DALLAS- North Texas women's basketball could not hold onto an early lead and fell to the SMU Mustangs by a score of 85-72, the final contest of an eight-game road trip that ended Tuesday night at Moody Coliseum.
The Mean Green jumped out to a twelve-point lead, holding an 18-6 advantage with 14:23 remaining in the first half, as both Tamara Torru and Ash'Lynne Evans contributed six points to the Mean Green run. However, the Mustangs came back to take a 43-36 lead by halftime.
North Texas falls to 1-8 on the season, while the Mustangs improve to 5-3.
Freshman Ash'Lynne Evans posted a career-high 16 points in just 20 minutes of action. Evans had her second career double-digit scoring night, going 5 of 6 from the field and 6 of 7 from the charity stripe. Evans led the team with eight rebounds, the second-highest total of her career.
Sophomore Jasmine Godbolt scored in double figures for the ninth straight game this season, as she scored 10 points on the evening.
Tamara Torru registered her second-highest scoring total of the season, posting nine, her most since scoring 23 on November 27 against Tulsa in the UTSA Thanksgiving Classic.
The Mean Green finally return home to the Super Pit on Wednesday, December 8 as they host Sam Houston State at 7 p.m. The Bearkats are up 1-0 in the season series, after winning in Huntsville on November 23.