No. 11 North Carolina Beats DePaul 82-66
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HONOLULU (AP) _ Coretta Brown scored 14 points, and No. 11 North Carolina made the defensive adjustments needed to shut down DePaul 82-66 Friday in the first round of the Rainbow Wahine Classic.
La’Tangela Atkinson had her second double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds off the bench for the Tar Heels (3-0).
The North Carolina defense forced the Blue Demons (1-1) to take 28 shots from 3-point range, making only seven. The Tar Heels held De Paul, which got 16 points nine rebounds from Jamie Smith, to just six points in the final seven minutes.
Charlene Smith added 15 points for North Carolina, while Jenni Dent and Ashley Luke had 11 apiece.