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Tulsa Golden Hurricane Sports Weekly Review

Taleya Mayberry

Taleya Mayberry

March 20, 2013

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Student-Athlete of the Week

Week of March 11-17

Senior Taleya Mayberry (Women’s Basketball) has a 3.103 GPA while majoring in business. Mayberry, a native of Tulsa, led the Golden Hurricane to the Conference USA Women’s Basketball Championship title and was named tournament MVP. Mayberry scored a tournament record 100 points, and averaged 25.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.8 steals per contest. In thne championship game against UCF, she tallied 25 points, pulled down eight rebounds, posted four steals and handed out a pair of assists in the win over the Knights.)

 

Last Week’s Results

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL (17-15)

 

Defeated ECU 79-72 (Tulsa used a 16-7 run in the final 3:05 of the game to claim a 79-72 victory over East Carolina in the quarterfinal round of the Conference USA Basketball Championship on Thursday night. Scottie Haralson ended the game with a team-high 22 points, while freshman James Woodard scored 17 points, all coming in the second half. Fellow freshmen Shaquille Harrison and D'Andre Wright added 12 and 10 points respectively.) 

 

Lost to Memphis 85-74 (Scottie Haralson scored 25 points and a career-high 12 rebounds to lead Tulsa, but the Golden Hurricane fell to Memphis, 85-74, in the semifinals of the 2013 C-USA Men’s Basketball Championship. It marked the first career double-double for Haralson, who was 5-of-9 from beyond the arc. Junior Pat Swilling Jr. tallied 15 points and Shaquille Harrison added 13 points for TU.)

 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (17-16)

 

Defeated Rice 74-52 (The Golden Hurricane cruised to a 74-52 win over No. 11 seed Rice on Wednesday evening. Tulsa seniors - Taleya MayberryTiffani Couisnard and Jessica McQuin - combined for 45 of TU's 74 points or 60-percent of TU's scoring. Freshman Ashley Clark paced Tulsa with a game-best and personal-high 12 rebounds, while Couisnard had nine, and All-Freshman Team member Kelsee Grovey headlined the defense with three steals.)

 

Took Down Tulane 75-67  (Guard Taleya Mayberry led a balanced Golden Hurricane attack that saw four players finish in double figures as host and sixth-seeded Tulsa defeated No. 3 seed Tulane, 75-67 on Thursday. Mayberry finished the day with 21 points - 16 of which came in the second half on the strength of a 10-of-12 performance from the free throw line. Kelsee Grovey and Mariah Turner were second to Mayberry in scoring with 11 each, and Kadan Brady finished with 10. Forward Tiffani Couisnard paced the Hurricane with 11 rebounds, her 25th career double-digit rebounding contest and 12th this season.) 

 

Won against ECU 72-59 (Tulsa picked up a 72-59 come-from-behind win over East Carolina in the Conference USA Women's Basketball Championship semifinals on Friday. The Pirates held a 33-22 halftime lead and appeared to be in control of the contest with a 15-point lead at 42-27 with 16:14 left in regulation. Tulsa, however, outscored East Carolina 45-17 the rest of the way and went ahead for good at 59-56 on a 3-pointer by guard Kelsee Grovey with 2:51 on the clock. Tulsa's first-team All-C-USA honoree Taleya Mayberry led all players with 30 points, and forward Tiffani Couisnard posted a double-double with 16 points and a game-high 17 rebounds. Couisnard also led all players with five blocked shots and three steals. Mayberry, who hit 10-of-15 free throws and canned a pair of 3-pointers along the way, paced the Golden Hurricane with three assists.)

 

Defeated UCF 75-66  (The Golden Hurricane capped a magical four-game run through the 2013 Conference USA Championship with a 75-66 title-game win over UCF Saturday evening in the BOK Center. Senior guard Taleya Mayberry was named C-USA Championship Most Valuable Player after scoring 25 points, pulling down eight rebounds, posting four steals and handing out a pair of assists in the win over the Knights. For the week, she averaged 25.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.8 steals per contest. She was joined on the C-USA Championship All-Tournament Team by Tiffani Couisnard and Kelsee Grovey. Mayberry was one of four Tulsa players to post double-digit scoring totals as guard Ashley Clark and forward Loren McDaniel each scored 14 while Grovey added 12. Clark paced the Golden Hurricane with three assists and shared team-high block honors with McDaniel at a trio apiece.)

 

No. 19/21 SOFTBALL (23-5, 6-0 C-USA)

 

Defeated Indiana State 8-1 (The No. 21 Tulsa softball team, led by a six-run second inning explosion, surged past Indiana State, 8-1, on Thursday at the Collins Family Softball Complex. Freshman Caitlin Sill (2-2) went the distance for the Golden Hurricane scattering six hits with three strikeouts while allowing no earned runs and only one walk. Three TU players smashed homeruns against the Sycamores as second baseman Shelby Blanton hit a three-run homerun out to left center in the second inning. Designated player Lacey Middlebrooks and first baseman Julie Kernen each had solo jacks for the Hurricane.)  

 

Defeated Memphis 4-2 (Eight Innings) (Tulsa picked up a 4-2 eight inning win against Memphis during the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. In the top of the eighth, the Golden Hurricane broke a scoreless tie with four runs. First baseman Julie Kernen hit a two-run single to provide the final two runs. Right fielder Cierra Hughes scored on a fielder's choice and catcher Cassidy Bowen came home on an error.)

Defeated Memphis 8-0 (Five Innings) (Lacey Middlebrooks pitched a no-hitter to lead TU to an 8-0 five inning win against Memphis during the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday. Third baseman Jill Barrett and shortstop Samantha Cobb each drove in two runs for the Golden Hurricane. Center fielder Caitlin Everett went 5-for-5 at the plate, tying the school record for hits in a single game. In the midst of her 5-for-5 game, Everett became Tulsa's all-time leading hitter, and with her two RBI, Cobb became Tulsa's all-time leading run producer.)

Defeated Memphis 9-2 (Tulsa scored all of its nine runs in two innings, including a seven-run explosion in the top of the fourth, to complete its Conference USA series sweep at Memphis with a 9-2 victory Sunday afternoon. Lacey Middlebrooks (9-2) struck out nine batters, and allowed no earned runs and just four hits in 6.0 innings. Shortstop Samantha Cobb homered for the fourth time this season and drove in four runs for the Golden Hurricane.)

 

No. 21 MEN’S TENNIS (8-6)

Lost to No. 3 UCLA 4-3 (Juniors Japie De Klerk and Clifford Marsland, along with freshman Carlos Bautista picked up singles victories against ranked opponents, but it wasn't enough as the No. 21 Tulsa men's tennis squad dropped a 4-3 decision to No. 3 UCLA at the Los Angeles Tennis Center.  No. 66 De Klerk defeated No. 28 Novikov 6-3, 6-2 at No. 1 singles, No. 100 Marsland defeated No. 8 Marcos Giron 6-7 (3-7), 6-3, 1-0, at No. 2 singles and Bautsita had a come from behind 6-7 (6-8), 6-4, 1-0 (10-5) win at No. 6 singles.)

 

 

Upcoming Schedule

                                     

                                        

Monday, March 18             W. Tennis         at San Francisco                    San Francisco, Calif.         1:00 pm

 

Tuesday, March 19            W. Tennis         vs. St. Mary’s                       San Francisco, Calif.         2:00 pm

 

Wednesday, March 20        M. Basketball    at Wright State (CBI Invitational)                                     Dayton, Ohio     6:00 pm

 

Thursday, March 21           M. Golf            at Desert Shootout                 Phoenix, Ariz.                    All Day

 

Friday, March 22               Softball            at UNLV                               Las Vegas, Nev.               6:00 pm

                                       M. Golf            at Desert Shootout                 Phoenix, Ariz.                    All Day

                                       Rowing             at Longhorn Invite                  Austin, Texas                    All Day

 

Saturday, March 23            Softball            vs. Boise State                      Las Vegas, Nev.               11:15 am

                                       Softball            at UNLV                               Las Vegas, Nev.               3:45 pm

                                       M. Golf            at Desert Shootout                 Phoenix, Ariz.                    All Day

                                       Rowing             at Longhorn Invite                  Austin, Texas                    All Day

 

 

Sunday, March 24              Softball            vs. Boise State                      Las Vegas, Nev.               9:00 am

                                       Softball            vs. Texas Tech                      Las Vegas, Nev.               11:15 am

                                       Rowing             at Longhorn Invite                  Austin, Texas                    All Day

                                       W. Basketball   vs. Stanford (NCAA Tourney)  Palo Alto, Calif.                 4:20 pm

 

 

Monday, March 25             W Golf             at Spring Break Classic           Maui, Hawaii                      All Day

 

Tuesday, March 26            W Golf             at Spring Break Classic           Maui, Hawaii                      All Day

 

Wednesday, March 27      M. Tennis        Wichita State                        Case Tennis Center          5:00 pm

                                       Softball            at Central Arkansas                Conway, Ark.                    5:00 pm

                                       W Golf             at Spring Break Classic           Maui, Hawaii                      All Day

 

Friday, March 29              M. Tennis        Rice*                                   Case Tennis Center          2:00 pm

                                       Softball           UCF* (DH)                            Collins Complex              3:00 pm

 

Saturday, March 30          Softball           UCF*                                   Collins Complex              12 noon

                                       W. Tennis        Notre Dame                          Case Tennis Center          12 noon

                                       Outdoor Track   at Arkansas Spring Invite        Fayetteville, Ark.               All Day

 

 

 

* = Conference USA event

 

Tulsa Student-Athlete of the Week Winners

August 20 – Katie Bykowski (Women’s Soccer)

August 27 – Claire Nicholson (Women’s Soccer)

September 4 – Jessica Adams (Women’s Volleyball)

September 11 – Derrick Luetjen (Football)

September 18 – Sarah Macpherson (Cross Country)

September 24 – Mark Pais (Men’s Soccer)

October 1 – Chris O’Hare (Cross Country)

October 8 – Trent Dupy (Football)

October 15 – Andrew Heyes (Cross Country)

October 22 – Sam Vickers (Women’s Tennis)

October 29 – Rebecca Handley and Stephanie Aitken (Women’s Soccer)

November 5 – Jamie Roloff (Women’s Rowing)

November 12 – Matt Boullt (Men’s Soccer)

November 19 – Diana Silva (Women’s Volleyball)

November 26 – Jared St. John (Football)

December 3 – Thomas Roberson (Football)

December 10 – Tiffani Couisnard (Women’s Basketball)

January 2 – Derrick Jackson (Football)

January 7 – Ashley Clark (Women’s Basketball)

January 14 – Tiffani Couisnard (Women’s Basketball)

January 21 – Saana Saarteinen (Women’s Tennis)

January 28 – Taleya Mayberry (Women’s Basketball)

February 5 – Clifford Marsland (Men’s Tennis)

February 11 – Katherine Camp (Women’s Track and Field)

February 18 – Chris O’Hare (Men’s Track and Field)

February 25 – Jill Barrett (Softball)

March 4 – Japie De Klerk (Men’s Tennis)

March 11 – Aimee Creger (Softball)

March 18 – Taleya Mayberry (Women’s Basketball)