Thanks to balanced scoring and steady interior defense, the North Carolina women’s basketball team won its fifth game in a row, defeating Presbyterian, 91-56, on Tuesday night at Carmichael Arena.
UNC (7-2) jumped out to an early 7-3 lead, but Presbyterian (1-7) rallied back thanks to a barrage of three-point attempts and seized a 13-11 lead after Mattie Kennedy knocked down an open three from the corner.
The Tar Heels quickly righted the ship, closing the quarter with a 10-2 run to lead 21-15 after a quarter. UNC dominated the interior, as Presbyterian converted only one of its three shots inside the three-point line for the quarter.
North Carolina dominated the second quarter thanks to steady defense and some consistent scoring, taking a 47-26 lead into halftime. The Tar Heels held the Blue Hose without a made field goal until over halfway through the quarter, forcing eight turnovers and allowing just nine attempts for the quarter.