DENTON, TX (12/20/08) Despite a career-high 28 points by Amber Jackson, the North Texas women’s basketball team came up short in an 84-70 loss to New Orleans on Saturday afternoon at the Super Pit.
The Privateers (5-5, 1-1 Sun Belt) snapped a two-game losing streak and won its third game against the Mean Green in the last 11 meetings. North Texas falls to 5-6 and 1-1 in the conference but still leads the series, 13-8.
Jackson posted a career-high 28 points in the game, surpassing the 23 points she set against UA-Monticello last year. She was 12-for-17 from the field and 4-for- 7 from the free-throw line. The senior also posted her eighth straight double-double with 10 rebounds.
UNO jumped out to a 16-8 lead and never looked back. North Texas cut the lead to three points three times in the second half, but the Privateers always had an answer. New Orleans extended its 37-32 lead at the half to 11 points, 56-45, with 10:46 left in the game.
Jada Frazier led all scorers with 29 points. She was 11-for-14 from the field and 4-for-4 from behind the arc. Frazier led four New Orleans players in double-figure scoring.
UNO shot 53.6 percent from the field and 76 percent from the free-throw line. The Mean Green hit 26-of-64 shots from the field (40.6 percent) and made 16-of-29 from the free-throw line. NT held the edge in rebounds, 40-33.
Brittney James joined Jackson in double figures with 14 points.
North Texas returns to action on Sunday, Dec. 28 when it faces Oklahoma State on the road at 2 pm.