MOBILE, Ala.(2/22/03)- Kim Blanton scored 20 points as the North Texas women’s basketball team handed South Alabama a 60-57 loss at the Mitchell Center. The Lady Eagles won for the second time in three games on the road and handed the Jaguars their first loss of the season at home.
The win moves the Lady Eagles to 10-14 on the season and 5-8 in Sun Belt Conference play.
“I think that we are really relieved and I also think that we finally got over the hump in some of these close games,” said North Texas head coach Tina Slinker. “Kim was great tonight and she just continues to surprise me on the offensive end”.
North Texas played tenacious defense in the first half holding the Jaguars to just 15 percent shooting and climbing out to a 29-18 lead at the half. North Texas was able to maintain their lead throughout the second, but the Jaguars closed to within one-point at 55-54 with under three minutes to play until Vilma Grismanauskaite was able to score and extend the North Texas lead.
The Lady Eagles return home Thursday night for a battle with Louisiana-Lafayette at 7 p.m.