UTEP Women Roll Past UTSA 66-53
Three Miners finished in double figures, including Najala Howell's career-high tying 23-points and a new career high 13 rebounds to lead the UTEP women's basketball team to a 66-53 victory over UTSA Sunday afternoon. Howell scored the first 10 points of the fourth quarter to extend the Miners lead to 14 and the Roadrunners could not get closer than seven points in the final two minutes as UTEP won its 14th game of the season and fifth in conference.
"Obviously we didn’t play our ‘A-game’ today but I’m so proud that we were able to guard them," UTEP head coach Kevin Baker said following the game on 600 ESPN El Paso. "I’m really proud of our kids, they’re resilient and they’re tough."
Tamara Seda finished with her 11th double-double of the season with 19 points and 12 rebounds and Katarina Zec added 17 points for the Miners. UTEP finished the game shooting 44% from the field and outrebounded UTSA 47-29.
The Miners will be back in action when they play host to LA Tech at 1 p.m. on Saturday. There will be free admission to the contest as part of UTEP’s annual celebration with Nationals Girls and Women in Sports Day. The game will be broadcast on 600 ESPN El Paso with Brandon Cohn and Traci Miller calling the action from the Don Haskins Center.