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Story in Photos: NC State goes 1-1 in Wolfpack Invitational Tournament with Harper's Debut

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NC State head coach Kellie Harper smiles after her first victory as a member of the Wolfpack. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • NC State head coach Kellie Harper smiles after her first victory as a member of the Wolfpack. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

REYNOLD'S COLISEUM/RALEIGH -- Kellie Harper began her first season by going 1-1 in the Wolfpack Invitational Tournament. State won its first game against Florida International University 87-71 but lost in the championship game against Vermont University 52-47. Here is Mike Potter's article on the Wolfpack's first victory or first loss; for the story in photos, follow the page break.

NC State head coach Kellie Harper has a pregame conversation with FIU head coach Cindy Russo prior to Harper's debut game. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • NC State head coach Kellie Harper has a pregame conversation with FIU head coach Cindy Russo prior to Harper's debut game. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

The Wolfpack unites as one prior to game two of Kellie Harper's debut season. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • The Wolfpack unites as one prior to game two of Kellie Harper's debut season. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

"SWISH!" Bonae Holston scores a bucket for State in its first loss this season against Vermont. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • "SWISH!" Bonae Holston scores a bucket for State in its first loss this season against Vermont. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

Wolfpack member Amber White makes a lay-up against Vermont. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • Wolfpack member Amber White makes a lay-up against Vermont. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

NC State mascot Mrs. Wuf strikes a pose during a media timeout in the Wolfpack Invitational Tournament. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • NC State mascot Mrs. Wuf strikes a pose during a media timeout in the Wolfpack Invitational Tournament. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

Kellie Harper high-fives her team prior to her first game and victory as State's head coach. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • Kellie Harper high-fives her team prior to her first game and victory as State's head coach. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

NC State's Amber White assesses her options in Wolfpack's loss to Vermont. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • NC State's Amber White assesses her options in Wolfpack's loss to Vermont. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

Panther Marquita Adley is denied a shot by Wolf Tia Bell. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • Panther Marquita Adley is denied a shot by Wolf Tia Bell. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

NC State freshman Marissa Kastanek watches her classmates in Kellie Harper's debut tournament. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • NC State freshman Marissa Kastanek watches her classmates in Kellie Harper's debut tournament. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

Catamount May Kotsopoulos attempts to get pass Wolf Lucy Ellison. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • Catamount May Kotsopoulos attempts to get pass Wolf Lucy Ellison. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

FIU's Marquita Adley gets a shot off before State's Bonae Holston can block. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • FIU's Marquita Adley gets a shot off before State's Bonae Holston can block. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

Vermont's Courtney Pilypaitis tries to push against State's Amber White, who trys to get a foul called against Pilypaitis. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • Vermont's Courtney Pilypaitis tries to push against State's Amber White, who trys to get a foul called against Pilypaitis. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

State's Bonae Holston attempts a lay-up, but turns the ball over in the Wolfpack's loss to the Vermont Catamounts. (Photo by Rob Rowe)
  • State's Bonae Holston attempts a lay-up, but turns the ball over in the Wolfpack's loss to the Vermont Catamounts. (Photo by Rob Rowe)

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