HONOLULU -- Italee Lucas scored 21 points, Jessica Breland added 19 and Chay Shegog had 18 to help North Carolina (No. 15 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) rout Washington State on Friday in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.
The Tar Heels trio combined to go 25-of-44 from the field.Tierra Ruffin-Pratt had 11 points and nine rebounds and Laura Broomfield added eight points and 10 rebounds for North Carolina (5-0). The Tar Heels held a 62-43 rebounding advantage and outscored the Cougars 62-20 in the paint.North Carolina started the game on a 9-0 run and scored the final 13 points of the first half for a 46-20 lead.The Tar Heels' largest lead was 91-52 after a layup by Broomfield off an assist from Krista Gross with 1:39 left.Carly Noyes scored 11 points for Washington State (0-5), which shot just 21-of-76 from the field.