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WBB: NC State surges past Charleston Southern, 81-54

Posted November 20, 2012

— Junior forward Kody Burke scored 20 points, grabbed six rebounds and blocked four shots to lead the NC State women’s basketball team to an 81-54 victory over Charleston Southern, Tuesday evening at Reynolds Coliseum.

Burke, who shot 9-of-14 from the field and a perfect 2-of-2 from the free throw line, has now reached double-figure scoring in all four games this season, and in seven-straight games dating back to last season.

NC State (4-0) stormed out of the gates with a 9-0 run to start the game, and built its lead to as many as 15 over the first 13 minutes of the game. Charleston Southern (2-1) battled back however, forcing the Pack into 14 turnovers and cutting its deficit to just six, with the score 38-32 heading at the break.

The Wolfpack shot 15-of-29 (.571) from the field and 4-of-10 (.400) from three-point range, while holding the Buccaneers to 10-of-34 (.294) shooting from the floor and 5-of-19 (.263) from beyond the arc in the first half.

“We wanted a little more ball pressure in the second half,” Harper said. “I felt like they were a little too comfortable on offense in the first half so we wanted to put more pressure on them in the second half.”

The second half would be a much different story for NC State, as the Pack exploded for a 30-8 run over the first 11 minutes of the period and ultimately put the game out of reach. The team shot 17-of-32 (.531) in the half, and held the Buccaneers to a 10-of-31 (.323) clip, which included a 2-of-10 (.200) performance from beyond the arc.

Senior guard Marissa Kastanek scored 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting, including a 3-of-4 night from beyond the three-point line. Junior center Markeisha Gatling chipped in 12 points and six rebounds on 6-of-8 shooting from the field.

“Our quote for today was, ‘be the best that we can be.’” Kastanek said. “Things moved much more smoothly in the second half.”

Once again, the Wolfpack’s bench was effective, as redshirt sophomore guard Len’Nique Brown was productive across the board, contributing six points, eight rebounds and four assists in just 19 minutes of court time. Freshman guard Ashley Eli added six points, three rebounds and three assists in 22 minutes, while junior forward Breezy Williams notched seven points and five rebounds in 13 minutes.

For the game, NC State shot 32-of-61 (.525) from the floor, 6-of-18 (.333) from three-point range and 11-of-14 (.786) from the free throw stripe, while outscoring Charleston Southern 50-20 in the paint and 25-15 off the bench.

Charleston Southern combined to shoot 20-of-65 (.308) from the field, 7-of-29 (.241) from three and 7-of-9 (.778) from the free throw line. Lakeitha Alston led the Bucs with 19 points and five steals in the game.

The Wolfpack will travel west to Las Vegas, Nev., for the 2012 South Point Thanksgiving Shootout. NC State will take on Florida this Friday, Nov. 23, Arizona State on Saturday, followed by Northern Iowa on Sunday. Opening tip for all three games is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. ET.
 

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