UNC women survive scare vs. ECU

Dec. 19, 2012 @ 11:17 PM

Tierra Ruffin-Pratt scored 24 points and No. 17 North Carolina pulled away in the second half to beat East Carolina 76-67 in the Beach Ball Classic.
Krista Gross had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Tar Heels (11-1), who trailed 32-31 at the half.
Whitny Edwards scored 15 points for the Pirates (8-3), Britny Edwards had 12 and Celeste Stewart 10.
The Tar Heels opened the second half with a 9-2 run, but East Carolina hung in, closing to 43-40 on Whitny Edwards’ two free throws.
The Tar Heels’ Danielle Butts made two free throws for a 53-44 advantage with 8:37 remaining.
Britny Edwards made two foul shots with 1:52 to go to close to 69-67, but a layup by Gross, a 3-pointer by Janesha Ebron and a trey by Ruffin-Pratt made it 74-67 with 41 seconds left.
UNC loss was 102-57 to Tennessee on Dec. 2.

No. 17 UNC 76, ECU 67
ECU|MP|FG|FT|Reb|A|F|Pt
Chapple|26|0-0|0-0|0-1|1|3|0
W Edwards|27|4-11|4-4|1-5|1|4|15
B Edwards|25|3-6|6-6|1-6|0|0|12
White|24|2-6|0-0|0-2|3|3|5
Stewart|31|4-12|0-0|2-3|5|2|10
Jones|2|0-0|0-0|0-1|0|1|0
Mial|13|3-7|0-0|0-0|0|2|7
Marshall|10|0-4|0-0|0-0|1|2|0
Hodges|3|0-0|0-0|0-0|1|1|0
Green|2|0-1|0-0|0-0|0|0|0
Ebron|23|4-9|1-2|2-4|1|3|9
Jackson|14|3-4|3-4|2-3|0|2|9
Totals|200|23-60|14-16|11-31|13|23|67
Percentages: FG .383, FT .875. 3-Point Goals: 7-22, .318 (W. Edwards 3-8, Stewart 2-6, Mial 1-2, White 1-2, Ebron 0-1, Marshall 0-3). Team Rebounds: 6. Turnovers: 19 (Stewart 6, White 4, Chapple 3, B. Edwards 3, Ebron 2, Marshall). Steals: 12 (White 4, Ebron 3, Jackson 2, Green, Stewart, Mial).
UNC|MP|FG|FT|Reb|A|F|Pt
Gross|29|3-7|4-4|1-10|3|3|10
Buckland|30|3-6|0-0|0-3|0|2|8
Butts|14|1-1|2-2|2-2|0|1|4
Rountree|23|2-3|2-2|0-2|3|0|7
Ruffin-Pratt|33|7-16|9-15|0-3|3|3|24
Coleman|21|3-5|0-0|1-4|1|0|6
Bannister|7|1-3|1-1|0-1|1|1|3
Bryant|2|0-0|0-0|0-0|0|0|0
Johnson|23|3-6|2-3|2-3|1|2|8
Rolle|18|3-6|0-0|4-8|0|1|6
Totals|200|26-53|20-27|11-39|12|13|76
Percentages: FG .491, FT .741. 3-Point Goals: 4-9, .444 (Buckland 2-4, Rountree 1-1, Ruffin-Pratt 1-2, Johnson 0-1, Bannister 0-1). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 4 (Ruffin-Pratt 3, Gross). Turnovers: 23 (Ruffin-Pratt 7, Rolle 4, Coleman 4, Gross 3, Rountree 2, Bannister, Johnson, Buckland). Steals: 12 (Ruffin-Pratt 4, Johnson 2, Rountree 2, Bryant, Buckland, Coleman, Gross).
East Carolina|32|35—67
North Carolina|31|45—76
Officials—Brian Enterline, Joe Cunningham, Tim Bryant.