By Gabriella Gaje
Chapel Hill - Attempting to rebound from Wednesday's loss at Hargrave Military Academy, the Tar Heels fell short to Davidson County Community College, 86-84, on Saturday morning in the Smith Center.
The score was neck and neck in the first half, but DCCC was able to get ahead to end the half with 45 points to UNC's 38.
Sophomore Sasha Seymore suffered an eye injury early on in the game, but did not let it stop him from having 24 points and 15 rebounds throughout the game.
"It didn't really affect my playing. Once I got into the game, I forgot about it," Seymore said.
Head coach C.B. McGrath said that the team needed to play with a sense of urgency against Davidson.
"We just didn't execute the plays like we normally do or like we wanted to," McGrath said.
Sophomore Brian Whalen and his teammate Sasha Seymore both agreed that it was good that the team came together in about the last five minutes of the game, but they need to play like that throughout the entirety of the game.
"It's been a long week for us. We practiced for four days straight, and then had the game against Hargrave," Whalen said.
Sasha added that the teams they will play for the remainder of the season will be on a higher athleticism level and that the Tar Heels need to be smarter when it comes to playing against these more athletic teams.
The Tar Heels will face off against Mannasutten Military Academy on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the Smith Center.