Women's Basketball Comes Up Short Against Marshall
Thundering Herd Defeats Mean Green, 60-57
DENTON -- Both North Texas and Marshall were looking to snap losing streaks and enter next week's Conference USA conference tournament on a positive note. The game went down to the wire, and the Thundering Herd women's basketball team came out the winners with a 60-57 victory on Saturday afternoon in the Super Pit.
"We need to take care of the ball," North Texas head coach Jalie Mitchell said. "I think that is a huge thing for us. I thought early on we had a few good opportunities that we missed with turnovers."
Marshall snapped a nine-game losing streak behind 37.7 percent shooting from the field and eight 3-pointers in the game. The Thundering Herd were down early but moved to a zone that was effective against the Mean Green.
Neither team led by more than three points in the fourth quarter, and the Mean Green had a few opportunities in the final minutes, but were unable to convert shots and were held scoreless the final 2:46.
Terriell Bradley gave the Mean Green its first lead since the first quarter with a layup, 39-38, at 6:16 in the third period. Tyara Warren put North Texas ahead a second time with a 3-pointer, 44-43, with 2:52 left in third stanza. In both instances, Marshall connected with baskets to regain the lead.
North Texas tied the game twice in the fourth quarter before taking its largest lead of the quarter, 55-52, behind four straight points by Bradley. After a 3-pointer by Marshall, Bradley gave North Texas its final lead, 57-56 with a jumper.
Shayna Gore made a layup for the Thundering Herd to give the lead back to Marshall, and North Texas was unable to connect on its final two possessions, missing a 3-pointer and then turning over the ball to seal the win for Marshall.
Marshall used a 9-0 run in the second quarter to take its largest lead of the game, 32-23. The Thundering Herd made two 3-pointers in the run.
The Mean Green finish the regular-season with an 11-18 overall record and will travel to the Conference USA conference tournament next week.
Mean Green Quick Hitters
The Mean Green lost their fourth straight game, the longest losing streak of the season.
The series is tied, 3-3.
Candice Adams made her team-leading 56th 3-pointer in today's game. She has now made at least one 3-pointers in the last seven games. She has made 12 in her last five games.
Tyara Warren scored nine of the team's 19 points in the first quarter. She went on to finish with 19 points, her ninth game this season in double-figures and a career high.
Terra Ellison scored eight of the team's 11 points in the second quarter. She finished with 14 points and moved into the 21st spot on NT's all-time scoring list. She was two rebounds shy of a double-double with eight rebounds.
Terriell Bradley was one of three players to score in double-figures today with 14 points. She has scored in double-figures 18 times this season.