by Mike Potter
UNC plays the third of its four home games to start the women’s basketball season on Friday at 8 against a familiar opponent, the Chanticleers of Coastal Carolina.
Both teams are 2-0.
Italee Lucas has gotten off to a hot start, leading the Tar Heels with 18.5 points per game. Sophomore Tierra Ruffin-Pratt is averaging 11.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per outing, while forward Jessica Breland’s recovery after sitting out last season with Hodgkin’s lymphoma seems to be coming along well.
The Tar Heels will conclude their homestand on Sunday against Western Carolina.
No. 14 UNC vs. Coastal Carolina
[Friday, 8 p.m., Carmichael Arena]
Audio: WCHL 1360.
Records: UNC 2-0; CCU 2-0.
Coaches’ records — UNC: Sylvia Hatchell 833-294, 561-214 at UNC; CCU: Alan LeForce 192-177 at CCU.
Leading scorers — UNC: Italee Lucas 18.5; CCU: Sydnei Moss 13.0.
Leading rebounders — UNC: Tierra Ruffin-Pratt 11.0; CCU: Sydnei Moss 10.0.
Assist leaders — UNC: Ruffin-Pratt and Cetera DeGraffenreid 4.5; CCU: Sydnei Moss 3.0.