Jackson Scores 20, But The Mean Green Fall To The Tribe




WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (11/19/06) Despite a career-high 20 points from sophomore Sanetra Jackson, the North Texas women’s basketball team fell to William and Mary 64-58. The Mean Green rallied from a 10-point deficit late in the game but could not get over the hump and dropped to 0-3 on the year.

 

“This is a tough one because we got such a great effort from Sanetra and Talicia,” said North Texas head coach Tina Slinker. “We dug ourselves another hole and really used a lot of energy getting out of that hole”.

 

The Tribe (2-1) started the game on a 9-0 run in the first five minutes of the game. North Texas answered with a run of its own and trailed by just three points heading into the break. The Mean Green took its first lead of the game at 39-38 and led by two points at 42-40 with 8:21 remaining in the game.

 

That’s when William and Mary took control with a 10-0 run keyed by Dani Kell who scored a team-high 17 points. The Tribe extended its lead to 58-48 with three minutes minutes left before North Texas made one final run. Two 3-pointers by Jackson and DiDi Wali cut the Tribe lead to just three points at 59-56 with 1:21 left in the game.

 

Kell responded onc final time with an offensive putback with 45.5 seconds left to make it 61-56 William and Mary.

 

Along with Jackson, Talicia Sanders had a career-high 14 points but it was not enough.

 

North Texas returns to action on Saturday, November 25 with its home opener against Loyola-Chicago. 


 

 

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