Former Washington County star Allisha Gray powers North Carolina women in rout of New Orleans



MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Former Washington County standout Allisha Gray cored 20 points as No. 14 North Carolina broke the 100-point mark for the second consecutive game in a 124-41 victory over New Orleans on Monday night.

Diamond DeShields also had 20 points for the Tar Heels.

Coming off a 51-point win over Charleston Southern on Saturday, North Carolina (9-2) set a school record for points. The previous record was 121, set in 1985. It was North Carolina’s first consecutive 100-point games since 2009-10.

The Tar Heels scored their 17th point before Dannisha Jackson got New Orleans on the board at the 14:17 mark. North Carolina led 30-2 with 11:27 left and pushed it to 72-18 at halftime.

Octavia Wilson had 21 points for New Orleans (0-9), which lost 111-38 to Mississippi State on Nov. 17. The Privateers shot 27.8 percent from the field.

Gray, a freshman, is averaging 15.1 points a game.



In Syracuse, N.Y., Shakeya Leary scored 24 points and Brittney Sykes added 20 for Syracuse.

The Owls (5-3) pulled within 68-66 when Meghan Roxas hit a 3-pointer with 2:46 left. Sykes answered for Syracuse (9-1) with a three-point play and a layup. In between, Rachel Coffey hit a 3-pointer and the Orange lead was back to 77-67 with little more than a minute to go.

Brianna Butler had 13 points for Syracuse and Coffey added 11.

Feyonda Fitzgerald scored eight of her career-high 28 points, including two 3-pointers, in Temple’s 16-4 run that made it 49-48. Over the next 5 minutes the teams traded the lead four times.

Natasha Thames added 12 points and 13 rebounds and Erica Coville had 12 points for Temple.



In Tallahassee, Fla., Ivey Slaughter scored a career-high 19 points and pulled down 11 rebounds to lead Florida State.

Florida State (9-1) held North Florida without a field goal for more than 5 minutes to start the game and took an 11-0 lead.

The Seminoles forced 14 turnovers in the first half while limiting the Ospreys to 27.3 percent shooting from the field and took a 28-17 halftime lead.

Morgan Jones converted a three-point play and hit a 3-pointer during a 13-1 run early in the second half as Florida State extended its lead to 21 points with 13:05 to play. North Florida (2-7) wouldn’t get closer than 16 the rest of the way.

Natasha Howard scored 18 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field for the Seminoles.

Bailey Florin and Amber Robinson scored 10 points each for the Ospreys.

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