Chapel Hill, N.C. – Cortney Storey scored a team high 20 points to go along with six assists but the Presbyterian College women’s basketball team ultimately fell to the Tar Heels 91-56 on Tuesday night at Carmichael Arena.
Player of the Game
Storey finished with a team high 20 points and six assists, this was her third 20-point game of the season and ninth of her career. She is now just three points shy of 1,000, as she has 997 points. she is 12 assists shy of 400 and with one steal tonight now 30 shy of 200. Janie Miles chipped in 14 points on four made three-pointers, this was her third game of the season with four or more threes made. Tonight was game 46 of scoring in double figures for both Miles and Storey during their careers. Ericka Blackwell-Boyden would tally three steals, a career high.
Stat of the Game
PC forced North Carolina into season high tying 23 turnovers, 11 via PC steals and turned those into 17 points. UNC finished with a 36-12 advantage in paint points.
How it Happened
The Blue Hose forced a quick turnover on the opening series and Kacie Hall sank a three giving PC the 3-0 lead early. PC hit four threes in the opening quarter to keep the Blue Hose in it at 21-15 after one period.
Storey made a pair of free throws at the 6:22 mark to cut the score to 23-17 from there North Carolina would go on a 19-4 run to pull away from the Blue Hose at 42-21, Riley Hemm made a jumper to snap a four-plus minute scoreless streak for PC. Storey knocked down a three with 23 seconds to play in the half and UNC took a 47-26 lead into the intermission. North Carolina scored 26 of their 47 first half points in the paint.
The Blue Hose came out in the third quarter playing aggressive as they outscored the Tar Heels 7-3 in third quarter points up to the media timeout. PC forced seven turnovers in the first five minutes of the period, but North Carolina would gather themselves and end up winning the period by a 20-15 margin.
PC continued to fight as they forced North Carolina into 23 turnovers and scored 17 points off of them.
For the Record
The Blue Hose wrapped up the road portion of their non-conference schedule that saw them play three power-five schools and two nationally top 20 ranked teams, they moved to 1-7 following the loss while North Carolina moved to 7-2 on the season.
55.5 percent of the Blue Hose’s made field goals were three-pointers, their highest such percentage of the season.
PC made 10 three-pointers in the contest, the second time this season that they made 10+.
The Blue Hose reached double figures in steals as a team with 11, this is the fifth time in eight games.
Storey scored in 20+ points for the third time this season and ninth of her career. This was also number 46 of scoring in double figures for her career.
Storey finished with six assists setting a new long streak with four or more assists in six consecutive games.
Miles with 14, scored in double figures for the fifth time this season and number 46 of her career.
Hemm scored a season high seven points.
Hemm tallied a season high two steals and tied her career high.
Miles set her season high with two steals.
Blackwell-Boyden set her season and career high with three steals.
Santos tied her season and career high with one steal.
Tamminen tied her season and career high with one assist.
The Blue Hose are off for 12 days for end of the semester exams, they return to action on December 17 as they host North Carolina Central. PC is 5-3 in eight all-time meetings with NC Central including having won three in a row. The Blue Hose defeated the Eagles 72-63 last season.