Sophomore forward Isaiah Hicks led three Tar Heels in double figures with 19 points and North Carolina shot 61 percent from the floor in a 109-52 win over the Bahamas All-Stars in an exhibition game on Saturday.
Freshman Justin Jackson and senior Desmond Hubert added 16 and 12 points, respectively, for the Tar Heels, who split a pair of exhibition games in the Summer of Thunder Tournament played in Nassau.
Eight Tar Heels scored seven or more points. Hicks was 8 of 14 from the floor, Hubert made all six of his field goal attempts and Jackson shot 7 for 9.
“We still have things to install, but moving on we will continue to get better,” said Costa, a two-time CIAA Coach of the Year winner.
Quarterbacks A.J. Gilford and Julius Murphy showed great poise in the pocket. Gilford, last year’s starter as a freshman, connected with Claytin Lewis on a 97-yard scoring bomb and Murphy hooked up with Sam Felder for two touchdown passes.
Starting quarterback Kameron Bryant (Panther Creek) threw for 95 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Mountaineers offensively.
Junior Ricky Fergerson (Fuquay-Varina) led all rushers with 66 yards.
Ho became the first Deacon to win a singles match at the event, which is in its fourth year in Winston-Salem.
Playing on center court, Ho took down Quinton Vega 7-5, 6-1 in his opening match.
Ho then fell to Jason Hung 6-3, 6-0 in the second round of qualifying.