by Mike Potter
N.C. State and N.C. Central hit the hardwood in women's basketball again tonight, and both are hoping to bounce back after losses.
Kellie Harper's Wolfpack has a tough assignment, heading to No. 21 Virginia in a key ACC test two nights after a hard-fought home-court loss to archrival UNC.
Bonae Holston (pictured) is the leading scorer and rebounder for the Wolfpack, while Monica Wright leads Virginia in every major statistical category.
The Wolfpack's biggest victory of last season was a 60-54 home-court win over No. 17 Virginia.
NCCU, which beat UMES 69-60 twenty days ago in Durham, had a four-game winning streak snapped in a 64-58 loss at UNC Asheville on Friday night.
The Eagles' game is the second of a six-game road swing.
N.C. Central at Maryland-Eastern Shore
[Wednesday, 6 p.m., Hytche Center, Princess Anne]
UMES leads series 2-1.
Records: NCCU 6-12, UMES 6-9.
Audio: WRJD-AM 1410, NCCUEaglePride.com, UMESHawks.com.
Coaches' records - NCCU: Joli Robinson 203-184; UMES: Fred Batchelor 137-124, 75-79 at UMES.
Leading scorers - NCCU: Joanna Miller 18.9; UMES: April McBride 16.9.
Leading rebounders - NCCU: Latoya Bennett 7.3; UMES: April McBride 8.8.
Assist leaders - NCCU: Danielle DeBerry 3.3; UMES: Casey Morton 2.4.
N.C. State at No. 21 Virginia
[Wednesday, 7 p.m., Jones Arena]
Virginia leads series 34-30.
Records: NCSU 12-8, 2-3 ACC; UVa 14-5, 3-2 ACC.
Audio: WKNC-FM 88.1; GoPack.com; VirginiaSports.com.
Coaches' records - NCSU: Kellie Harper 109-73, 12-8 at NCSU; UVa: Debbie Ryan 713-303.
Leading scorers - NCSU: Bonae Holston 11.9; UVa: Monica Wright 22.3.
Leading rebounders - NCSU: Bonae Holston 6.3; UVa: Monica Wright 6.9.
Assist leaders - NCSU: Amber White 3.0; UVa: Monica Wright 3.1.