No. 17 Texas beats MVSU 92-60 in opener

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP)—Ashleigh Fontenette scored 20 points and Kathleen Nash added 19, leading No. 17 Texas to a 92-60 victory over Mississippi Valley State in their season opener Friday night.

Yvonne Anderson had 18 points for the Longhorns, who put five players in double figures. Chassidy Fussell scored 12 and Anne Marie Hartung 10.

Texas made nine of its first 11 shots from the field and six of its first seven 3-pointers to open a 23-3 lead. Mississippi Valley State struggled to find any offensive rhythm, as the Longhorns finished with 15 steals and eight blocks while forcing 26 turnovers.

De’Kisha Fondon had 21 points for Mississippi Valley State and Olivia Kennedy added 19.

Texas led 50-31 at halftime.

Updated Friday, Nov 12, 2010

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 Miss. Valley St.
De'Kisha Fondon De'Kisha Fondon
8-13,  21 Pts
3 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Texas
Yvonne Anderson Yvonne Anderson
7-9,  18 Pts
2 Rebs, 4 Assists

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