Women's College Basketball

 
      === Duke beats North Carolina to deny Hatchell 900th career win ===
 
 Chapel  Hill, NC  (Sports Network) - North Carolina head coach Sylvia Hatchell
 will have to wait until Thursday to try and earn her 900th career win.
 
 Fifth-ranked Duke handled 11th-ranked North Carolina in an 84-63 win on Sunday
 at Carmichael Arena.
 
 Chloe  Wells registered a career-high 18 points and three steals, Haley Peters
 scored  14 points,  and Elizabeth  Williams recorded  a double-double  with 13
 points and 11 rebounds for the Blue Devils (20-1, 10-0 ACC), who have won four
 straight.
 
 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 18 points, six assists and five steals, but also had 11
 turnovers  for North  Carolina (20-3, 8-2), which was coming off a win against
 Florida State on Thursday. Waltiea Rolle added 17 points and eight rebounds.
 
 Hatchell,  who  has coached  for the  Tar Heels since  1986, was attempting to
 become  just the  third  coach  in women's  basketball  history  to reach  900
 career wins, along with Pat Summitt and Jody Conradt.
 
 Duke led the entire game and pulled away early, scoring 50 points in the first
 half on 55.9 percent shooting, including 7-for-9 from three-point range. North
 Carolina managed to score just 19 points and shot 21.9 percent from the field
 
 Brittany  Rountree's  layup with  12:36 remaining  in the  second half cut the
 deficit to 60-42, but that was the closest the Tar Heels could reach.
 
 
 
 
 02/03 15:47:49 ET

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