Cunane helps No. 9 N.C. State Wolfpack improve to 11-0

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Elissa Cunane scored 17 points and No. 9 North Carolina State had a 23-0 second-quarter run in a 74-38 victory over Chattanooga on Thursday night.

Grace Hunter added 14 points for the Wolfpack (11-0) in their final nonconference game of the regular season.

N.C. State broke open a tie game with the 23-0 run, holding the Mocs (1-12) scoreless for more than eight minutes.

Erika Cassell ignited the spurt with a pair of 3-pointers, and Aislinn Konig followed with two 3-pointers of her own.

Jada Boyd had 11 points for N.C. State in its 36th consecutive home nonconference victory.

Bria Dial scored all 12 of her points in the first half for Chattanooga (1-12). The Mocs have lost 10 in a row.

Chattanooga shot 29%, going 7 of 25 from 3-point range.


Chattanooga: The Mocs hung tough for 11 minutes. They just couldn’t score enough to keep up. Chattanooga entered the game as one of the nation’s lowest scoring teams, and its season-long offensive struggles continued.

N.C. State: The Wolfpack are off and running as did last season when they had a program-best 21-0 start. They continue to show impressive balance, combining their typically stingy defense with Cunane’s post presence and a plethora of potent 3-point shooters.


Chattanooga: Host Ohio on Dec. 29.

N.C. State: At Boston College on Dec. 29 in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener.