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Women’s basketball falls flat after two-game win streak

Women’s basketball falls flat after two-game win streak

February 26
22:11 2015

Reece Waddell / Staff Writer

The Mean Green women’s basketball team was blown out on the road 71-46 at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte Thursday night.

After winning two straight games at home, North Texas (5-21, 4-11 C-USA) looked to start its final road trip of the season with a win.

“We came out looking to win,” head coach Mike Petersen said. “But we didn’t do enough to get a win. We turned the ball over 15 times in the first half. You can’t do that if you expect to win.”

Despite going into halftime trailing 40-30, North Texas started the second half cold. Charlotte went on a 21-6 run to start the second half, which was ultimately too much for the Mean Green to overcome.

“The first three possessions of the second half were terrible,” Petersen said. “We came out and tried difficult shots. We just threw up three straight 3’s and that wasn’t the plan.”

North Texas shot 24.1 percent from the floor and was only able to muster 16 points in the second half. The Mean Green grabbed 43 rebounds, but for the most part were unable to turn them into points.

“We had 15 offensive rebounds in the first half,” Petersen said. “We only scored off three of them. That just is not good enough.”

Junior forward Acheil Tac had a team-high 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds. The only other player in double figures was senior guard BreAnna Dawkins with 10 points.

“I think my teammates did a great job of setting me up tonight,” Tac said. “I missed a few around the rim but other than that, I think I played well tonight.”

Senior forward and leading scorer Briesha Wynn went down in the first half with a knee injury. Petersen said it is the same knee Wynn has previously hurt and she is out indefinitely.

“Briesha’s out,” Petersen said. “She hurt her knee again, so we’ll just have to see.”

Wynn is one of only three seniors on the Mean Green roster, and Dawkins said as another senior she has to do her best to step in for Wynn.

“It always hurts when you lose someone like Briesha,” Dawkins said. “So definitely, I think the leadership responsibility falls to me now.

Up next for North Texas is a trip to Norfolk, Virginia to take on Old Dominion University. Tipoff is set for noon on Saturday.

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