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Tulsa Women's Hoops Fall to Thundering Herd, 74-53

Tatum Beer (pictured), Chanel Johnson and Larrissa Williams all tallied double digits for Tulsa, but it wasn't enough as TU dropped a 74-53 decision to Marshall.
Tatum Beer (pictured), Chanel Johnson and Larrissa Williams all tallied double digits for Tulsa, but it wasn't enough as TU dropped a 74-53 decision to Marshall.
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Jan. 18, 2008

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Huntington, W.Va. - Tatum Beer, Chanel Johnson and Larrissa Williams all tallied double digits for Tulsa, but it wasn't enough as TU dropped a 74-53 decision to Marshall on Friday night at the Cam Henderson Center in Huntington, W.Va. The Golden Hurricane fell to 7-10 on the season and 3-1 in Conference USA, while the Thundering Herd moved to 11-6 overall and 3-1 in the league.

Marshall got out to an early 7-2 lead with just 1:24 ticked off the clock, but a trey by Beer and a basket in the paint by Johnson tied the contest 7-7 at the 17:49 mark. The Thundering Herd, however, then held TU scoreless for nearly eight minutes off the clock and went on a 15-point run to own a 22-7 advantage. The Golden Hurricane continued to struggle offensively, trailing 43-23 at the break.

In the second half, TU came close to matching Marshall point-for-point, scoring 30 points to the Thundering Herd's 31, but the Golden Hurricane couldn't overcome the first half deficit.

Beer had a team-leading 16 points and three steals, while Johnson added 14 points and three blocks, and Williams turned in 12 points. Teka Brooks led Tulsa with six rebounds and added two blocks, while Kara Vaughan had a team-best five assists.

For the Thundering Herd, Meagan Samis scored a team-leading 13 points, while Casey Baker and Meg Withrow each registered 12 points, and Kizzy Hart added 11 points. Defensively for Marshall, Chantelle Handy had a game-best seven rebounds and six assists, while Baker posted five steals and three blocks to lead her team in both categories.

Tulsa returns to action on Sunday, Jan. 20th against East Carolina. Game time is set for 12 noon (CST) at the Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum in Greenville, N.C.