Triangle Sports Roundup – Feb. 12

Weekend wins and losses on the ice and hardwood

Peter Koutroumpis, Triangle Sports Network

Staff Reports

National Hockey League (NHL)

Hurricanes fall 6-2 to Rangers

Panarın nets four against Carolina

The Carolina Hurricanes didn’t have enough to hold off, nor match the New York Rangers, and as a result suffered a 6-2 loss at PNC Arena on Saturday.

Artemi Panarin led the Rangers offense with a four-goal finish on five shots against goaltender Frederik Andersen, who made 13 stops in the loss despite Carolina putting 29 shots on opposing keeper Jaroslav Halak.

Goals from Teuvo Teravainen and Jesperi Kotkaniemi was all the Hurricanes could come up with against Halak, leading 2-1 midway through the second period.

The Rangers then took advantage of numerous turnovers after that, scoring five goals, including an empty-netter and iced the road win in convincing fashion.

Notes: Carolina went 0-for-2 on the power play, now 35-for-177 (19.8%) on the season, while finishing 0-for-1 on the penalty kill, sitting at 145-for-178 (81.5%) on the PK to-date…Teravainen extended his point streak to three games (1/31-2/11: 2g, 1a). After opening the season with just eight assists through 19 games (10/12-12/15), he has posted 17 points in his last 23 contests (12/17-2/11: 6g, 11a)…Kotkaniemi scored his first goal in 11 games (1/12-2/11: 1g, 6a). He also extended his point streak to three games (1/31-2/11: 1g, 3a), and has registered five points in his last five games (1/27-2/11: 1g, 4a).

NCAA Women’s Basketball

Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)

NCSU WBB: Virginia 71, No. 22 NC State 59

NC State (17-8, 7-7 ACC) ran out of time and fell 71-59 against the Virginia Cavaliers (15-11, 4-11 ACC) at John Paul Jones Arena on Sunday.

The Wolfpack trailed by 12 (48-36) going into the fourth quarter after getting outscored 20-12 in the third.

NC State turned on the full-court press late in the third period, ultimately forcing Virginia into seven turnovers as a direct result of the pressure, but the Cavaliers converted on 15 free throw attempts to make sure the Pack got no closer than seven points in the final period.

Forward Jada Boyd led the Wolfpack with a season-high 22 points, while Jakia Brown-Turner pitched in 11 points, and Saniya Rivers hauled in a game-best 13 rebounds, the most for an NC State player this season.

UNC WBB: No. 14 UNC 73, Boston College 55

Redshirt freshman Kayla McPherson scored a career-best 22 points to lead No. 14 North Carolina to a 73-55 win over Boston College at  Carmichael Arena on Sunday.

McPherson was one of three players to hit double figures and also one of three making their first career starts.

UNC improved to 18-7 overall and 9-5 in Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) play while Boston College fell to 14-14 (4-11 ACC).

Kennedy Todd-Williams and Deja Kelly were the only two members of the team’s usual starting lineup able to play on Sunday.

Kelly finished with 12 points and Todd-Williams had 16, along with a team-high nine rebounds.

DUKE WBB: No. 9 Duke 50, Miami 40

The Duke Blue Devils pushed their win streak to four games on Sunday with a 50-40 victory over Miami, remaining undefeated at Cameron Indoor Stadium so far this season.

Reigan Richardson led a balanced scoring effort for the Blue Devils (22-3, 12-2 ACC) for the second straight game as she matched her season high of 14 points while also grabbing three rebounds.

Celeste Taylor added nine points and two rebounds and Elizabeth Balogun chipped in seven points, three rebounds and two assists.

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