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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

UTEP women move to 9-0 with easy win

UTEP women move to 9-0 with easy win
KTSM
UTEP
Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 6:43pm

Kayla Thornton posted her fifth double-double this season (16 points, 10 rebounds) to lead a quartet of players in double figures, and UTEP remained undefeated on the year with a 87-65 conquest of Southeastern Louisiana at the Don Haskins Center Sunday afternoon.

The Miners (9-0) led by two (14-12) six minutes in before kicking it into high gear with a 24-3 run to blow the game wide open. The advantage was 19 at the break (45-26), and despite the Lion Lions’ (1-9) best efforts, the visitors could not get back into the contest.

The effort improves UTEP to 9-0, which is one shy of the 2011-12 squad for longest winning streak to start the year. It is also the eighth double-digit victory on the campaign, the most to this point in season in program history.

“It was good to play everyone and good to get the win,” UTEP head coach Keitha Adams said. “It’s a good win and we now have to get ready to face a very good Georgia Tech team in Puerto Rico.”
Cameasha Turner recorded a career-high 14 points to buoy Thornton, with Jenzel Nash (14 points) and Kristine Vitola (season-high 13 points) also hitting double digits. The Miners connected on 48.7 (37-of-76) shots from the floor, and showed good ball movement with 19 assists.

The home side’s depth was also a major factor, with a 32-7 cushion in points from the bench. UTEP also enjoyed advantages in points in the paint (56-32), points off turnovers (30-21), fast-break points (19-4) and points off turnovers (30-21).

SLU had a slow shooting start (11-of-34, 32.4) in the first half before making almost 50 percent after the break to finish at a respectable 40.0 percent (26-of-65) from the floor. It was done in, though, by 25 turnovers, with UTEP’s patented pressure defense proving to be too much.

Thornton and Chrishauna Parker played big roles in that department with five steals each while Nash came up with four thefts. Parker also added eight points in five boards on a crisp 4-of-shooting from the floor.

Thornton’s stat line is even more impressive considering she played just 18 minutes in the game, with Adams mixing up combinations when it was clear the Miners had things under control. It was also an encouraging contest for Vitola, who drilled 6-of-8 shots on the way to the aforementioned season high.

Transfer Agata Dobrowolska also made an impact, establishing career highs for points (five), rebounds (five) and minutes (15).

The top four players for the Lady Lions all reached double figures in scoring (Elizabeth Styles-14, Aja Gibson-13, Nanna Pool-12 and Annessa De La Cruz- 11) while Symone Miller pitched in eight. No other SLU player scored more than four points, though, and the lack of depth allowed UTEP to keep the visitors at bay most of the tilt.

The Miners will head to tropical San Juan, Puerto Rico, to complete in the Puerto Rico Classic this week. UTEP will lock up with ACC power Georgia Tech at 3 p.m. MST Friday before battling Belmont at 12:30 p.m. MST Saturday.

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