North Texas Downs Prairie View, Matches Best Start In School History

PRAIRIE VIEW, Tex. (12/22/05) The North Texas women’s basketball team had four players score in double figures to cruise past Prairie View A&M (1-8) 84-52 at the Williams Nicks Building.


North Texas (9-2) has now won two straight and eight of their past nine games to match the best start in school history at 9-2. The 32-point win is the largest road victory by North Texas since 1994.


“I was really pleased with the way that we played tonight,” said North Texas head coach Tina Slinker. “Natalie (Mireles) was great tonight and we just kept the momentum going on the offensive end”.   


Senior Mian Williams led the way with 14 points and senior guard Natalie Mireles scored a career-high 13 points.


North Texas led by 18 points at the break, 40-22, and pulled away from the Panthers early in the second half and never looked back. The Mean Green went on a 24-6 run to begin the second half and led by 36 points at 64-28 with 13 minutes to play.


Prairie View A&M was held to just 25 percent shooting while the Mean Green shot 45 percent from the field.


“This is a great way for us to go into the break and get some rest before we play our final non-conference game and get ready for conference”.


North Texas returns to action on Dec. 31 with their final non-conference game of the season against Northwestern State at the Super Pit.



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