The UTEP women's basketball team defeated Alcorn State handily in a wire-to-wire 92-47 triumph on Saturday afternoon, and in doing so improved their record to 3-0. The Miners shot the lights out, (68.8%) from the get go by taking a 28-10 lead into the second quarter.  It was subsequently the highest scoring quarter for UTEP thus far this season.

The Miners would go on to register 23 assists on 34 field goals, won the boards (44-26) and forced 28 turnovers that were converted into 27 points. The Miners shot 54.8 percent (34-62) from the floor, including 39.1 percent (9-23) from downtown.  Alcorn State was held to 32.0 percent (16-50) shooting.  With the game being out of hand for the majority of the second half, the Miners played numerous freshman and reserves.

The bench tallied 34 points, with Ariana Taylor (nine points) setting the tone for the reserves. DejaNae Roebuck (career-high tying seven points) nearly matched Taylor.  Katarina Zec scored 17 points, leading numerous Miners in double figures.  Ariona Gill (14 points, game-high seven rebounds), Michelle Pruitt (13 points) and freshman Avery Crouse contributed with a career-high 10 points.

It marked the third 90 plus point scoring contest under coach Kevin Baker.  The Miners will next host New Mexico on Tuesday at 11 a.m. for an “Education Day” game with Steve Kaplowitz and Traci Miller calling the action for 600 ESPN El Paso.

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