Lady Eagles Tie School Record For Longest Home Winning Streak, Defeat TAMCC 88-62

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.”

Shannan Stephenson:

“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.”


 

 

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