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Johnson, Williams lead Miami women over Tar Heels

Shenise Johnson scored 19 points and Riquna Williams added 17 to lead No. 6 Miami to a 61-37 win over No. 22 North Carolina on Wednesday night.

Stefanie Yderstrom chipped in 10 points for the Hurricanes, who won their 38th straight home game.

The 38-game home streak is the third-longest active streak in the nation. Only Connecticut (98) and Stanford (74) have longer streaks.

With the win, Miami (21-3, 10-1 ACC) avenged its only loss in the ACC. North Carolina beat Miami 65-63 in Chapel Hill on Jan. 2.

Laura Broomfield scored seven points to lead North Carolina (17-7, 7-4 ACC), which committed a season-high 35 turnovers. Their previous high was 31, which was against Miami in their last meeting.

Miami shot 37.3 percent (22 of 59) from the floor compared to North Carolina, which was held to 26.8 percent (15 of 56).

After North Carolina scored the game's first four points, the Hurricanes went on a 17-0 run sparked by three 3-pointers by Williams. Johnson and Shawnice Wilson each scored four during the run. During the pivotal run, the Tar Heels missed nine consecutive shots and had seven turnovers.

Waltiea Rolle ended the six-minute scoring drought for the Tar Heels with a basket.

Miami maintained a steady lead throughout the half, but it was cut to 27-20 after a jumper by Tierra Ruffin-Pratt. However, Miami countered with a pair of field goals including a 3-pointer by Yderstrom from the right wing.

Miami led 32-22 at the break.

Yderstrom connected again from long range early in the second half forcing North Carolina to take a timeout down by 15 points.

The Hurricanes led by double digits the rest of the way.