Helen Terry(Dudley HS) went up against the mighty North Carolina Tar Heels, #4 in the nation, and Helen’s Bucs from Charleston Southern gave coach Sylvia Hatchell’s squad all they wanted on Sunday in Chapel Hill.
CSU lost to UNC only by 9 points and Helen, only a freshman, had herself a day that should make many wonder how she ever got overlooked by the bigger schools. Check out the aticle and watch for the Bucs at they come to Greensboro on Tueday to face UNCG.
Helen had a multipurpose numbers game on Sunday and here it is:
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. â€“ Four different players knocked down multiple three-point baskets for the Charleston Southern womenâ€™s basketball team, and the Buccaneers hung tough with No. 4 University of North Carolina in an impressive 76-67 loss Sunday afternoon at Dean E. Smith Center.
The game plan to stay with the Tar Heels was simple; shoot the lights out from behind the three-point line at any and all opportunities.
CSU didnâ€™t waiver from the strategy, as the Buccaneers went 17-for-48 from behind the three-point line. Both marks are the most ever allowed by North Carolina in the 33 years of the program.
The Buccaneers were led by Kelsey Wasmer, who scored 19 points on 5-of-11 shooting from behind the line. Katie Tull was 6-for-16 from three and scored 18 points. The 16 attempts by Tull broke the school record for threeâ€™s attempted in a game. She also had five assists and five rebounds in a game-high 36 minutes.
Helen Terry was 3-for-14 from three-point land, and had herself an amazing performance running the point against UNC. She scored nine points, grabbed six rebounds, had four assists and recorded a game-high six steals in 35 minutes. UNC had six steals total and CSU finished with 11.
Lakeitha Alston hit her second-career three, and she finished with seven points and seven rebounds. Tina DeCarvalho was 2-for-5 from downtown and finished with six points and six rebounds.
The Buccaneers was outrebounded 46-43 overall, but held a 24-17 advantage on the offensive glass. The Tar Heels dominated the post, scoring 46 points in the paint to just six for CSU. Charleston Southern held UNC to just 1-of-10 from behind the three-point line.
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt led North Carolina with 16 points and eight rebounds, and Laura Broomfield recorded 14 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks on 6-of-8 shooting. Chay Shegog had eight points and eight rebounds, and Waltiea Rolle added 10 points.
Charleston Southern started the game with five-consecutive threes before Wasmer made the first two-point basket for the Buccaneers. She got fouled and converted the extra point to cut the lead to 21-18. Another three by Terry cut the lead to 23-21, and the road squad let the highly-ranked Tar Heels know that they were for real.
North Carolina went on a 14-1 run to take a 37-22 lead, but two threeâ€™s by Terry and DeCarvalho and an extra free throw by Lydia Johnson kept Charleston Southern in the game 37-29.
Nyree Williams made a layup with less than six seconds remaining in the opening half to give the home team a 46-33 advantage, and it looked like the Tar Heels would have the momentum heading into the break. Terry had other ideas, however. She took the inbounds pass as the clock ran down and threw up a prayer from just inside halfcourt that beat the buzzer and found the bottom of the net.
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