MINERS
UTEP Takes Over Third Place With Win At San Jose State




SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Angie McGee led a trio of Miners in double figures as the UTEP women's basketball team held on to top San Jose State 51-44 at the Event Center, Thursday.

The win gives UTEP (14-9, 9-5) sole possession of third place in the Western Athletic Conference and its most victories since the 1997-98 season, when the it posted 16.

UTEP escapes with the win in an ugly game which both teams shot under 33 percent and yielded 17 turnovers apiece.

San Jose State opened the game with a 10-0 lead as UTEP struggled to find the bottom of the net over the first five minutes. The Miners took six shots before McGee hit a jumper at the 14:56 mark.

McGee lit UTEP's offensive fuse, scoring 10 of her 12 points in the first half. She knotted the contest at 16 with 5:56 in the first half with her second three-pointer of the frame. Noni Wharemate, who had 11 points, put the Miners up two -- 18-16 -- with a pair of free throws.

The Miners hit on 4-of-8 three-point attempts in the first period and held a 28-23 advantage at the break.

UTEP never trailed in the second half, although a 7-0 run put the Spartans within one -- 40-39 -- with 4:46 left.

Wharemate, however, started a 11-4 run over the final 4:23 with a three-pointer to put San Jose State away.

Vaida Zagurskyte was the third Miner in double figures with 10 points. She and McGee also had six rebounds. Freshman Charnette Phelps just missed a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds.

The Miners improved on their school record with their sixth game of holding their opponents to under 45 points this season.

The Spartans were led by Tatiana Taylor's 12 points. Lindsay Harris had 11, including going 3-for-8 from outside. Cricket Williams was limited to just three points, but had nine rebounds and six assists.

Following a 12-hour day of travel Friday, UTEP will play the following day at Hawaii. Tipoff is 10 p.m. MST.

Official Basketball Box Score
UTEP vs San Jose State
2/19/04 7:00 p.m. at Walt McPherson Court, San Jose, Calif.
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VISITORS: UTEP 14-9, 9-5 WAC
                          TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
55 McGee, Angie........ f  5-10   2-6    0-0    1  5  6   3  12  2  2  0  0  39
11 Dydek, Marta........ c  1-6    0-1    0-0    1  1  2   3   2  0  3  0  0  13
13 Zagurskyte, Vaida... g  3-9    0-2    4-7    2  4  6   3  10  3  3  0  1  39
24 Wharemate, Noni..... g  3-8    3-6    2-2    0  2  2   1  11  1  5  0  0  33
31 Valtierra, Ana...... g  1-4    0-3    5-7    1  4  5   3   7  2  1  2  2  37
23 Launiainen, Jonna...    0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  0  0  0   1
25 Phelps, Charnette...    3-8    0-0    3-5    2  7  9   2   9  1  2  0  1  28
32 Dowell, Kia.........    0-2    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  1  0  0  1   8
52 Goslin, Ingrid......    0-2    0-0    0-0    0  1  1   0   0  0  0  0  0   2
   TEAM................                         2  4  6             1
   Totals..............   16-49   5-18  14-21   9 28 37  15  51 10 17  2  5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-27 40.7% 2nd Half: 5-22 22.7% Game: 32.7% DEADB 3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 4-8 50.0% 2nd Half: 1-10 10.0% Game: 27.8% REBS F Throw % 1st Half: 2-3 66.7% 2nd Half: 12-18 66.7% Game: 66.7% 3,1

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOME TEAM: San Jose State 13-9, 5-8 WAC TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS ## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN 21 Taylor, Tatiana..... f 4-9 0-1 4-6 4 3 7 2 12 1 3 0 0 28 43 Augustine, Lamisha.. f 2-9 0-0 0-0 1 4 5 2 4 2 2 1 1 35 25 Gemo, Nica.......... c 3-3 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 3 6 0 2 0 1 16 01 Williams, Cricket... g 1-12 0-5 1-2 0 9 9 2 3 6 5 0 3 40 04 McGlaston, Erica.... g 0-4 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 3 0 2 2 0 1 33 20 Harris, Lindsay..... 4-11 3-8 0-0 0 1 1 3 11 2 2 0 1 25 24 Taylor, Teoma....... 3-5 0-0 2-4 1 1 2 2 8 0 0 0 0 21 52 Forster, Kayla...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 TEAM................ 2 3 5 Totals.............. 17-53 3-14 7-12 8 28 36 17 44 13 17 1 7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-23 43.5% 2nd Half: 7-30 23.3% Game: 32.1% DEADB 3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-3 33.3% 2nd Half: 2-11 18.2% Game: 21.4% REBS F Throw % 1st Half: 2-4 50.0% 2nd Half: 5-8 62.5% Game: 58.3% 4

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Officials: Eric Larson, Carla Fujimoto, Debbie Adams Technical fouls: UTEP-None. San Jose State-None. Attendance: 275 Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total UTEP.......................... 28 23 - 51 San Jose State................ 23 21 - 44

Points in the paint-UTEP 10,SJSU 22. Points off turnovers-UTEP 13,SJSU 9. 2nd chance points-UTEP 5,SJSU 3. Fast break points-UTEP 0,SJSU 2. Bench points-UTEP 9,SJSU 19. Score tied-3 times. Lead changes-3 times. Last FG-UTEP 2nd-04:23, SJSU 2nd-01:16.


 

 

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