UTA Women Drop Sam Houston 83-65

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HUNTSVILLE -- Candice Champion scored 20 points and pulled down 16 rebounds to lead first place Texas-Arlington to an 83-65 Southland Conference women's basketball victory over Sam Houston State Saturday afternoon at Johnson Coliseum.

Meghan Nelson scored 17 points and Tamara Simmons and Shalyn Martin each added 13 points for UTA (18-9, SLC 12-2).

Brittany Brooks scored 16 points to lead Sam Houston STate (8-19, SLC 5-9). Whitney Smith scored 14 points and Ray Alexander added 13 for the Bearkats.

Texas-Arlington led by only four points at halftime, 36-32, but eventually built a 20 point lead as the Mavericks outscored Sam Houston 47-33 in the second half.

UTA limited the Bearkats to 36.5 shooting from the floor (23-of-63).

TEXAS-ARLINGTON 83, SAM HOUSTON ST 65
02-28-09 2:05 p.m. at Huntsville, TX (Johnson Coliseum)

TEXAS-ARLINGTON (18-9, SLC 12-2)
Champion, Candice 7-13 6-8 20; Nelson, Meghan 6-11 5-8 17; Martin, Shalyn
6-17 1-1 13; Simmons, Tamara 5-11 0-0 13; Dixon, Erin 2-4 1-1 5; Shofner,
Kiarra 1-1 2-2 5; Duffey, LaTosha 2-6 1-2 5; Grace, Kristina 2-5 0-0 4;
Terral, Nicole 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 31-68 17-24 83.

SAM HOUSTON ST (8-19, SLC 5-9)
Brooks, Brittany 6-14 0-0 16; Smith, Whitney 5-13 4-7 14; Alexander, Ray 4-7
2-2 13; Agnew, Bre 4-8 0-0 9; Echols, Khamra 2-11 1-2 5; Livingston, Lucy
2-4 0-0 4; Hager, Therese 0-0 2-2 2; Ailshie, Leasa 0-6 2-2 2. Totals 23-63
11-15 65.

Texas-Arlington............... 36 47 - 83
Sam Houston St................ 32 33 - 65

3-point goals--Texas-Arlington 4-10 (Simmons, Tamara 3-4; Shofner, Kiarra
1-1; Martin, Shalyn 0-3; Dixon, Erin 0-1; Duffey, LaTosha 0-1), Sam Houston
St 8-22 (Brooks, Brittany 4-10; Alexander, Ray 3-4; Agnew, Bre 1-2; Ailshie,
Leasa 0-6). Fouled out--Texas-Arlington-None, Sam Houston St-Alexander, Ray.
Rebounds--Texas-Arlington 52 (Champion, Candice 16), Sam Houston St 32
(Agnew, Bre 9). Assists--Texas-Arlington 25 (Simmons, Tamara 8), Sam Houston
St 20 (Echols, Khamra 6). Total fouls--Texas-Arlington 18, Sam Houston St
20. Technical fouls--Texas-Arlington-None, Sam Houston St-None. A-353




 
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