Feb. 8, 2007
BEAUMONT, Texas - UT Arlington women's basketball remains undefeated in Southland Conference action with a 65-51 win at Lamar. Senior Terra Wallace led all scorers with 19 points and four assists. Junior Maryann Abanobi chipped in with 16 points, hitting 4-4 from the line.
The Cardinals (9-13, 4-5) had three players score in double digits, led by Dionne Pounds with 18 points. LaToya Carson and Brittney Williams added 15 and 13 points respectively for Lamar.
The Mavericks (15-8, 10-0) jumped out to the 8-0 lead three minutes into the action with Tiffeny Riles scoring the first five-points of the game. Wallace put UTA up 13-2 with 14:31 on the clock. Lamar scored four unanswered points to cut UTA's lead to seven (13-6) with 13:06 left in the half. A three by Pounds brought the Cardinals to within four (19-15), but Wallace hit a tre of her own to extend the Mavs lead back to seven with 7:35 on the clock.
A steal and lay-up from LaTosha Duffey with 5:18 left in the half gave the Mavs a 27-18 advantage. Abanobi hit back-to-back lay-ups followed by a basket from Candice Champion to put UTA ahead 35-22 at the half. The Mavs shot 53.8 percent from the floor in the first half while holding the Cardinals to 37.5 percent.
UTA opened the second half with a 7-2 run to lead 42-24 at the 15:59 mark. Over the next three minutes the Cardinals went on a 7-4 run of their own to cut the Mavs lead to 15 (46-31). Ashley Bobb hit a jumper with 11:04 left in the half to put UTA up 48-31.
Abanobi hit a lay-up with 6:35 left to play in the game to give the Mavs a 22-point advantage (57-35). The Cardinals put together a 9-4 run to get within 17 (61-44) with 3:08 left on the clock. Duffey sank a fast break lay-up with 35 seconds left to seal the victory 65-51 for the Mavs.
The Mavs return to Texas Hall on Saturday as they welcome McNeese State for a 4 p.m. tip.
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