No. 11 North Carolina Beats DePaul 82-66
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HONOLULU (AP) _ Reserve La’Tangela Atkinson had 12 points, and led No. 11 North Carolina with 10 rebounds and four assists as the Tar Heels shut down DePaul 82-66 Friday in the first round of the Rainbow Wahine Classic.
Coretta Brown made four 3-point baskets and scored 14 points for the Tar Heels (3-0), who made the defensive adjustments needed to hold off DePaul.
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 De Paul.
Jenni Dent and Ashley Luke had 11 points apiece for North Carolina.