Maybe it’s time for a comeback.
After missing the entirety of the 2017-18 season with a knee injury, redshirt junior Stephanie Watts played her first game in over a year for the North Carolina women’s basketball team against Carson-Newman on Thursday night in Carmichael Arena.
Watts made the most of her homecoming to the hardwood, as she scored 28 points on 11-for-17 shooting, including five 3-pointers in the second half, leading her team to a 115-74 victory. In addition to her scoring output, Watts padded her stats in other categories, finishing the contest with six rebounds and six assists — cementing a memorable return to form for the 2016 ACC Freshman of the Year.
“I’m just glad to be back out here with my team and playing with such great players, rather than watching from the bench,” Watts said.
Watts exploded in the beginning of the second half, knocking down four shots from behind the arc in the opening three minutes of the third quarter, extending UNC’s lead to the point of no return.