LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(1/16/03) - Senior forward Angel Lewis scored a career-high 22 points as the North Texas women's basketball team cruised past Arkansas-Little Rock, 71-46, at Trojan Field House.
The Lady Eagles (7-7, 2-1) have now won three of their last four games.
"Angel really stepped up for us tonight with 22 points and showed the kind of player that she is," said North Texas head coach Tina Slinker. "I was very happy with our defense and especially the way we shot the ball tonight."
Arkansas-Little Rock (3-11, 0-4), led by Darci Cassidy who hit on two early three-pointers, opened up a 19-13 lead with 8:24 left in the first half. The Lady Eagles got a boost off the bench from freshman point guard Nahogany Brown who connected on three first half three-pointers and ignited the Lady Eagles on a 16-3 run over the final eight minutes of the half to give North Texas a 29-22 lead at the break.
Brown finished the night with a career-high nine points.
"She (Brown) really came in and hit some big three-pointers for us in the first half. She came our ready to play for us," said Slinker.
The Lady Eagles continued their hot shooting in the second half from the three-point line as North Texas pulled away from Arkansas-Little Rock. Keyed by two three-point baskets by Lewis and an Erika Bobo three-pointer, the Lady Eagles went on a 15-2 run to extend their lead to 46-29 with 13:20 left in the second half. North Texas ended the night with a season-high 10 three-point baskets.
The 22 points by Lewis were the most points scored by a North Texas player this season.
The Lady Eagles return to action with a Saturday afternoon battle against Arkansas State from the Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Ark., at 1 p.m