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Farr, Heidotten Spark Tulsa Women Past Nevada, 72-49

Senior Leela Farr led the Golden Hurricane to a 72-49 win at Nevada with game highs of 17 points and nine rebounds.
Senior Leela Farr led the Golden Hurricane to a 72-49 win at Nevada with game highs of 17 points and nine rebounds.
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Feb. 2, 2002

Box Score

Reno, Nevada - Tulsa senior Leela Farr recorded a team-high 17 points and nine rebounds to lead the Golden Hurricane women to a 72-49 route of Nevada in front on 1,283 at the Lawlor Events Center.

Tulsa improved to 13-8 overall this season and 8-3 in Western Athletic Conference play, which ties Rice for third place. Nevada dropped to 7-13 overall and 4-7 in WAC games. Senior Carla Morrow tallied 15 points and seven rebounds, but it was sophomore Becky Heidotten who came off the bench to spark the Hurricane to a victory with 16 points and eight rebounds.

Tulsa outrebounded Nevada, 44-36, and outshot the Wolf Pack 47-percent to just 32-percent from the field. After shooting just 39-percent from the field and 58-percent from the free-throw line in the first half, TU heated up in the final period, shooting 56-percent from the field and was a perfect 11-of-11 from the foul line.

Nevada led for most of the first half, leading by as many as six on several occasions. However, at the 9:50 mark in the opening period, Nevada's early momentum disappeared when Heidotten nailed a jumper to spark a Hurricane run of 21-4 to end the half. Heidotten tallied six points during the spurt and held the Wolf Pack to just two field goals during the final half of the first period and led 31-20 at intermission.

TU wasted little time in the second half of putting the game out of reach. The Golden Hurricane increased its lead to 20 points within the first five minutes of the second period and never let up. The Wolf Pack never got closer than 17 points during the final 15 minutes and Tulsa completed a four-game road trip with a 3-1 mark.

Kate Smith led Nevada with a game-high 21 points and tied teammate Katie Golomb for a team-best eight rebounds.

With seven rebounds for the game, Morrow became just the second Tulsa player to record over 600 career boards. She joins for Hurricane Mary Keeran (1980-84), who tallied a school-record 645 rebounds, as the only two players in school history to reach the 600-rebound plateau. Morrow also became the first player at TU to score 1,000 points and grab 600 rebounds.