DENTON (11/1/07) Four players in double figures led the Mean Green women’s basketball team to a 111-65 exhibition victory against the Houston Jaguars on Thursday night in the Super Pit.
The North Texas will take to the road for its season opener on Friday, Nov. 9 against Winthrop in the Winthrop Classic.
Jo Hall led all scorers with 21 points. Brittney James and Amber Jackson chipped in 20 and 19 points, respectively. Tricia Lee came off the bench to score 16.
All 12 dressed players saw action for the Mean Green, including newcomers Kelli Buckley and Brittani Bailey. Yari Escalera started at point guard and dished out four assists in her debut after having to sit out last year.
Buckley was impressive in her first appearance in a Mean Green uniform. She dished out 12 assists and forced three steals.
The Mean Green took control of the game right from the start, holding early leads of 13-0 and 24-2. The Mean Green shot 48 percent from the field in the first half, posting a 55-23 halftime lead. North Texas led by as many as 36 points during the first half.
North Texas held Houston to 23.2 percent shooting in the first half and 34.4 percent for the entire game. The Mean Green also forced 28 Jaguar turnovers.