Carney's 21 Points Powers Tulsa Women Past Boise State, 84-53
Jan. 18, 2003
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Tulsa sophomore Alison Carney scored a career-high 21 points and senior Allison Curtin added 16 points as the Golden Hurricane cruised past Boise State in front of 1,212 fans at the Donald W. Reynolds Center on Saturday afternoon.
Tulsa nailed a school record 11 three pointers en route to its six straight overall victory and fifth straight Western Athletic Conference win, both of which tie school records for consecutive wins and best WAC start. Last season, TU also rang up a six-game win streak and began conference play with five consecutive victories.
A stingy defense by the Golden Hurricane set the tone of the game early by limiting the Broncos to just one field goal in the first 12:42. Meanwhile, Tulsa (10-6, 5-0 WAC) raced out to a 27-4 advantage before Boise State's Simone Grant converted a lay-up into the Broncos second field goal of the game at 7:18.
On the offensive end for TU, Carney caught fire and scored 10 of the Hurricane's first 30 points and finished the first half with 12 points and five rebounds. For the second straight game, Tulsa torched the nets and built a double-figure halftime lead. In the first half, TU nailed 16-of-27 field goal attempts for 59.2 percent and drained 6-of-10 three-pointers for 60-percent. Boise State (4-12, 1-5 WAC) suffered through a miserable first half, hitting just 5-of-30 field goal attempts for 16.7 percent and was 0-for-7 from behind the arc.
In the second period, Curtin, Carney and freshman Kara Pongonis each found their mark from long range and Pongonis' trey with 2:26 remaining broke the school's single game record for three-point field goals.
Boise State fought back in the second period and shot 46.9 percent from the field, but TU countered by hitting on 42.4 percent of its field goal attempts and the Hurricane outrebounded the Broncos, 42-33. Tulsa shot 50 percent from the field for the second straight game and the 84 points were a season-high for the Hurricane.
Individually, Carney led the team in scoring and rebounding with nine boards, while Curtin and Pongonis each dished out a game-high five assists apiece.
Jamie Hawkins led Boise State with 17 points, while Camille Woodfield grabbed a game-best 10 rebounds.
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