UNC Women’s Basketball rolls to victory over Georgia Tech

It was a great day offensively for the UNC women’s basketball program, as they defeated Georgia Tech to extend their win streak to five in a row.

Throughout the early part of ACC play, the UNC women’s basketball program has found itself in plenty of nail-biting games.

Fortunately, Sunday afternoon was a different story, as Courtney Banghart’s team earned a comfortable lead and held onto it.

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
North Carolina Tar Heels

It started in the first half, as the Tar Heels took a 9-point lead into the break. This was sparked by strong shooting, as North Carolina shot 51.7% from the floor and connected on six of its 9 first-half attempts.

When play resumed in the third quarter, the Tar Heels used an 18-8 run to put them up by as many as 19 points, which is a season-high for them in ACC play. Prior to this game, North Carolina’s largest lead in conference play was 11 (four different times), all of which came in the fourth quarter of action.

From there, Banghart mixed and matched, as the lead was too much for the Yellow Jackets to overcome.

The UNC women’s basketball program had four players in double-figures, led by junior Deja Kelly who led all scorers with 18 points. She connected on four of her five three-point attempts, as this was her best performance shooting the ball from beyond the arc so far this season.

Fellow junior Alyssa Ustby knocked down seven of her 10-shot attempts, as she finished the afternoon with 17 points to go along with eight rebounds. Kennedy Todd-Williams flirted with a double-double performance, as she scored 13 points while recording seven rebounds.

Overall, the Tar Heels shot 47.4% from the floor and an impressive 44.4% from three-point range. It was a very strong overall performance for the UNC women’s basketball program, as they’ll look to extend their current five-game winning streak as they hit the road to take on Pittsburgh on Thursday night.

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