UNC may have begun its women’s basketball season with a homestand against four pretty easy opponents, but if there were any questions about the No. 14 Tar Heels being “for real” they should be gone after their trip to Hawaii.
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- UNC forward Jessica Breland
Jessica Breland led the way with 19 points, followed by Italee Lucas with 15 and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt 14 as the Tar Heels demolished Hawaii 91-57 for the championship of the Rainbow Wahine Showdown.
The 7-0 Tar Heels, who have won so far by an average of 44.6 points, also destroyed Washington State and Illinois in Honolulu.
Shawna-Lei Kuehu led the Rainbow Wahine (4-2) with 16 points.
Lucas was named the tournament’s MVP, while Breland was also on the all-tourney squad.