Second Half Surge Powers No. 5 Longhorns Over The Mean Green

Austin, Tex. (12/14/03)- The North Texas (3-4) women's basketball team couldn't overcome the Texas Longhorns second half shooting as they fell 91-50 at the Frank Erwin Center. After a tight first half the Longhorns (8-1) pulled away from the Mean Green in the second half as they shot 78 percent and poured in 58 points.

"I was very proud of the way that we played in the first half," said North Texas head coach Tina Slinker. "Texas is a very dangerous team and they are so dominate inside that they are tough to stop".

The Mean Green stayed with the fifth ranked team in the country for the first 20 minutes as they trailed by only nine points at the half, 33-24. Sophomore forward Kennethia Wilson, making her first career start, tallied a career-high 15 points on the day with 11 of those coming in the first half.

The second half began with the Longhorns making a 17-6 run over the first four minutes to extend their lead to 50-30. Sophomore forward Jamie Armstrong, who tied a career-high with 18 points, kept North Texas within striking distance with four straight points to cut the Longhorn lead to 53-36 until midway through the second half when Texas responded with another 17-6 run.

"I am very excited about the way that Jamie and Kennethia played today," Slinker said. "I thought that they played well and really responded together".

North Texas continues completes their three-game road trip with a visit to Weber State on December 16. 



North Texas Mean Green