North Texas Pounds Louisiana-Lafayette 70-47 For Its Fifth Straight Win
LAFAYETTE, La. (1/7/06) ? In dominating fashion the North Texas women's basketball team ended the nation's fifth longest home winning streak with a 70-47 rout of Louisiana-Lafayette at the Earl K. Long Gym. The win is the fifth straight for North Tex
LAFAYETTE, La. (1/7/06) In dominating fashion the North Texas women’s basketball team ended the nation's fifth longest home winning streak with a 70-47 rout of Louisiana-Lafayette at the Earl K. Long Gym. The win is the fifth straight for
“We knew about their streak and had heard a lot about it and that really motivated us,” said
North Texas took command of the game early with a 12-4 run capped off by freshman Sanetra Jackson’s 3-pointer to make it 16-9 with 11:41 left in the first half. The Mean Green kept the Cajuns’ offense at bay in the first half and closed with a 14-2 run to take a 32-15 lead into the break.
“We really played a 40 minute game and took control of this game early,” said Slinker. “There are a very explosive team and we never let them get a change to get back in the game and I was very pleased with that”.
Junior Mia Ajekwu led
The Mean Green owned the boards with a 49-34 rebounding edge in the game keyed by 12 from freshman Amber Jackson. Yolanda Jones led the Cajuns with 20 points and 11 rebounds, but 18 of her 20 points came in the second half with the game decided.
The win gives the Mean Green its 11th win in its past 12 games and the second 2-0 start to begin Sun Belt Conference play since joining the league.
The Mean Green return home for two straight beginning on January 12 against the Denver Pioneers.