On Wednesday afternoon, the North Carolina women’s basketball team produced its best performance of the season in an 86-60 win over UNC-Wilmington.
The Tar Heels (3-2) set a season-high in assists (26) and steals (13) and tied season-highs in made field goals (36) and 3-pointers made (6). Five Tar Heels contributed double-figure scoring outputs in the blowout win over the Seahawks (2-2).
Senior guard Jamie Cherry led all scorers with 21 points after shooting a combined 1-18 in her last two contests.
“I’ve been in the gym trying to get up extra shots," Cherry said. “Just to see the ball go through the hoop gave me a lot of confidence. The coaches told me if I was open to keep shooting.”
Cherry was aided by first-year bigs Janelle Bailey, Jaelynn Murray and Jocelyn Jones, who all put in solid efforts. Bailey finished the game with 16 points, Jones tied a career high with 14 points and Murray added a team-high eight rebounds.