Scorching start lifts Texas WBB to resounding win

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Texas defeats Duquesne 78-41 to start the season with a home win Thursday night (Photo courtesy of Texas Sports).

AUSTIN, Texas — A scorching start from Lashann Higgs propelled the Texas Women’s Basketball team to a season-opening home win Thursday night. Behind 20 points from Higgs and a career-high 15 by Destiny Littleton the Longhorns defeated the Duquesne Dukes 78-41 Thursday night at the Erwin Center.

Higgs had the game’s — and season’s — first five points and No. 11 Texas never let up, leading 24-7 after one and 37-12 at halftime. Junior point guard Sug Sutton set a career-high with nine assists, to go with four points and three boards.

The first long look at this year’s Longhorns looks like things are right on track, with terrific input from all ends of the roster in the resounding win.

“Well I thought as a team we played very well together,” Higgs said. “There’s still a lot that we have to work on but with each game I thunk we’ll get better and more experienced. I just tried to do what I can for the team.”

Destiny Littleton had a career-high 15 points Thursday (Photo courtesy of Texas Sports).

Senior Jatarie White posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Off the bench, sophomore Chasity Patterson and senior Olamide Aborowa added six points a piece while freshmen Charli Collier and Audrey Warren had five points each as the Longhorns bench Duquesne's starting unit 37-21.

The Horns’ next travel to Denton Monday, Nov. 12 to take on North Texas at 7 p.m., with the game broadcasting on 105.3 FM.

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