WBB Sets Best Start Since 05-06, Wins 61-43




SAN MARCOS, Texas - The red-hot start to the season continued for the North Texas women's basketball team as they knocked off Texas State 61-43 at Strahan Coliseum. The Mean Green is 4-1 to start the year, the best start to a season for North Texas since the 2005-06 season. North Texas is 2-0 on the road for the first time since the 2000-01 season.

Karen Aston is tied for the best start in school history by a first-year coach at North Texas. Tina Slinker opened her coaching tenure out with a 4-1 record to begin the 1989-90 season.
North Texas (4-1) turned a close game at the half into an 18-point win with dominating performances from Jasmine Godbolt and Tamara Torru. The pair combined to score 40 of the Mean Green's 61 points and Godlbolt had 18 points and 12 rebounds for the game, which is her 19th career double-double.

The Mean Green led 30-27 early in the second half and then exploded for an 11-0 run to open up a 14-point lead at 41-27. The Bobcats (3-2) could not get any closer than 12 points in the second half.

North Texas has now allowed a total of 256 points through the first five games of the season, which is the fewest points given up in the first five games of the season in school history.

Torru scored the first eight points of the game for North Texas as the Mean Green opened up an early 8-3 lead in the first five minutes of the game. Texas State answered back, using three 3-pointers to fuel a 16-5 run as they took a 19-13 lead with 5:26 left in the first half.

North Texas came right back with a 10-0 run to retake the lead at 23-19. The Mean Green carried a three-point lead into the break at 24-21.

Karen Aston is tied for the best start in school history by a first-year coach at North Texas. Tina Slinker opened her coaching tenure out with a 4-1 record to begin the 1989-90 season.

North Texas returns to action on Monday as they head out west to face the Arizona Wildcats at 12 p.m.


 

 

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