. Presbyterian did a good job clogging up the middle, and Chay was tough in there and did a good job."
Shegog used her 6-foot-5 height to advantage against the smaller Presbyterian defenders to hit 8 of 12 from the floor, and she got to the foul line numerous times, hitting 7 of 12.
"I thought the middle was really wide open," Shegog said. "They double-teamed me a lot so I'm surprised I got that many points."
Coleman was coming off her season-high of 25 minutes in her last outing against UNC Greensboro, as well as hitting her career-high of 11 points two games ago.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Lynetta Kizer scored a career-high 25 points, Alyssa Thomas added 21, and No. 8 Maryland remained unbeaten with a 94-71 victory over Saint Joseph's on Tuesday night at Comcast Center.
Tianna Hawkins contributed 17 points and 12 rebounds for her second straight double-double, and Laurin Mincy had 14 points and nine rebounds for the Terrapins (5-0), who have won all their games by double figures.
"I thought tonight was a nice, solid overall win. I thought it was extremely balanced from our end," head coach Brenda Frese said. "I thought Saint Joseph's did a great job coming at us especially when we got the chance to get the lead. They had a lot of fight to them. It's good for us to be challenged like that throughout an entire game."
Maryland dominated the inside game, outrebounding Saint Joseph's 58-25, including 20 offensive boards. The Terps outscored the Hawks in the paint, 52-12. The Terrapins also shot 82.4 percent from the foul line - their highest total of the season.
Duluth, Ga. - The Georgia Tech women's basketball team improved to 4-0 with a 94-51 win over the Kennesaw State Lady Owls (2-2) Tuesday night at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.
For the three games the Yellow Jackets have played on this year's home court, they are averaging nearly 93 points and have won by an average of 44.7 points per game.
Junior Danielle Hamilton-Carter paced Georgia Tech with 14 points and 10 rebounds, both of which were career highs and gave the Stockholm, Sweden, native her first career double-double. Sophomore Tyaunna Marshall tied Hamilton-Carter for team high honors with 14 points and freshman Tjasa Gortnar added 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting off the bench.
"I'm pleased with the balance we had on the offensive end, inside and outside, it was a great opportunity for us to play a lot of people," head coach MaChelle Joseph said. "I really felt like we did a good job of getting the ball inside, that was a goal for this game, and controlling the boards. We did see some improvement in our press as we had an opportunity to play a lot of people and see some different combinations."
In similar fashion as their first two games at the Arena at Gwinnett Center, the Yellow Jackets began the contest with the Lady Owls red-hot, racing out to an 8-0 lead barely four minutes into the contest.