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.
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.
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.
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.
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.