Howard Scores 23 Points In Loss To Golden Panthers
DENTON (2/2/08) - Erica Howard tied a career high with 23 points, but the North Texas women's basketball team came up short, falling to FIU, 77-70, on Saturday night at the Super Pit. The Mean Green falls to 10-12 and 5-5 in the Sun Belt Conference,
The Mean Green falls to 10-12 and 5-5 in the Sun Belt Conference, while the Golden Panthers improve to 9-13 and 5-6 in the conference.
The Mean Green never trailed in the first half, leading by as many as eight points, before settling for a 38-32 halftime score. FIU opened the second half with an 11-3 run to take its first lead of the game, 43-41, with 14:54 left in the game.
Howard led all scorers with 23 points. She also tied a season high with nine rebounds. She was 6-for-9 from the field and 11-for-14 from the free-throw line. Amber Jackson and Yari Escalera joined Howard in double figures with 16 and 13 points, respectively.
Fanni Hutlassa came off the bench to score 20 points for FIU. She went 3-for-8 from three-point range, hitting half of FIU’s three-pointers. She hit a three-pointer that gave the Golden Panthers the lead for good, 66-64, at 2:58.
North Texas returns to action on Wednesday, Feb. 6 when it faces