banner
NC State

GYM: NC State's Ham Posts 9.9 Against UNC

Posted February 23, 2013

N.C. State Logo

— Junior Diahanna Ham posted her third score of 9.9 on the season as the NC State Wolfpack finished with a final team score of 194.875 on Friday at UNC. The Tar Heels narrowly edged the Pack's score, ending with a 195.050.

"Overall, we had one of the best meets that we've had so far this year," said head coach Mark Stevenson. "We just counted a fall on beam and that proved to be the difference."

The Wolfpack opened the meet with a strong performance on the uneven bars, setting a season-best team score of 48.850 in the event. Senior Rachel Fincham headlined the group with a 9.850 to claim second place, while junior Stephanie Ouellette posted the team's next best score with a 9.8. Freshmen Brittni Watkins and Michaela Woodford also competed in the event scoring a 9.775 and 9.725, respectively. Junior Kristen Harabedian tallied the final score in the event with a 9.7.

"It was huge for us to start the night with a great score on bars," said Stevenson. "We've been pretty solid in all of our others events, so bars has kind of been a down event for us. The girls have done a really great job of making sure that bars gets to the level of the other events."

State followed up its strong opening performance on bars, with a great showing on vault, scoring the same team score of 48.850. Ham claimed the top spot in the event with a score of 9.9. Woodford finished second with a 9.775, while Ouellette and Watkins tallied 9.75s. Fallanca and Johnson each scored a 9.675, as the final score counted on vault.

At the halfway point in the meet, NC State led UNC 97.700 - 97.425.

Ouellette paced the team on floor exercise with a score of 9.850. Ham tallied the second-best score in the event for the Pack with a 9.825. Jarred, Watkins and Woodford each notched 9.775s, to round out State's scoring in the event. The gymnasts combined to post a team score of 49.0 on floor.

The Pack faced its toughest challenge of the night on the final event: beam. State struggled slightly on the apparatus, finishing with a team score of 48.175. Fallanca tallied the highest score for the Pack with a 9.8 to claim second. Woodford posted a 9.75, while Ouellette and Ham recorded a 9.725 and 9.675, respectively.

In the all-around, Ouellette claimed second with a 39.125, while Ham finished third with a 39.075. Woodford also elapsed the 39.0 mark, finishing with a 39.025.

"Our all-arounders did a really nice job for us tonight," Stevenson added.

NC State will return to action on Friday, March 1, when it makes the trip across the country to Provo, Utah, to compete against BYU and Utah at 9 p.m. ET.

Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
TV
  • Hoops Headquarters: Final Four Special

    Friday at 7:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • CBS Sports Spectacular: NCAA March Madness Confidential

    Sunday at 5:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NCAA Basketball Tournament Championship

    Monday at 9:00 pm on WRAL-TV

Scoreboard
Local
1st Intermission
WAS 2
CAR 0
 
Final
TAM 8
BOS 11
Final
STL 2
MIA 3
Final
WAS 0
NYM 2
Final
MIN 3
NYY 1
Final
DET 3
PIT 7
Final
BAL 3
TAM 4
Final
TOR 10
PHI 6
Final
TEX 10
CHC 15
 
Final
LOS 1
CWS 2
Final
MIL 4
CIN 10
Final
SFG 4
COL 3
Final
CLE 8
SEA 6
Final
ANA 10
OAK 13
 
Final
ARI 8
TEX 7
 
5th
ATL 1
HOU 3
 
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
KAN
 
1st
DET 27
ATL 16
 
1st
BRK 13
IND 10
 
8:00pm Tonight
MIA
SAN
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
GSW
Half
TEMPL 30
MIAMI 25
 
Half
EVAN 46
TENNM 34
 
9:00pm Tonight
NARZ
YALE
9:00pm Tonight
ODU
STAN
1st Intermission
WAS 2
CAR 0
 
1st Intermission
BOS 1
FLA 0
 
1st Intermission
CLB 0
NJD 1
 
1st
DET 0
OTT 0
 
1st
TOR 1
TAM 0
 
8:00pm Tonight
WIN
NYR
8:00pm Tonight
NAS
VAN