DENTON, Texas (Nov. 19, 2022) – Senior guard Quincy Noble put up 25 points in the first half and tied her career-high with 30 in the game, but North Texas was unable to hold on to a 17-point first half lead as they fell 57-53 Saturday in their first road contest of the season.
Noble also matched her career-high with six 3-pointers but the Mean Green managed just 12 points in the second half as they dropped to 1-2 on the young season.
After falling behind 5-0 early, UNT was able to get going offensively thanks to eight early points from junior Jaaucklyn Moore. The transfer from UIW scored eight of the first 10 points of the game for the Mean Green and finished with 11.
Down the stretch of the first, Noble began her run of dominant play. The senior out of McKinney, Texas, scored 10 of the final 11 points of the first quarter.
Noble was not done there, however, as she added 15 more points in the second to extend the lead to as many as 17 at the break. Noble’s first half total of 25 was the most in a half in her collegiate career.
Along with Noble, Moore and junior Tommisha Lampkin combined to score all 41 first half points for UNT to give the Mean Green a 41-24 edge at the break.
The comeback for Wichita St. began almost immediately in the second half as the Shockers scored six straight to open the third quarter to cut the deficit back down to 11.
With the score 48-36 with just over a minute left in the third, WSU went on an 8-0 run to close the third and open the fourth and made the score 48-44 with 8:45 to play.
After Noble hit another 3-pointer that tied her career-best to put UNT back up by seven, the Shockers rattled off 13 consecutive points over a six-minute span to take the lead for the first time since the eight-minute mark in the first.
WSU would hold on down the stretch and hand UNT its second loss in as many games.
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Date: November 19, 2022, 11:03 pm