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Wallace led all scorers with 19 points in UTA's tenth straight win.
Wallace led all scorers with 19 points in UTA's tenth straight win.

Feb. 8, 2007

Final Stats

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.