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UNC travels to the "Battle of the Sylvias" in Massachusetts

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UNC will try to bounce back from its first loss of its women’s basketball season today with a tough assignment on the road.

UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell
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  • UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell
It’s the annual regular-season Battle of the Sylvias, as UNC Coach Hatchell’s club travels to Boston College to take on Sylvia Crawley’s Eagles. Crawley, of course, was the center on UNC’s 1994 NCAA championship team.

The 1 p.m. game will be shown on FSN South.

Crawley’s squad boasts the ACC’s best proven center in 6-6 senior Carolyn Swords, who is leading the nation in shooting percentage at an unlikely 71.4 and has a steady sidekick in 6-4 classmate Stefanie Murphy.

UNC counters with one of the deepest teams in the country as one of its best senior classes in forward Jessica Breland and guards Italee Lucas and Cetera DeGraffenreid.

No. 8 UNC vs. Boston College
[Sunday, 1 p.m., Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill]
Audio:
WCHL 1360.
Video: FSN South.
Records: UNC 14-1; Boston College 13-2.
Coaches’ records — UNC: Sylvia Hatchell 845-295, 572-215 at UNC; BC: Sylvia Crawley 91-54, 51-27 at BC.
Leading scorers — UNC: Italee Lucas 18.3; BC: Carolyn Swords 18.3.
Leading rebounders — UNC: Jessica Breland 7.9; BC: Stefanie Murphy 8.7.
Assist leaders — UNC: Cetera DeGraffenreid 6.4; BC: Jaclyn Thoman 5.6.

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