Indya Nivar shines in Tar Heel debut

The North Carolina women’s basketball program kicked off its season with a lopsided 102-49 victory over Gardner-Webb.

One of the stars in the win is sophomore transfer Indya Nivar, who led the team in scoring with 17 points and notched in 11 rebounds. Nivar scored more points and rebounds in her debut with UNC than she had in any game last season with Stanford.

After the game, Nivar met with the media alongside head coach Courtney Banghart and teammate Alyssa Ustby, who was asked about her blockbuster performance in her debut.

“I just feel really happy that I’m here,” Nivar said. “The people around me have been supporting me through my process of adjusting to a new school and a new environment. I think they’ve been really helpful in my process, and making sure I’m developed in the way that I need to and that I’m comfortable in the way I need to perform for this team.

It was a great start to the regular season for the ball club, as they turned their sights to Davidson.

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