The North Carolina women’s basketball team defeated the Elizabeth City State Vikings, 115-51, on Monday in the team’s final exhibition game of the 2016-2017 season.
The Tar Heels snatched the advantage from the outset, starting the game with seven unanswered points and ending the first quarter on a 16-0 run. Stephanie Watts contributed 16 points, going 5-of-7 from the field in the opening period.
The Tar Heels attained a 59-23 lead by the end of the first half.
The tone was set, and the Tar Heels’ domination did not waver. The Vikings just could not compete with the size and talent Coach Sylvia Hatchell funneled into the game.
Both teams continued to compete despite how the scoreboard read, however. North Carolina, even when up 20-plus points, did not stop full court pressing until the break. And even then, the Tar Heels still stuck to the fast-paced, pressure-the-ball gameplan.