Denton (2/14/02) - The North Texas women’s basketball team (16-7) tied the school record for longest home winning streak at 11 games, defeating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (14-12) 88-62 Thursday night at the Super Pit.
Shannan Stephenson scored a career-high 30 points to lead three North Texas players scoring in double figures. Mitchell, who leads the Sun Belt Conference in scoring, registered 21 points and Heather Trout poured in a season-best 14. Roberta Plaza led Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
The Lady Eagles 88 points tied their season high. They got off to a quick start and never looked back, taking a 10-point lead midway through the first half and extending it to 14 by halftime, 39-25. North Texas built a 74-44 advantage with 8:22 left in the second half for its largest lead of the game.
Rosalyn Reades dished out seven assists to become the Lady Eagles all-time assist leader with 422 to her credit. The previous school record of 416 was held by Ramona Black (1987-1991).
North Texas finished the game with more rebounds (45-37), blocks (6-4), steals (9-6) and a higher shooting percentage (.437-.368) than the Islanders.
North Texas will host Western Kentucky Saturday at 7 p.m. as it returns to Sun Belt Conference play.
POSTGAME QUOTES (2-14-02)
Rosalyn Reades On Getting The Record:
“Everybody kept telling me before the game that I was going to get it tonight. I didn’t really think about it. I hope that my teammates score every time I pass them the ball. I wish that Jalie could have gotten the scoring record tonight also.”
“We knew they were a scrappy bunch. They like to use a zone trap. We worked hard all week on breaking that in practice. We knew that our post players would need to get involved tonight.”
Coach Tina Slinker:
“I was happy about our effort tonight. We had a lot of hustle plays which gave us second chances on the offensive end.”
On Rosalyn Reades:
“That is a great mark for our program. We are happy for Roz and all that she has done.”
On Shannan Stephenson:
“I thought we took them out of their game. A lot of the credit goes to Shannan Stephenson tonight.”