Junior forward Jordan Henry posted the first “double double” of her college career with 15 points and 12 rebounds as UNCW opened the 2015-16 season with a 68-43 victory over UNC Pembroke at Trask Coliseum on Sunday afternoon.
Henry, who tallied career highs with her 15 points and 12 rebounds, was one of three UNCW players to score in double figures. Junior guard Naqaiyyah Teague contributed a game-high 16 points, while sophomore guard Madison Raque came off the bench to add 13 points, setting a career high.
“The team was able to take care of business today and I felt we were consistent offensively from set to set,” said UNCW Head Coach Amy Bambenek. “(Lindsay) Hartmann played great defense and I also felt the whole team hustled and played with high energy.”
Powell posted her seventh double-double of the season with 11 kills and 10 digs while Lott and Peacock added 14 and 10 kills, respectively, as UNCW outhit the Blue Hens, .232-.137.
Hartmann, whose season-high was 29, held match-high honors as the Seahawks out dug UD, 69-60. UNCW also won the battle at the net, out blocking UD, 7-4 as Peacock led the way with five total blocks.
“We still have some fine-tuning to do before the CAA tournament, but today we celebrate a historic regular season for Seahawk volleyball,” added Bambenek.
The Seahawks head to the CAA Championship tournament hosted in Harrisonburg by top-seed James Madison. UNCW will play sixth-seed William & Mary in an opening round match on Friday.