NC State gives coach Moore 700th career win
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Elissa Cunane scored 18 points and No. 14 North Carolina State cruised to an 80-40 win over UNC Wilmington on Sunday, giving Wolfpack coach Wes Moore his 700th career victory.
Moore, 700-227, began his coaching career at Maryville College (Tennessee) in 1987. He was a North Carolina State assistant after that before going to Francis Marion (South Carolina) and Tennessee Chattanooga. Moore took over the Wolfpack in 2013 and is 142-58. He is the 11th active coach and 22nd Division I coach overall to reach the 700-win milestone. His only losing season was his first at Chattanooga.
An early 10-0 run, powered by back-to-back 3-pointers from freshman Jakia Brown-Turner, put the Wolfpack (2-0) up for good. They led 23-12 after one quarter and outscored the Seahawks (0-2) 24-6 in the second quarter, despite missing their first seven shots. Wilmington was just 2 for 15 in the second quarter to trail 47-18.
Brown-Turner and Kayla Jones scored 11 points apiece. Jones and Cunane had nine rebounds apiece and freshman Jada Boyd had 10.
GiGi Smith led the Seahawks with 17 points.
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