Mean Green Women Can't Answer Early Houston Run In Loss To Cougars

HOUSTON (12/5/09) - Houston's Brittney Scott simply couldn't be stopped on Saturday night at Hofheinz Pavilion, posting 32 points in a 104-65 win over the North Texas women's basketball team.

Scott splashed home a 6-pack of 3-pointers as she powered a Houston (5-3) offense that had six players in double figures. Brittney James countered with a season-high 21 points for North Texas (3-6), but the Mean Green hit just 32.8 percent from the floor and had trouble getting in rhythm.  

James got the game off to a great start for NT, nailing a quick 3-pointer that spawned an early 8-0 Mean Green run. The senior's 21 points gives her seven career 20-point efforts.

Unfortunately that's when Scott, James' high school teammate at West Orange Stark High School, took flight. The junior ignited a 24-0 Cougar streak that gave Houston an insurmountable 32-12 edge.

Scott accounted for a career-high 27 points in the first half alone, nearly outscoring the Mean Green on her own, as the hot-shooting Cougars went into the break with a 58-32 lead.

Jasmine Godbolt also found double-figures for North Texas with a career-high 18 points and nine rebounds. Niq'ky Hughes also nearly posted a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds.

Houston turned 27 Mean Green turnovers into 36 points, and tallied 22 second chance points. The Cougars' 104 points marks just the second time an opponent has topped the century mark in the Shanice Stephens era.

North Texas returns to action on Tuesday night at Texas A&M. Tip time from Reed Arena is slated for 7 p.m.



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