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Reported games for the week of
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  • Cleveland

    35

    Oñate

    24

    AT
    09/13 - Final
  • Austin

    28

    Andress

    69

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Bowie

    6

    Canutillo

    38

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Carlsbad

    8

    Mayfield

    45

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Cathedral

    0

    Socorro

    21

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Centennial

    55

    Del Norte

    14

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Chapin

    45

    Jefferson

    0

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Cobre

    20

    Ysleta

    12

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Del Valle

    28

    Coronado

    21

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Eastlake

    0

    Amarillo Palo Duro

    35

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Eastwood

    68

    Bel Air

    7

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • El Dorado

    50

    Gadsden

    12

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Fabens

    21

    Riverside

    7

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Hanks

    35

    Santa Teresa

    6

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Highland

    8

    Alamogordo

    46

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Horizon

    30

    Clint

    48

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Irvin

    37

    Burges

    6

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Las Cruces

    28

    Volcano Vista

    22

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Montwood

    20

    Amarillo

    51

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Mountain View

    6

    Parkland

    27

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Odessa Permian

    21

    Americas

    14

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • San Angelo

    21

    Franklin

    31

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • San Elizario

    14

    Chaparral

    20

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Silver City

    7

    Deming

    35

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Tornillo

    42

    Anthony

    6

    AT
    09/12 - Final
  • Van Horn

    36

    Jal

    0

    AT
    09/12 - Final

UTEP Suffers First Loss Of Season

UTEP Suffers First Loss Of Season
KTSM
UTEP
Friday, December 20, 2013 - 11:02pm

The UTEP women’s basketball team put up a good fight but Atlantic Coast Conference power Georgia Tech had simply too much firepower, as the Miners sustained their first loss of the year, 102-77, inside Guillermo Angulo Coliseum at the Puerto Rico Classic Friday.

Jenzel Nash (18 points), Kayla Thornton (15 points) and Cameasha Turner (career-high tying 14 points) keyed the attack for the Miners (9-1), who scored the second-most points against the Jackets (8-2) on the year. Only perennial power and then #4 Tennessee (87 points on Nov. 17) has put up more points vs. Tech in 2013.

Problems arose, though, in trying to slow down the Jackets’ one-two punch of Kaela Davis (26 points) and Tyaunna Marshall (23 points).

Davis, the number one high school recruit in the country from a year ago and the daughter of former UTEP men’s basketball star Antonio Davis, tallied 17 points in the first half while Marshall netted 16. That effort helped Tech stake a 54-38 advantage at the break.

UTEP regrouped and played even (33-33) with Tech over the first 16 minutes of the second stanza. The Jackets closed the contest out on a 15-6 push, though, to account for the 25-point margin.

Points in the paint (59-28), points off turnover (25-8) and rebounding (52-42) all favored Georgia Tech, with its athleticism and size giving the Orange and Blue fits.

The Miners did well to get to the free-throw line (21-of-31) while also connecting on 44.4 percent (8-of-18) from three-point range but a rare turnover-heavy game (20 giveaways) afforded Tech’s high-octane offense more opportunities than needed. Another factor was the Jackets crashing the offensive glass, with 23 of their 52 boards coming at that end.

The Miners enjoyed advantages in points from the bench (33-27) and fast-break points (12-7). Anete Kirsteine (eight points) and Irene Gari (seven points) contributed to the attack, but it proved to be a moot point with the way Tech was operating on offense.

The Jackets connected on 48.1 percent (39-of-81) of their shots while becoming the first Miner opponent since 2003 and just the third overall during the Keitha Adams era to top 100 points.

There was a frenetic pace to the game early, with Davis scoring the first five points. The Miners struck back and were down just by seven (29-22) with 9:47 to play in the period. Tech went on a 10-1 run, though, in a span of only 2:19, and UTEP could never recover.

The advantage grew to 23 (52-29, 2:18) late in the half but the Miners scored nine of the final 11 points down the stretch to whittle it back down to 16 heading into the locker room.

UTEP and Tech traded baskets over the majority of the second half, but the Orange and Blue couldn’t trim the deficit to fewer than 15 before the late run.

The Miners will wrap up the Puerto Rico classic against Belmont at 12:30 p.m. MST Saturday. Belmont fell to Western Kentucky, 66-46, in its first game of the event.
 

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