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Kayla Thornton returns to guide UTEP over Louisiana Tech

Michaela Roman

Senior forward Kayla Thornton returned from injury to lead the Miners to a 81-72 victory over Louisiana Tech at Memorial Gym.

Thornton had a double-double as she scored 25 points and collected 12 rebounds, she is now only three points shy of the all-time career record in school history.

It was a game that had plenty of momentum shifts. UTEP led 28-23 at the half buy the Lady Techsters scored the first six points of the second half and had a 48-43 lead with 11 minutes left in the game but the Miners put together a 24-10 run to take a 67-58 lead and never looked back.

The Miners outscored Louisiana Tech in the paint 34-20, the Lady Techsters converted 37 percent from the field and the Miners 48.

In addition to Thornton’s performance, sophomore guard Jenzel Nash added 23 points while senior center had 12 points and six rebounds.

For the Lady Techsters guard Kelia Shelton led the way with 25 points and forward Withney Frazier had a double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds.

With the win the Miners will now face the winner of the Southern Miss vs. Old Dominion on Friday at 11:30 a.m., at the Don Haskins Center.

Edwin Delgado may be reached at [email protected]., and @EdwinDelgado13

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Edwin Delgado
Edwin Delgado, Sports Editor
Edwin is a senior  multimedia journalism major who came  to The Prospector in May of 2012 as a correspondent. He became the sports editor starting the summer 2012 semester. Edwin is excited for the challenges that lie ahead as the paper transitions into a daily publication. He fell in love with sports at a very young age, especially with soccer, and learned to embrace others as he grew up. The 2013-14 year will be a good opportunity for him to watch the new era of UTEP football and how a solid new basketball class performs first hand. Edwin is trying to get as much as possible from the last stretch of his college life before getting into the real world when he graduates in May of 2014.
Michaela Roman
Michaela Roman, Editor-in-Chief
Michaela is a Senior Digital Media Production major at The University of Texas at El Paso. As the Editor-in-Chief, and former Photo Editor of The Prospector, she has learned to stay organized, manage a staff of writers and photographers, meet deadlines, cover events and network with others. She also has freelance experience and a personal photography business. Michaela aspires to work as an editor for a large media outlet and one day go to graduate school to teach photojournalism.
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