Miners Of The Week: Nov. 18, 2013| 10/6/14
Nov. 18, 2013
Vince Hunter, Men's Basketball
Hunter followed that up with a near double-double (14 points, eight rebounds) in 31 minutes of action against West Alabama on Nov. 17. He earned 10 trips the charity stripe and also blocked a pair of shots.
For the week Hunter nailed 81.8 percent (9-of-11) of his tries from the field. He also averaged 5.5 boards and had a trio of assists.
Thornton set the tone early against the Aggies with the first six points in an eventual wire-to-wire win. She finished with 22 points & 12 boards, while also recording three assists and two steals.
She was instrumental in guiding UTEP past the Wildcats, piling up 15 points, 11 rebounds and three assists in just 19 minutes of action. In the first half alone Thornton contributed 10 points and eight rebounds, with her energy setting the tone for the Miners & aiding them to their largest halftime lead (33) vs. a D1 foe in program history.
Thornton now has 23 career double-doubles, which is a school record & ranks tied for 15th in C-USA history. The previous record holder at the school was Amy Pack (1999-01) with 22.