Longhorns hold Orange-White Game
AUSTIN, Texas -- Sophomore forward Tiffany Jackson (Dallas, Texas/Duncanville HS) scored a game-high 19 points and added a game-best 10 rebounds, to lead the White Team to a 65-63 win over the Orange Team in the annual Texas Women's Basketball Orange-White Game (intrasquad scrimmage) held Wednesday evening at the Erwin Center. The team played eight four-minute periods in the scrimmage.
Leading the way for the Orange squad were the senior forward duo of Heather Schreiber (Windthorst, Texas/Windthorst HS) and Mercedes Williams (Houston, Texas/Westfield HS). Schreiber had 18 points and seven boards, while Williams finished with 16 points, six rebounds and four steals.
Mieloszynska (Poznan, Poland/Illinois Central College), making her first public appearance for UT, collected 15 points on six-for-nine shooting, including a three-for-five effort from 3-point range.
The other top performer for the winning White squad was junior guard Coco Reed (Houston, Texas/Jersey Village HS) with 12 points, as she went six-for-10 from the field.
Both teams shot 52 percent from the floor, with the White team going 26-for-40 and the Orange going 25-for-48 from the field. The Orange squad, led by Schreiber's seven boards, held a 28-23 rebounding edge.
The Longhorns open up preseason exhibition play next Wednesday, Nov. 3 when UT hosts Trinity University (San Antonio), the defending NCAA Division III champions, at 7 p.m. at the Erwin Center. The Longhorns' second and final exhibition will be against TTT-Riga of Latvia at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14.
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ORANGE-WHITE SCRIMMAGE POST-GAME QUOTES
"I thought Heather and Tiffany played very well at times, Mercedes (Williams) gave us some strong minutes, and we saw how good a shooter Daria is tonight. Overall, like I said, this is a good starting point for us."
Senior Guard Jamie Carey
Senior Forward Heather Schreiber