UTRGV Women Handle Texas Lutheran
EDINBURG - The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) Vaqueros women's basketball team recorded the fourth-highest single-game scoring output in program history by beating the Texas Lutheran University Bulldogs 98-46 on Tuesday at the UTRGV Fieldhouse.
This is the most points the Vaqueros (2-1) have scored in a game since Nov. 17, 2012, when the team scored 100 points against Texas A&M-Kingsville.
The Vaqueros shot 57.6 percent (34-for-59) from the field, the third-highest single-game total in program history. The last time the team shot this well was on Nov. 21, 2006, with a 63.5 percent shooting performance against Schreiner.
Freshman Halie Jones led the Vaqueros with 20 points while hitting six three-pointers, tied for the seventh-highest single-game total in program history. Graduate student Jordan Agustus scored 15 points with five rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks. Junior Amara Graham scored 16 points with four rebounds, seven assists and three steals. Junior Saint Joseph alum Valeria Tapia scored 13 points with seven assists. Senior Megan Johnson scored 10 points with seven rebounds and three assists. Junior Iva Belosevic scored nine points with eight rebounds. Graduate student Desirea Buerge also scored nine points.
Jordan Estrada led the Bulldogs with 11 points.
Jones and Belosevic hit a pair of early threes as the Vaqueros jumped out to a 14-5 lead midway through the first quarter.
The Vaqueros maintained their lead and then, up 32-17 early in the second quarter, went on a 10-0 run, capped by an Augustus layup, to take a 42-17 lead.
Then, at the start of the third quarter, Johnson made a jumper and a three to spark a 17-6 run that put the Vaqueros up 70-33.
UTRGV is back in action on Nov. 20 at 11 a.m. at No. 22 Texas in a game that will be televised live on Longhorn Network.
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