Miners thrash SMU women's basketball, 75-57
Published: Friday, March 11, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 17:11
The Mustangs traveled to El Paso Wednesday night to participate in their final season game against University of Texas at El Paso at the C-USA championship.
The Miner's ability to sink nine three pointers and have five players contribute in double digits gave them a 75-57 victory over the Mustangs.
UTEP's Kayla Thorton and Gloria Brow each had 17 points along with three others who contributed 10 or more points. As for SMU, Christine Elliott and Alisha Filmore were the only two to score in double digits, Elliott totaled 18 and earned her third double-double of the season and Filmore had 15 points and a pair of steals.
SMU's success from the field fell 16 percent behind UTEP. The Mustangs completed 20 out of 65 shots and UTEP succeeded in 29 of their 63 attempts.
In the opening minutes of the game UTEP had the lead by 14. SMU then reacted to its gain and narrowed the gap to five just before the half. The Mustangs then hit the floor after the half with a couple of baskets to make the score 33-31, but after consecutive three pointers from the Miners, the Mustangs fell behind by 11 and never recovered.
UTEP continued to increase itslead and the score was 63-41 with 8:31 left in play. The Miners managed to lead by 22 a second time during the second half with 2:14 remaining.
SMU managed to prevent UTEP from scoring in the final two minutes and put up four free throws just before the buzzer.