Seahawk women fall on road at NC State

Seahawk women fall on road at NC State

RALEIGH, North Carolina – Senior guard Kiah Spencer led three NC State players in double figures by scoring a game-high 18 points as the Wolfpack earned its third straight win with an 86-54 victory over UNCW at Reynolds Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.

The Wolfpack improved to 8-2 on the season while the Seahawks, which lost for the third time in four games, dropped to 3-4.

Spencer, who also handed out seven assists, made 7-of-10 shots from the floor as NC State shot 53.3 percent from the field. Senior forward Jennifer Mathurin added 17 points with six rebounds while junior forward Chelsea Nelson tallied 12 points.

Redshirt senior guard Jasmine Steele came off the bench to lead UNCW with 10 points. Redshirt senior forward Jordan Henrygrabbed a team-high six rebounds and added four points.   

How It Happened: Spencer scored 12 of her 18 points in the first half as NC State surged out to a 50-33 lead at the intermission. The Wolfpack never trailed in the contest and limited UNCW to just 21 points after the break.

Game Notes: UNCW made its first visit to Reynolds Coliseum since the 2011-12 campaign … NC State leads the all-time series by a 5-0 margin … The Seahawks committed a season-low nine turnovers … NC State shot 62.5 percent from the field in the second quarter en route to scoring 26 points … The Wolfpack made 13-of-23 three-point field goal attempts … Steele reached double figures for the third time this season, including the second straight game … Junior guard Madison Raque was held to a season-low eight points … The Seahawks matched a season high with 25 points off the bench … UNCW made 12-of-14 free throws against the Wolfpack.

Up Next for the Seahawks: UNCW begins a three-game homestand on Thursday, Dec. 15, when the Seahawks welcome Furman to Trask Coliseum for an 11:30 a.m. contest. It is the first of two "Seahawks Tomorrow" games this season.