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Reprinted from Comet Crush

Women's Basketball
The UTD women's basketball team opened its 2007-08 American Southwest Conference schedule with a pair of convincing road wins over Schreiner and Texas Lutheran Universities.

The Comets, who won their third and fourth straight games to improve to 4-1, demolished both ASC West Division opponents, defeating Schreiner 83-53; then pummeled Texas Lutheran, 92-46. The 4-1 start marks only the second time in school history that the UTD women have started a season with a winning record this far into the season. The 2001-02 Comets started 5-0.

The UTD trio of senior Jenise Langston, sophomore Chelsea Edwards and senior Ericka Baker each scored in double figures in both games, posting a combined 99 points. Newcomer Kelly Canady added 22 points in the two-game road trip as Coach Polly Thomason got to empty her bench in both contests.

UTD shot a remarkable 73-for-142 (.514) from the field in the two games, and forced 53 opponent turnovers.

View the women's basketball schedule.



Men's Basketball
The UTD men's basketball team opened its American Southwest Conference schedule over the weekend with a pair of identical 74-63 road wins at Schreiner and Texas Lutheran University.

Junior Ernie Lowery combined for a 37-point weekend in leading the Comets (4-1, 2-0) in scoring for the third straight game. UTD kept both Schreiner and TLU winless on the young season by shooting over 50 percent in each game. It was the third and fourth straight wins for UTD.

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