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Furman To Battle North Carolina Sunday In Chapel Hill

DeAnneisha Jackson
DeAnneisha Jackson

Furman vs. North Carolina Game Notes (PDF)

GREENVILLE, S.C. --  Furman's women's basketball team hits the road for a Sunday battle against the University of North Carolina.  Tipoff at Carmichael Arena is set for 2:00 p.m.

The game, which will be televised over the ACC Network Extra, marks the Paladins' lone outing during final exams that began on Thursday and conclude next Wednesday. 

Furman (7-2) has won its last two outings, posting an 80-59 road win over USC Upstate on Dec. 3 and 93-46 romp over Bob Jones on Tuesday.

North Carolina (7-2) heads into Sunday's clash riding a five-game winning streak, a 91-56 rout of Presbyterian on Tuesday marking the Tar Heels' latest victim.  UNC began its current streak with a 86-60 win over UNCW on Nov. 22, four days prior to Furman's 76-71 triumph over the Seahawks in Greenville.

Sunday's contest will mark only the fifth meeting on the hardwood between the two programs.  North Carolina leads the series 4-0, having posted a 77-36 win in the last encounter with Furman on Nov. 25, 2007.

The Paladins sport a lineup that features three double figure scorers, including senior forward Cierra Carter (14.6 ppg), sophomore guard Le'Jzae Davidson (13.8 ppg), and freshman forward Celena Taborn (10.4 ppg), who comes off the bench.

Seniors DeAnneisha Jackson (8.6 ppg, 6.1 rpg) and Stephania Oramas (7.6 ppg, 43 assists) are also key contributors.

Furman cruised in its victory over Bob Jones, placing four players in double figures led by Davidson and freshman forward Sydni Donovan, who tallied 14 points apiece.  All 11 players in uniform registered double figure minutes, and the Paladins dominated the boards, registering a 54-28 advantage.

Following exams head coach Jackie Carson's Paladins wrap up their team's pre-Christmas schedule, traveling to West Palm Beach, Fla., to face Ohio (Dec. 16) and Xavier (Dec. 17).

Hunter Reid, Furman Sports Information