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Women’s basketball blown out on the road

Women’s basketball blown out on the road

January 22
22:37 2015

Reece Waddell / Staff Writer

The Mean Green women’s basketball team extended its losing skid to three games, falling 92-57 to Louisiana Tech University Thursday night on the road.

The Mean Green (2-15, 1-6) struggled from the outset with the full-court pressure put on by LA Tech and failed to establish any sort of offensive rhythm.

“It was the perfect storm tonight,” head coach Mike Petersen said. “We really couldn’t get anything going.”

North Texas, typically able to hang its hat on its defense, gave up a season high 92 points on 49% shooting.

“Every time they were open, they made them,” Petersen said. “We didn’t guard as well as we have and they took advantage.”

Senior guard BreAnna Dawkins was the lone bright spot for the Mean Green, scoring a season high 18 points in the loss.

“My teammates gave me the ball more tonight and I penetrated and got some easy looks” Dawkins said. “My shots were falling.”

Despite defensive struggles, senior forward Briesha Wynn, the only other player that scored in double figures, insists LA Tech did not do anything offensively that the team had not seen before.

“We were outplayed,” Wynn said. “They came out with a level of intensity and we didn’t match it. They outplayed us for 40 minutes and that’s why the game got out of hand.”

Tonight’s loss drops the Mean Green to last place in Conference USA, a spot Petersen says he has never been.

“No one is happy right now. I’ve never been 2-15 before in my life, and most of these players have never been 2-15 before,” he said. “We’re all upset and we’re all frustrated. We have to look forward to the next game. We cannot move backwards.”

Next up, the Mean Green will play the University of Southern Mississippi Saturday on the road. Tipoff is set for 4 p.m.

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