College hoops: Strong shooting lifts UNCW women over North Florida is your source for free news and information in the Wilmington area.

Junior guard Naqaiyyah Teague and senior guard Shatia Cole each scored 16 points as UNCW used a strong shooting effort to end a three-game losing streak with a 63-47 non-conference victory over North Florida at UNF Arena on Tuesday afternoon.

The Seahawks, who won their second consecutive road game, improved to 4-6 on the season, while North Florida dropped to 4-10 with its third consecutive loss.

Shatia Cole. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports
Shatia Cole. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports

Led by Teague and Cole, the Seahawks shot a season-high 48.2 percent from the field, including a 15-for-30 effort in the first half. Teague made 8 of 17 shots from the floor en route to her fourth double-digit scoring effort in the last five games. Meanwhile, Cole came off the bench to make 7 of 12 field goal attempts, including both of her three-point shots.

Junior guard Amber Reeves contributed nine points with a team-high seven rebounds while matching her career high with five assists.

The Seahawks never trailed in the game and led by as many as 23 points early in the fourth quarter. UNCW matched a season high by scoring 20 points in the second quarter, including 13 points from Teague and Reeves.

UNCW returns to the floor for its final non-conference game with a trip to Durham on New Year’s Eve for a date with Duke.