LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Returning starters Sharde’ Collins and Kaitlyn Pratt played 39 productive minutes apiece Friday for Little Rock, which worked its way past North Texas for a Round 1 victory in the Preseason WNIT.
The Trojans (1-0) scored 22 points in the fourth quarter to secure the win and will play either Green Bay or Elon in Round 2.
Collins closed with 17 points, and Pratt fought her way to 14 points and 14 rebounds on a night when both teams struggled to score. Little Rock was 36 percent from the field and just 2-of-9 from 3-point range, while North Texas (0-1) shot 31 percent and had 20 turnovers.
The Mean Green didn’t have anyone score in double figures; Candice Adams scored nine points, and Terra Ellison added nine rebounds.