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  NC State Dominates Virginia, 80-59
Senior Night for Kastanek a Happy One
February 28, 2013

 
By Orin Day

Marissa Kastanek led NC State to an 80-59 victory on her Senior Night, including taking this charge from Virginia's Sarah Imovbioh.
Marissa Kastanek led NC State to an 80-59 victory on her Senior Night, including taking this charge from Virginia's Sarah Imovbioh.
DWHoops photo by Orin Day

NC State dominated Virginia in Reynolds Coliseum on Senior Night for Marissa Kastanek, rolling to an 80-59 victory. State took an early 16-4 lead, with Kastanek opening the game with two three pointers, followed by an inside attack from Markeisha Gatling and Kody Burke that the Cavs couldn't stop. State's crisp passes resulted in 15 of their 19 first half baskets being assisted, they were accurate from long range (5-10 3FG in the first half), and took great care with the basketball (just 3 first half turnovers). Meanwhile Virginia couldn't buy a three pointer, going 0-11 in the first half and 1-18 for the game. To their credit the Hoos didn't roll over, they chipped away at State's lead, then made a charge at the start of the second half to cut the deficit to four points. But State answered with a 13-0 run that essentially put the game out of reach. That run started with a trey from Kastanek, who managed the emotion of Senior Night to put up a quality peformance (14 points, 4-7 3FG, 4 boards, 3 assists). Myisha Goodwin-Coleman returned from a brief suspension to put up similar numbers off the bench in 20 minutes of action.

With the win State improved to 14-15 overall, needing a season ending win and a first round ACC Tournament win to qualify for a WNIT bid. They'll likely head to the 8/9 game at the ACC Tournament as Georgia Tech stayed a game ahead in the standings with a win over Clemson. Virginia dropped to 15-13 overall, 7-10 ACC and tied with Georgia Tech for 6th place in the league.

Top Performers:

  1. Markeisha Gatling, NC State. 21 points, 10-13 FG, 7 rebounds. Virginia had no answer to Gatling who was active throughout the game.

  2. Kody Burke, NC State. 16 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks. Burke was a perfect complement to Gatling inside, playing strong defense including several momentum-shifting blocked shots.

  3. Ataira Franklin, Virginia. 23 points, 3 rebounds, 2 blocks, 2 steals. Franklin was able to hit midrange jumpers and get to the line, keeping the Cavs in the game, but was only 1-7 from long range.

ACCWBBDigest Photos by Orin Day



Link to this Photo Senior Night  - NCSU Players: Head Coach Kellie Harper, #23 Marissa Kastanek
Senior Night
 
NCSU Tags: Head Coach Kellie Harper, #23 Marissa Kastanek
Link to this Photo Pregame intros for NC State  - NCSU Players: Mascot Mr. Wuf
Pregame intros for NC State
 
NCSU Tags: Mascot Mr. Wuf
Link to this Photo Kastanek was 4-7 from behind the arc on her Senior Night in Reynolds Coliseum  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Kastanek was 4-7 from behind the arc on her Senior Night in Reynolds Coliseum
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek

Link to this Photo Kody Burke put up 12 points in the first half on 6-12 shooting  - NCSU Players: #44 Kody Burke
Kody Burke put up 12 points in the first half on 6-12 shooting
 
NCSU Tags: #44 Kody Burke
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - NCSU Players: #44 Kody Burke - UVA Tags: #30 Telia McCall
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NCSU Tags: #44 Kody Burke
UVA Tags: #30 Telia McCall
Link to this Photo Myisha Goodwin-Coleman was a big lift off the bench for State, hitting three pointers on three occasions when Virginia had cut State's lead to single digits  - NCSU Players: #1 Myisha Goodwin-Coleman
Myisha Goodwin-Coleman was a big lift off the bench for State, hitting three pointers on three occasions when Virginia had cut State's lead to single digits
 
NCSU Tags: #1 Myisha Goodwin-Coleman

Link to this Photo Virginia was 0-11 from behind the arc in the first half  - UVA Players: #23 Ataira Franklin
Virginia was 0-11 from behind the arc in the first half
 
UVA Tags: #23 Ataira Franklin
Link to this Photo Markeisha Gatling asserted herself in the first half with 14 points on 7-8 shooting.  Coach Kellie Harper commented that Gatling played like she does at practice.  - NCSU Players: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Markeisha Gatling asserted herself in the first half with 14 points on 7-8 shooting. Coach Kellie Harper commented that Gatling played like she does at practice.
 
NCSU Tags: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - NCSU Players: #12 Krystal Barrett - UVA Tags: #1 China Crosby
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Link to this Photo Kastanek takes a charge early in the second half  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek, #34 Markeisha Gatling - UVA Tags: #42 Sarah Imovbioh
Kastanek takes a charge early in the second half
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek, #34 Markeisha Gatling
UVA Tags: #42 Sarah Imovbioh
Link to this Photo China Crosby leads a Virginia runout  - UVA Players: #1 China Crosby
China Crosby leads a Virginia runout
 
UVA Tags: #1 China Crosby
Link to this Photo Rejection by Kody Burke  - NCSU Players: #44 Kody Burke - UVA Tags: #42 Sarah Imovbioh
Rejection by Kody Burke
 
NCSU Tags: #44 Kody Burke
UVA Tags: #42 Sarah Imovbioh

Link to this Photo Entry Pass  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Entry Pass
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UVA Players: #15 Jaryn Garner
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UVA Tags: #15 Jaryn Garner
Link to this Photo Key Play: This layup would have made it a two point game, but Garner missed it  - NCSU Players: #41 Lakeesa Daniel - UVA Tags: #15 Jaryn Garner
Key Play: This layup would have made it a two point game, but Garner missed it
 
NCSU Tags: #41 Lakeesa Daniel
UVA Tags: #15 Jaryn Garner

Link to this Photo Key Play: After the UVa miss, Kastanek hits an open three pointer to extend State's lead to seven, 50-43.  It was the start of a 13-0 Wolfpack run.  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Key Play: After the UVa miss, Kastanek hits an open three pointer to extend State's lead to seven, 50-43. It was the start of a 13-0 Wolfpack run.
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - NCSU Players:  NCSU Cheerleaders
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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - NCSU Players: #41 Lakeesa Daniel - UVA Tags: #42 Sarah Imovbioh
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UVA Tags: #42 Sarah Imovbioh

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Link to this Photo Referee Bob Enterline
Referee Bob Enterline
Link to this Photo Joanne Boyle not happy with her team during State's 13-0 second half run  - UVA Players: Head Coach Joanne Boyle
Joanne Boyle not happy with her team during State's 13-0 second half run
 
UVA Tags: Head Coach Joanne Boyle
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UVA Players: #30 Telia McCall
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UVA Tags: #30 Telia McCall

Link to this Photo Franklin hits Virginia's only three pointer of the contest, they finished 1-18 from long range  - UVA Players: #23 Ataira Franklin
Franklin hits Virginia's only three pointer of the contest, they finished 1-18 from long range
 
UVA Tags: #23 Ataira Franklin
Link to this Photo MGC abruptly stops, losing her defender to nail the open three just moments later  - NCSU Players: #1 Myisha Goodwin-Coleman - UVA Tags: #23 Ataira Franklin
MGC abruptly stops, losing her defender to nail the open three just moments later
 
NCSU Tags: #1 Myisha Goodwin-Coleman
UVA Tags: #23 Ataira Franklin

Link to this Photo Foul on Gatling  - NCSU Players: #34 Markeisha Gatling - UVA Tags: #42 Sarah Imovbioh
Foul on Gatling
 
NCSU Tags: #34 Markeisha Gatling
UVA Tags: #42 Sarah Imovbioh
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - NCSU Players: #2 Le'Nique Brown - UVA Tags: #1 China Crosby
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UVA Players: #1 China Crosby
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - UVA Players: #30 Telia McCall
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
UVA Tags: #30 Telia McCall
Link to this Photo Kay Yow banner in the rafters of Reynolds
Kay Yow banner in the rafters of Reynolds

Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - NCSU Players: #1 Myisha Goodwin-Coleman
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NCSU Tags: #1 Myisha Goodwin-Coleman
Link to this Photo Kastanek heads back on defense after her three pointer gave State a 75-56 lead  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Kastanek heads back on defense after her three pointer gave State a 75-56 lead
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek

Link to this Photo During a free throw  - NCSU Players:  NCSU Band,  NCSU Cheerleaders
During a free throw
 
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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek, #44 Kody Burke
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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
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NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Link to this Photo Marissa Kastanek takes her Senior Night curtain call, heading to the bench for an embrace from coach Kellie Harper  - NCSU Players: Head Coach Kellie Harper, #23 Marissa Kastanek
Marissa Kastanek takes her Senior Night curtain call, heading to the bench for an embrace from coach Kellie Harper
 
NCSU Tags: Head Coach Kellie Harper, #23 Marissa Kastanek
Link to this Photo State cleared their bench for the last minutes including some playing time for Kaley Moser  - NCSU Players: #30 Kaley Moser
State cleared their bench for the last minutes including some playing time for Kaley Moser
 
NCSU Tags: #30 Kaley Moser

Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
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NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Link to this Photo Alma Mater
Alma Mater

Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
ACCWBBDigest Photo
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Link to this Photo Senior Speech  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Senior Speech
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek, #41 Lakeesa Daniel
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Link to this Photo A happy Kellie Harper in the media room, who wore purple tonight in honor of
A happy Kellie Harper in the media room, who wore purple tonight in honor of "We Back Pat" for Pat Summitt and Alzheimer's awareness
 
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Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - NCSU Players: #34 Markeisha Gatling
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NCSU Tags: #34 Markeisha Gatling
Link to this Photo ACCWBBDigest Photo  - NCSU Players: #44 Kody Burke
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NCSU Tags: #44 Kody Burke

Link to this Photo Kastanek said that she visualized herself not crying on Senior Night, and didn't.  NC State certainly had nothing to cry about as a team on this night.  - NCSU Players: #23 Marissa Kastanek
Kastanek said that she visualized herself not crying on Senior Night, and didn't. NC State certainly had nothing to cry about as a team on this night.
 
NCSU Tags: #23 Marissa Kastanek


 

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