GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

North Carolina State 108, North Carolina Central 70

RALEIGH, N.C. - Elissa Cunane scored 17 points to lead six players in double figures for No. 8 North Carolina State in a 108-70 rout of North Carolina Central.

The Wolfpack (2-0) hit shots at a sizzling 68.3-percent clip from the field in a final tune-up before a game at top-ranked South Carolina. Cunane was 6-for-6 from the floor.

Jakia Brown-Turner, Raina Perez and Kayla Jones all scored 15 points, Jada Boyd added 11 and Kai Crutchfield had 10.

Perez, a transfer from Cal State-Fullerton, was the only N.C. State player in double figures by halftime, but a 39-point third-quarter outburst for the Wolfpack had several others joining her.

Necole Hope's 17 points led N.C. Central (1-1). Paris McBride and Anissa Rivera both scored 16 and Cherelle Washington had 11.

N.C. State led 15-5 less than 3? minutes into the game, extending the margin to 32-11 by the end of the first quarter. The Wolfpack shot 18-for-31 from the field in the first half for a 46-28 lead.


Associated Press

November 29, 2020