The No. 9 NC State women’s basketball team went on the road to beat Notre Dame Sunday night, rebounding after a tough loss to North Carolina and avoiding its first losing streak of the season. Here are some key numbers from Sunday’s game.
30 - NC State points scored in the third quarter. The 30-point quarter is the Wolfpack’s highest-scoring quarter of the season. Sophomore center Elissa Cunane scored a team-high 12 points in the frame, junior forward Kayla Jones scored seven points (3-3), and freshman wing Jakia Brown-Turner scored six (2-2).
9 - Number of double-doubles Cunane has on the season now after picking up another one with her 22-point, 10-rebound performance. Cunane dominated the undersized Fighting Irish the first three quarters before being given a break in the fourth quarters as the Wolfpack completed its blowout win.
5 - Number in the points, rebounds, assists and turnovers category for senior guard Aislinn Konig. It was a weird game for the Pack’s vocal leader, as she crashed the boards and distributed the ball well but struggled with turning the ball over and hitting her shots.
86 - NC State’s shooting percentage on layups. Against a Fighting Irish squad that struggled to protect the rim, the Wolfpack got 12 of its 14 layups to drop, accounting for nearly a quarter of its points.
15 - Second chance points for NC State. Staying true to the theme of NC State dominating inside, the Wolfpack hauled in 12 offensive rebounds as it consistently got and converted on second-chance opportunities.
5 - Fastbreak points the Wolfpack scored. Despite putting up 90 points, NC State did the majority of its damage in the halfcourt. The Pack forced 17 turnovers, but didn’t take advantage of the potential fastbreak points.
13 - Rebounding margin in favor of NC State. The Wolfpack outrebounded the smaller Fighting Irish 44-31, and five different players pulled in at least five rebounds. Led by Elissa Cunane’s 10 boards, graduate guard Kaila Ealey and freshman forward Jada Boyd each had six, and Konig and redshirt senior guard Grace Hunter both had five.