CHAPEL HILL – The Hampton women went into Chapel Hill and pulled off the unexpected, beating North Carolina 70-66 inside Carmichael Arena.
Hampton was led by Monnazjea Finney-Smith who scored a game-high 25 points. She hurt the Tarheels going 7-12 on three-pointers. While this was an upset by definition, it’s not the first time the Lady Pirates have beaten a power-conference team. Head coach David Six now has 11 victories over teams in the six power conferences over the course of the last nine years.
STARR 1-2 FTS WITH 1.3 SECONDS AS HAMPTON DEFEATS UNC 70-66
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The Lady Pirates were down by seven points with just over six minutes to go when they heated up from downtown. In the course of just over a minute, Hampton nailed three shots from behind the arc to take a 61-59 lead.
Hampton started the game with the right tone, shooting over 50 percent in the first half and leading by as many as 10 points. Hampton held a 39-34 lead at the halftime break.
Jephany Brown scored 16 points, Alina Starr had 11 and DeJane James tossed in 10 for the Lady Pirates.