Texas Longhorns Head Coach Karen Aston Reacts to a victory Sunday, March 19, 2017 during the NCAA Women's Tournament at the Erwin Center. Dustin Safranek FOR AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Women's Basketball

Longhorns women’s basketball team closes Italy tour with win

Posted August 19th, 2017

Story highlights
  • Jordan Hosey leads Longhorns with 25 points and 17 rebounds
  • Freshman Destiny Littleton scores 23
  • Longhorns finish Italy tour 2-1

The Longhorns women’s basketball team dominated Basket Costa, an Italian professional club team, and came away with a 122-36 victory to close out their Italian tour in Costa Masnaga.

Texas made 51 percent of its shots from the field, going 51-of-100. They had 71 total rebounds and 22 steals.

“I thought we were a little more ready to play today in the beginning,” Texas head coach Karen Aston said in a UT press release. “It was great to be able to get the young kids in there for an extended amount of time.”

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Jordan Hosey, a junior, led all scorers and rebounders with 25 points and 17 boards. Freshman Destiny Littleton added 23 points and junior Oamide Aborowa contributed 12 points and 12 rebounds.

“I think Jordan has found her motor again,” Aston said. “She’s in better shape, she’s more focused right now and has her feet on the ground in all areas.”

The Longhorns took a 28-2 lead by the 2:26 mark of the first quarter and never looked back.

Chasity Patterson scored 17 points while Jatarie White added 14 points. Patterson filled up the box score, adding seven steals and six assists.

Texas finished the tour with a 2-1 record.

Texas opens its season on Nov. 12th against Stetson at the Frank Erwin Center.

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