GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

North Carolina State 98, Coastal Carolina 46

RALEIGH, N.C. - Raina Perez scored 17 points and No. 8 North Carolina State looked primed for a big jump in the national rankings by routing Coastal Carolina 98-46.

N.C. State (4-0), which has won its first four games for 10 straight seasons, took over with its defense for a dominating 32-4 second-quarter advantage.

After the first quarter, Coastal Carolina was held to 15 points across the next 25-minute stretch.

Hobby, Kayla Jones and Dontavia Waggoner all scored 12 points, Jakia Brown-Turner supplied 11 points and eight assists and Genesis Bryant finished with 10 points.

The Wolfpack built a 51-25 halftime lead despite 2-for-13 shooting on 3-pointers. The second half began with the Wolfpack going on a 24-3 run.

Aja Blount's 13 points and Tiarra Davis' 10 points paced the Chanticleers (1-1), who had a 25-win season a year ago for the best mark in program history. Coastal Carolina shot 23.2 percent from the field.

Coastal Carolina led 14-8 midway through the first quarter. N.C. State starting center Elissa Cunane picked up her second foul shortly after, and she sat out until the beginning of the second half.

The Wolfpack began to take control by scoring the first 12 points of the second quarter for a 31-21 edge. In a stretch starting late in the first quarter, the Chanticleers went almost nine minutes without a field goal, falling into a 43-23 hole.

N.C. State benefited from an array of fastbreak baskets as the Chanticleers couldn't keep up.


Associated Press

December 6, 2020