SPORTS LIBRARY, S.C. State, basketball

WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Senior guard Lacey Suggs authored the second double-double of her college career with 24 points and 11 rebounds as UNCW opened its home schedule with an 84-46 victory over South Carolina State in non-conference women's basketball action at Trask Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.

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The Seahawks, who played their home opener after three consecutive road games, secured their first win of the season to move to 1-3. South Carolina State also stands at 1-3 after dropping its second straight outing.

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Led by Suggs, UNCW shot a blistering 60.3 percent from the field, including an 18-for-28 showing in the first half. Suggs finished the game by making 12-of-15 shots from the field with five assists and four steals.

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Redshirt senior guard GiGi Smith chipped in 21 points on 8-for-15 shooting from field, including a 3-for-6 showing from long range, while grabbing five rebounds with three assists.

Junior center Carol-Anne Obusek equaled her career high by scoring 12 points to go with five rebounds while junior forward Paige Powell contributed 10 points with four rebounds.

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South Carolina State was led by senior forward Taylor Brown, who matched Suggs for game-high honors with 24 points. The Paterson, N.J., product shot 8-for-19 from the floor and converted 8-of-13 free throws.

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