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Hampton women shock UNC

The Lady Pirates go into Chapel Hill to knock off the Tar Heels.

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Hampton women shock UNC

CHAPEL HILL – The Hampton women went into Chapel Hill and pulled off the unexpected, beating North Carolina 70-66 inside Carmichael Arena.

Monnazjea Finney-Smith

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.

Three-pointers

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.

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