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UTEP women's basketball: UAB Drops Shorthanded Miners 67-52

It was another hard fought effort, but the Miners couldn't hit enough shots on the road, falling to UAB in Bartow 67-52.

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Minus their leading scorer, UTEP shot 44 percent in the first half, but would go on a second half drought finishing 35.8 percent from the floor to drop their fourth straight in a 67-52 loss to UAB.

UTEP trailed 32-29 at the half, though UAB would hold UTEP field goal-less for more than ten minutes in the second half, en route to a 20-4 run that seemingly put the Miners away.

No Miners' scored in double figures, UTEP finished 3/14 from behind the three point line, and turned it over 19 times that led to a 24-7 points off turnovers advantage for the Blazers.

"We just had some really rough shooting," UTEP head coach Keitha Adams said. "It got away from us in the second half because we weren't able to score."

Both Lawna Kennedy and Stacie Telles led UTEP with eight points, Sparkle Taylor added seven points for UTEP who drops to 8-9 overall and 3-5 in C-USA play.

UAB out rebounded the Miners 38-28, and shot 44.8 percent from the field on the evening.

Janae Smith scored a game high 22 points, adding nine rebounds to her stat line for UAB.   Chelsee Black added 15 points for the Blazers who led by 21 with 2:46 left in the second half.

UTEP was without leading scorer, and team spark plug Cameasha Turner who suffered a mild concussion and her status will be re-evaluated next week.

The Miners will now head to Murfressboro, Tennessee to face Middle Tennessee Saturday morning who is currently tied a top the C-USA standings with a 7-1 Conference USA mark.

You can catch the game live on Fox Sports Networks at 10:00 a.m. Mountain Time Saturday morning.