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North Carolina State 95, S. Carolina St. 33

December 21, 1996

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) _ Umeki Webb and Katie Smrcka-Duffy each scored 23 points Friday to lead No. 8 North Carolina State to a 95-33 rout of South Carolina State.

Chasity Melvin added 14 points and 11 rebounds for North Carolina State (8-2).

South Carolina State (2-3) was led by Keisha Evan’s 8 points. The Bulldogs committed 40 turnovers and were outrebounded 51-32.

N.C. State grabbed a 27-2 lead in the opening minutes, with Webb scoring on four straight Wolfpack possessions in one stretch. Webb scored 17 points in the first half, helping North Carolina State to a 44-16 halftime lead.

Down 73-31, South Carolina State made just one field goal in the last 8 minutes. The last was April Ferguson’s 8-footer with 4:13 remaining to make the score 84-33.

Webb made 11-of-13 shots, most on layups, as N.C. State shot 50 percent (39 of 78) for the game.

The Wolfpack hit 6-of-18 3-pointers, with Smrcka-Duffy making 5-of-11.

South Carolina State made 13 of 51 shots, including only one 3-pointer in six tries.

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