Led by a career-high 13 points and eight rebounds from sophomore forward Rebekah Banks, UNCW passed its first test on the court after fall semester final exams with a 61-57 victory over Norfolk State at Joseph G. Echols Hall on Sunday evening.
The Seahawks, who improved to 3-3 on the season, earned their first road victory of the year, while Norfolk State dropped to 0-7.
Banks came off the bench to make 5 of 8 field goal attempts and all three of her free throw attempts, while posting her first career double-digit scoring effort. She was one of three UNCW players to score in double figures as junior guard Naqaiyyah Teague added 13 points, while junior guard Amber Reevers matched her season high with 10 points.
After falling behind by a 20-19 margin in the opening quarter, the Seahawks held Norfolk State to just 3-for-13 shooting from the field in the second stanza to build a 38-32 advantage they did not relinquish. Teague led the Seahawks’ second quarter efforts by scoring six points.
UNCW gets back on the floor at home against Stetson on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Tip-off is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. at Trask Coliseum.