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UTEP Women's Basketball: Starr Breedlove scores 25 in 75-67 win over North Texas

Starr Breedlove carried UTEP down the stretch to help the Miners beat North Texas for a 2-0 start in C-USA play.

Starr Breedlove led five Miners in double figures with a game high 25 points, and also added seven rebounds as the Miners shot exactly 50 percent from the field to move to 2-0 in conference play with a 75-67 win at North Texas.

UTEP would race out to an early 10-2 lead, then a 15-7 lead after a three pointer from Cameasha Turner with 4:15 left in the first quarter to cement a solid start in Denton.

The Miners led by as much as ten (31-21) with five minutes left in the second quarter, but North Texas would finish the second quarter on a 14-8 spurt to cut the UTEP lead to 39-35 at halftime.

North Texas continued their strong stretch into the third quarter by taking a 46-41 lead at the 5:04 mark of the third quarter.

UTEP ended the third quarter on a 6-0 run with Breedlove laying one up to give UTEP a 55-51 lead at the end of the third quarter.

Candice Adams would later give North Texas a 61-60 lead with a jumper at the 3:55 mark of the fourth quarter, but North Texas would cough up the lead, and the basketball in the final three minutes.

The Mean Green turned in over five times after taking their slim lead, allowing UTEP to finish the game on a 15-6 run with Breedlove scoring 11 points in the final 2:39 to seal the win.  Breedlove shot 8-of-14 from the field, and an important 8-of-9 from the free throw line in the game.

Jenzel Nash and Cameasha Turner each scored 11 points, Sparkle Taylor added 10 points, and Lawna Kennedy came off the bench to add 13 points, and six rebounds for UTEP who improves to 11-1 overall, and 2-0 in conference.

UTEP forced 22 turnovers, and made their last four field goals of the game, also scoring 22 points off North Texas turnovers.

The Miners return home next Friday to host Middle Tennessee at 7:05 p.m. Mountain Time, then will face UAB next Sunday.