Conference Leader WKU Downs Women's Basketball
Lady Toppers Defeat North Texas, 75-55
DENTON -- Kendall Noble scored 21 points to lead the Western Kentucky women's basketball team to a 75-55 win against North Texas on Thursday night at the Super Pit.
"The outcome was not at all what we wanted," said North Texas head coach Jalie Mitchell. "The first half, I thought the difference in the game was their offensive rebounding. They had 10 offensive rebounds in the first half, which led to 14 second-chance points, which is what we trailed by in the first half."
Noble led four Lady Toppers in double-figures. The guard went 8-for-14 from the field, pulled down nine rebounds and dished out seven assists.
WKU showed why they are the conference leaders. They excelled in all facets of the game; shooting 52 percent from the field, 55 percent from 3-point range and held the advantage in rebounds, blocks and steals.
Terriell Bradley led the charge for the Mean Green with 18 points. She returned to form after scoring just 13 total points in the previous three games.
The Mean Green took an early 14-7 lead, but WKU responded with a 7-0 run to tie the game and then finished the first quarter on a 14-1 run to take a 21-15 advantage.
"I thought we changed things in the second half," said Mitchell. "I thought we had an opportunity in the third quarter to close the gap, but we turned the ball over a few times."
North Texas cut the lead to 10 points three times in the first four minutes of the third quarter, but they also turned the ball over four times in that same time period. WKU was able to turn those mistakes into baskets.
Noble scored 11 points in the fourth quarter to seal the win for the Lady Toppers. The visitors built up the lead in the fourth quarter, finishing with a 20-point advantage.
The Mean Green plays their final home game of the season on Saturday, March 4 at 3 p.m. against Marshall.
Mean Green Quick Hitters
The Mean Green lost their third straight game.
Candice Adams made her team-leading 56th 3-pointer in tonight's game. She has now made at least two 3-pointers in the last six games. She has made 11 in her last four games.
Candice Adams' 56 3-pointers this season is fourth best in program history for a single season.
Eight different Mean Green players scored in today's game.
Terriell Bradley returned to double-digits with 18 points tonight. She has scored in double-figures 17 times this season.
Adrianna Henderson has played in the last eight straight games and has scored in seven of those. She finished with seven points tonight.
Jada Poland set a career high with 10 rebounds.