Lady Tar Heels put on show for CresCom tourney crowd

uncwhoops-1The University of North Carolina women’s basketball team rolled to an easy victory over Maine 65-36 in Friday night’s Carolinas Challenge at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.

Playing the nightcap after three full days of girls high school basketball action in the CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational, the Lady Tar Heels put on a show for the prep prospects in the stands.

North Carolina’s Allisha Gray and Xylina McDaniel had huge nights for the Lady Tar Heels. Gray scored a game-high 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds while McDaniel just missed out on a double-double with nine points and a game-high 12 boards. Latifah Coleman added 10 points.

North Carolina returns to action at MBCC against Elon at 3 p.m. Sunday, followed by the Coastal Carolina women vs. St. Francis at 5 p.m.

CresCom, Day 3

* Riverdale 65, William Fleming 46: Riverdale (TN) led all but a little over one minute of the contest and cruised into the semifinal round of the 2014 CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational with a win over William Fleming (VA).

* Miami 71, Shelbyville 47: Miami (FL) Senior built a double digit less than five minutes into the game and cruised into the semifinal round with a victory over Shelbyville (TN) Central.

* Parkersburg 54, Fayette County 50: Parkersburg (WV) South built leads as large as 16 points before having to hold on for a victory over Fayette County (GA) and advance to the semifinal round of the 2014 CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational.

The CresCom tourney continues at 8:30 a.m. Saturday with Myrtle Beach vs. Daniel, followed by a full day of semifinals action. The championship games will be played Monday.

Photo courtesy UNC Athletics

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