North Texas Daily

Women’s basketball bested by Charlotte despite two career-highs

Women’s basketball bested by Charlotte despite two career-highs

Senior guard Kasiney Williams drives the hoop before passing the ball against Louisiana Tech. Colin Mitchell | Senior Staff Photographer

Women’s basketball bested by Charlotte despite two career-highs
March 05
22:04 2016

Courtney Anderson | Staff Writer


In a rematch with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (19-10, 12-6), Mean Green women’s basketball (10-18, 5-13) was unable to get their revenge against the 49ers, losing 72-69 on the road. North Texas had fallen to Charlotte by 12 points in its last matchup with Charlotte at the Super Pit less than a month ago.

During the first half of play, the Mean Green struggled to control Charlotte’s dominating offense, trailing behind seven points at the end of the first and second quarter.

“We needed to start the game better and not dig ourselves into such a big hole,” senior guard Teadra Jones said. “It’s easier to play when you’re ahead than when you’re behind.”

Luckily, North Texas picked up its speed in the third quarter, taking the lead away momentarily to get back in the game. Only being able to produce seven points in the fourth quarter sealed the fate of the Mean Green after junior Kelsey Criner attempted a buzzer beating 3-point shot which fell short.

In the last game before the Conference USA tournament begins, two seniors had career-highs in points tonight. Acheil Tac led both teams with 26 points while Jones had 20 points. Tac also led both teams in rebounds with a total of 10 out of 30 total North Texas boards.

“I was able to get some good feeds from my teammates,” Tac said. “They put me in a great position to be able to finish, and I was able to.”

The Mean Green go straight from North Carolina to Birmingham, Alabama for the C-USA tournament that is set to begin Tuesday. Head coach Jalie Mitchell said the women are not too worried about the upcoming teams, despite losing the last games.

“With the way we’ve been playing against some of the best teams in this league, we feel like we can hang with any team in Conference USA night in and night out,” Mitchell said.

North Texas will get to test out Mitchell’s theory in the first game of the tournament as the No. 13 seed on Tuesday at 11 a.m. against Florida Atlantic University. The Mean Green lost 71-61 in its first meeting with FAU on Feb. 20.

“These seniors know their time is almost up,” Mitchell said, “so they’re fighting and fighting hard trying to extend their season. I’m fighting with them and their teammates are as well.”

Featured Image: Senior guard Kasiney Williams drives the hoop before passing the ball to her Mean Green teammates. Colin Mitchell | Senior Staff Photographer

About Author



Related Articles


No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment

The Roundup

<script id="mcjs">!function(c,h,i,m,p){m=c.createElement(h),p=c.getElementsByTagName(h)[0],m.async=1,m.src=i,p.parentNode.insertBefore(m,p)}(document,"script","");</script>

Search Bar

Sidebar Thumbnails Ad

Twitter Feed

North Texas Daily @ntdaily
NEWS: McBride Music and Pawn closes after 54 years on Denton Square📝: Jadyn Turner 📸: Coralynn ColeRead more:
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
THE DOSE: 'Andor' is a breath of fresh air for the Star Wars universe📝: @FernaJustoo 🖼️: @jasperbeeeRead more:
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
@rhemajoybell: The outage effecting some parts of campus includes Avenue C, Highland Park, Glasgow, Whippoorwill, and the surrounding streets. There is no estimated time for restoration, according to DME. @ntdaily
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
@Reed_Smith25: Still managed to get a football story out for The Daily on a bye week. Read it, enjoy it and have a good, hopefully stress free weekend:
h J R
North Texas Daily @ntdaily
@rhemajoybell: A few buildings across campus have lost power, including Willis Library and the Union.The university hasn’t released an Eagle Alert regarding the situation yet. @ntdaily
h J R

Sidebar Bottom Block Ad

Flytedesk Ad