Farr's Career High 29 Points Leads Tulsa Past UTEP, 84-70
Feb. 9, 2002
Tulsa, Oklahoma - Senior forward Leela Farr said it was a simple matter to score a career-high 29 points in Tulsa's 84-71 victory over UTEP on Saturday afternoon at the Reynolds Center.
``I had good passers on the floor with me and I took a lot of two-foot shots from the blocks,'' she said. ``Anybody can make those. When you're on, you're on.''
Farr was on particularly in the first half when she made 6-of-8 from the field and 9-of-9 from the foul line to score 21 points, two shy of a school record.
She finished 9-of-12 from the field and 11-of-12 from the line, falling four shy of the one-game school record of 33 points, set by Carla Mororw in 2001.
Tulsa (15-8, 10-3). which started the game tied for second place in the Western Athletic Conference, tied a school record by winning its fifth straight game. TU's 15 victories are the most since the school revived the women's basketball program in 1996.
``Back in September, looking at the schedule, I would have been extremely pleased to be where we are right now,'' Hurricane coach Kathy McConnell-Miller said. ``These girls have really bonded and gelled and stepped up.''
UTEP (3-18, 1-12) kept the game close for a time with hot 3-point shooting and led 26-24 with 8:28 left in the first half, but Tulsa scored the next 19 points and led 43-28 at halftime.
The Hurricane led by as many as 21 in the second half. UTEP closed to within nine (80-71) with 1:46 left, but TU's Carla Morrow sank four foul shots to put the game out of reach.
A crowd of 1,655 at the Reynolds Center was bolstered by youth and junior high girls basketball teams representing local and area schools and organizations.
Story courtesy of the Tulsa World
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