MONROE, La. - North Texas women's basketball had its two-game win streak snapped at Fant-Ewing Coliseum Thursday night as ULM defeated the Mean Green 76-65.
North Texas led the game midway through the first half before the Warhawks opened it up with a 17-3 run over the last 8:01 of the first half, including holding the Mean Green scoreless in the final 5:25, to enter the break with a 37-24 lead.
ULM was able to expand its lead out to 18 in the second half before North Texas was able to mount a comeback and cut the lead down to nine with under a minute to play.
Reigning Sun Belt Player of the Week Denetra Kellum poured in six points in the last two minutes on her way to 19 points on the night despite only playing 20 minutes after getting in early foul trouble. The double digit scoring outing marked the senior's eleventh in a row and 18th of the season.
Junior Brittney Hudson scored 18 points for the second straight game, while collecting a season-high six rebounds. This marks the second game in a row that Hudson has finished with 18 points after she totaled the same amount in the win at Troy.
When it was all said and done, the Warhawks 46-32 edge in the paint ended up being the difference in the game. Sophomore sensation Jasmine Godbolt was held to only four points and 1-9 shooting, only the third time all year she's been held in single digit scoring.
The Mean Green will return home to square-off with the Arkansas State Red Wolves on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 4:30 p.m. from The Super Pit.