Robbins, Jaskowiak Leads Golden Hurricane Women Past Hawaii, 63-55
Feb. 1, 2004
Honolulu - Tulsa redshirt freshman Jillian Robbins scored a game-high 22 points and sophomore Emily Jaskowiak notched a double-double with 15 points and a game-best 13 rebounds to lead the Golden Hurricane to a 63-55 victory over Hawaii at the Stan Sheriff Center.
In a game dominated by defense, Tulsa (13-6, 6-3 WAC) used the inside combination of Robbins and Jaskowiak, who accounted for 37 of TU's 64 total points, to record its first first-ever win in Honolulu.
The two teams battled to a 31-31 tie at intermission and Tulsa began the second half with a 9-2 run to take a 40-33 lead during the early minutes. However, Hawaii (5-13, 3-6 WAC) countered with a 10-3 spurt that tied the game at 43 apiece. The teams traded baskets over the next two minutes and the contest remained tied at 47-47 with 7:08 remaining in the game.
The Golden Hurricane blew the game open with a 7-0 run when Robbins nailed a jumper followed by a three-pointer from sophomore Kara Pongonis and a lay-up from Jaskowiak. The Rainbow Wahine pulled to within four points on a trey from April Atuaia with 3:10 remaining but could not get any closer than five points for the rest of the game. TU converted 7-of-8 free throw attempts down the stretch to keep UH at arms length.
Robbins scored 14 of her 22 points in the second half to pace the Hurricane, while Jaskowiak, who made her first career start against Hawaii, led Tulsa in the first half where she scored 10 of her 15 points. TU held a 42-37 rebound advantage and hit 22 of 28 free throw attempts for 78.6 percent. Hawaii out shot Tulsa, 36.8 percent to 35.7 percent. Senior Candice Brewer dished out a game-high six assists.
Atuaia led three Rainbow Wahine players into double figures with 13 points. Jade Abele finished with 11 points, while Janevia Taylor chipped in 10 points.
Hawaii led for much of the first half, building its largest lead of six points on a three-pointer from Abele at 14:20. Robbins scored Tulsa's first eight points before receiving her third foul at the 13:14 mark. With Robbins on the bench, Tulsa turned to Jaskowiak and she nailed 5-of-6 field goal attempts to keep Tulsa within striking distance.
The Hurricane trailed by five points with 2:53 remaining in the first half when Jaskowiak hit a short jumper and then rebounded her own missed free throw and stuck it back to pull TU to within a single point. Brewer hit two shots from the charity stripe and Jaskowiak then drained another bucket to give Tulsa a three-point lead. However, Hawaii's Milia Macfarlane squeezed in a three-pointer with 0:14 left to tie the game at halftime.
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