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Monday, August 25, 2014 - 5:28pm

Scoreboard

Reported games for the week of
Friday, September 5 2014
  • Frenship

    59

    Burges

    7

    AT
    08/28 - Final
  • Montwood

    18

    Las Cruces

    44

    AT
    08/28 - Final
  • Eastwood

    37

    Chapin

    12

    AT
    08/28 - Final
  • Franklin

    24

    Canutillo

    13

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • El Dorado

    23

    Eastlake

    31

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Clint

    20

    El Paso

    41

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Jefferson

    20

    Hanks

    22

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • San Elizario

    12

    Santa Teresa

    48

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Andress

    28

    Coronado

    48

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Deming

    44

    Cathedral

    7

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Parkland

    7

    Irvin

    9

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Bel Air

    20

    Austin

    23

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Mountain View

    7

    Ysleta

    46

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Fabens

    0

    Bowie

    21

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Chaparral

    20

    Riverside

    42

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Gadsden

    13

    Del Valle

    41

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Socorro

    34

    Horizon

    10

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Americas

    35

    Carlsbad

    19

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Oñate

    10

    Centennial

    42

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Mesilla Valley Christian

    20

    Anthony

    7

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Tornillo

    7

    Van Horn

    21

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Dexter

    25

    Hatch Valley

    20

    AT
    08/29 - Final
  • Hobbs

    0

    Mayfield

    0

    AT
    08/30 - 1:00pm

Thornton becomes all-time leading rebounder in win

KTSM
UTEP
Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 4:10pm

Senior Kayla Thornton tallied 23 points while grabbing seven board to become the school’s all-time leading rebounder and fellow classmate Kelli Willingham added 18 points (on six threes) to propel UTEP to an 85-76 road conquest of UAB at Bartow Arena in the Conference USA opener for both squads Wednesday evening.

The Miners (12-2, 1-0 C-USA) drilled 41.3 percent of their shots (26-of-63) from the floor, including 9-of-18 (50.0 percent) on triples, to hand the Blazers (8-6, 0-1 C-USA) just their second home loss in seven games this year. Making free throws (24-of-27) and winning the rebounding battle (43-31) were also big factors, especially with the way UAB was clicking offensively.

Karisma Chapman and Chelsee Black each netted 26 points for the home side, which connected on 45.3 (29-of-64) of its tries from the floor. UTEP held the rest of the team in check, though, while also enjoying a 20-6 advantage on second-chance points and a 20-11 margin in bench scoring.

Chrishauna Parker (12 points, eight rebounds) and Kristine Vitola (10 points, three boards) also were impact players for the Orange and Blue, which won its league opener for the fifth straight year. The Miners also moved to 7-2 in the situation since joining C-USA.

It was also a historic night, with Thornton’s seven rebounds giving her 815 for her career to surpass former Miner great Kim Watts’ prior standard (810, 1978-81) for most in school history.

Thornton also owns the program record for career double-doubles (28) while ranking second all time in scoring (1,284).

UTEP jumped out to an 11-2 lead five minutes into the game, with Thornton & Willingham combining for nine of the 11 points in the surge. The advantage remained nine (13-4, 14:04 left first half) before the Blazers struck back. The counter came in the form of a 16-6 push over the next five minutes to give UAB its first lead of the game (20-19).

The Miners had an answer, however, scoring the next 15 points to regain control of the contest. The cushion was 1 at the break (42-32) and UTEP remained in control in the second half.

The Blazers continued to battle, but could never get the deficit down to less than seven. Anytime UAB made a run, UTEP had an answer. The Blazers tried to extend the contest down the stretch by fouling, but UTEP foiled that strategy by taking care of business at the free-throw line.

The Miners (12-2, 1-0 C-USA) will play host to Tulsa in their C-USA home opener at 1:30 p.m. MST Saturday. Fans can gain free admittance by presenting a ticket to either the men's game on Thursday or Saturday.
 

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