The North Carolina women’s basketball team (4-0) traveled to Fort Worth and defeated TCU (1-2), 79-46, to maintain its unbeaten start to the season.
The Tar Heels jumped out to an immediate 3-0 lead off a Carlie Littlefield shot in the first minute of play. The game would go scoreless for the next two minutes of play, but soon, the Tar Heels continued building on their lead throughout the first quarter, which would end 17-8 in UNC’s favor.
TCU fought back in the second quarter to outscore the Tar Heels, 14-12, as both sides combined to shoot 10-32 from the field.
The Tar Heels regained momentum in the third quarter as their shooting percentage jumped to 47 percent from the 25 percent clip from the second quarter, which resulted in the Tar Heels outscoring the Horned Frogs, 23-18.
The game remained in reach for the Horned Frogs at 52-40 going into the fourth quarter before Tar Heels put their foot on the pedal to put the game out of reach, UNC held a 27-6 advantage in the final period, as the final score reflected a far more lopsided affair than what the game had been for three quarters.
Who stood out?
Sophomore guard Deja Kelly scored 25 points on 9-21 shooting that and 3-8 from the three point line. She also secured seven rebounds.
Fellow sophomore guard Alyssa Ustby dominated the interior with 16 points and a season-high 15 rebounds. She also performed well on the defensive end, recording five steals and a block in 38 minutes of play.