Mangakahia hits first triple-double in program history, scores 34 in win over UNC
Mangakahia scores 34 against UNC for triple-double
It seemed like every time one looked, Mangakahia was pulling up to shoot. She finished with first career triple-double Sunday afternoon after the 34 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
While the team started slowly and didn’t hit their first shot until about two and a half minutes in, they took off and finished with a 56-33 lead over the Tar Heels (9-8, 0-3) at halftime. The Orange (14-2, 3-0) hit 12 three-point shots, setting a new halftime record.
Syracuse’s tough defense paid off, helping the team score 19 points off of turnovers while the Tar Heels only scored a game-total of four. The Tar Heels tried to catch up in the second half, going on a 40-34 run, but ultimately could not outdo the Orange.
Paris Kea of the Tar Heels scored a team-high 22 points and six rebounds, and Taylor Koenen had a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds.
The Orange will attempt to continue their streak in Pittsburgh on Thursday when they face off against the Lady Panthers.