No. 13 North Carolina St. 84, Northern Arizona 71
HONOLULU (AP) _ Chastity Melvin led a balanced scoring attack Saturday as No. 13 North Carolina State rebounded from an opening loss to defeat Northern Arizona 84-71 in the Rainbow Wahine Classic.
Melvin had 16 points and shared rebound honors with Muriel Davis with 10 apiece as the Wolfpack outrebounded the Lumberjacks, 45-25.
In addition to Melvin’s double-digit scoring, Jennifer Howard had 19 points for the Wolfpack, followed LySchale Jones with 12 and Davis 10.
North Carolina State led by as many as 15 points late in the first half, but the Lumberjacks went on a 10-2 run early in the second half to cut the margin to two, 46-44, with 15:12 left.
However, the Wolfpack countered with an 11-2 run with Howard accounting for five points on a layup and a 3-pointer to break the game open.
Karli Rikli was North Arizona’s top scorer with 18 points with Shaunice Warr adding 17.